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Class Schedule: 
1st Period: Prep
2nd Period: Geography/World History
3rd Period: United States History
4th Period: 7th Grade Montana History
Lunch
5th Period: Study Skills 
6th Period: United States History
7th Period: Geography/World History
8th Period: 7th Grade Montana History

Course Description and Goals: 

Montana History and Geography 

Course Description: In Montana History we will start with the geography of Montana. The students will be expect to learn the major cities, rivers, counties and county seats of Montana. After, we tackle the geography of Montana the class will start with the history of Montana. We will learn about the first people of Montana. I will have the students explore the culture of the Native Americans and how they used the land. From there we will slow introduce the first immigrants moving to Montana from the east. During this time the kids will understand how the Native Americans life change with the introduction of European culture and technology. The class from their will move to the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the three stages of immigration to Montana, the economic system of boom and bust, and the Homestead Era.

Course Goal: There is definitely an enormous amount of information to cover! I do not expect for you to cram and memorize a bunch of facts, names, and dates into your brain. Instead, we will be looking at different themes and concepts to understand the bigger picture and its importance. I will guide you in using different learning and thinking skills to critically analyze events and time periods of Montana History and Montana Geography. 

World History/World Geography 

Course Description: This year World History will be split into two different semesters. The first semester of class will focus on the world geography and the culture of the world. My hopes for the first semester is that students will explore the different cultures around the world. In class we will do many different single and group projects to get students doing hands on learning about the different cultures around the world. The goal of the class will have the students, understanding and applying geographic concepts and skills to their daily lives. In geography, students will be expected to explore the culture of other countries around the world. As a class we will explore the cultures Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Asia, South America, Central America, and Africa.

 In World History the focus will be on the major events that shaped the world we live in today. The goal for the class is for students to be able understand and see how what happened in the past help form the world we live in today. As a class we will start with the formations of the world's major religions. From there we will study the rise and the fall of major empires like the Greeks, Romans, Mongols, and the Byzantines. Then we will finish with the formation of Western Europe and the rise of Absolute Monarchies.

Course Goal: There is definitely an enormous amount of information to cover! I do not expect for you to cram and memorize a bunch of facts, names, and dates into your brain. Instead, we will be looking at different themes and concepts to understand the bigger picture and its importance. I will guide you in using different learning and thinking skills to critically analyze events and time periods of World History. 

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