Primary Info

Key Ideas and Details

  • Develop an understanding of geographical environmental, political, social, and economic aspects of the world.
  • Develop and practice research skills.
  • Develop and practice organization of information and presentation skills.
  • Develop and practice of listening skills.

Student Responsibilities

  • Plan complete route around the world with nine destinations
  • Research facts of climate, culture, economy, political, and/or social interest
  • Plan a short presentation of interesting aspects of each destination
  • Deliver short presentation each week
  • Listen attentively to other club member presentations

Club Structure

  • Maximum 15 Members
  • Club Sponsor:  Mr. John Sutherland
  • Club Facilitator:  Paul Kiser

Meetings will consist of a short announcement period, followed by three-minute presentations by each club member about the destination they have been researching that week.

A large map will be used to chart all club members journey around the world.

Members will be encouraged to compete in the National Geographic Bee in January 2017.

Weekly Schedule

WEEK ONE: Orientation and initial route planning (Nov. 1)

WEEK TWO thru TEN:  Announcements, Presentations (Nov. 15, 22, 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, Jan. 10, 17, 24)

Possible Research for Each Destination

  • Correct Name (English and Local)
  • Location (Continent, country, state/province, city, etc.)
  • Population and Demographics
  • Known For
  • Primary Industries
  • Interesting Facts
  • Problems
  • History
  • Cuisine
  • Statistics
  • Animals
  • Climate
  • Geographical Information
  • Future