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 Welcome To My Website!

 "You must be the change you wish to see in the world"  -  Mohandas Gandhi

 

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Welcome to Pre-AP World Geography!  I am pleased that you are accepting the challenge of Pre-Advanced Placement work.  I want you to have a very successful year, to expand your knowledge and appreciation of our world, and to increase your preparedness for Advanced Placement work in upper level grades.

In this class, you will be expected to show a high level of commitment to learning, to do a significant amount of reading and preparation outside of the classroom, and take personal responsibility for assignments and due dates.  As one requirement of this course, students are required to keep an up-to-date geography notebook that demonstrates effective organization.

I ask that you be willing to work with me to attain the goals set for this course and the goals that you will set for yourself.  As a member of the Keller High School student body, you have unlimited opportunities for learning and enrichment.

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PRE-AP WORLD GEOGRAPHY INFORMATION:  THIS WILL BE THE WEBSITE FOR ALL MY PRE-AP WORLD GEOGRAPHY INFORMATION (HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS, PPTs, UPCOMING TESTS & PROJECTS, and ANNOUNCEMENTS  WILL BE INCLUDED).  This site is especially important if students are absent from class.  If the K-Connect Website closes, I will send information to students and parents about where I will have Pre-AP World Geography materials and information available for my students.

There is an electronic copy of the World Geography Textbook online for students who might need it, but it is important that you also have a copy of the textbook for your personal use.  There will be an opportunity for students to sign out copies of the textbook at the beginning of the school year.  There is a quick link to access the online book on the right side of this page under "Links."  You can also gain access to a version of your textbook online by searching for www.classzone.com and then using the following information:

          username: kellerss
          password: indians      (The KISD book is the 2007 edition;  NOT 2009 edition)
          code: 2687052-10 (if needed)

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2014 - 2015 CONTACT INFORMATION and SCHEDULE:

  ANN GVENTER

  Keller High School, Room 166

  Phone:   817-744-1597        

  Email: ann.gventer@kellerisd.net  

CLASS SCHEDULE (8:30AM - 3:47PM):

Periods 1 & 2:  Pre-AP World Geography  Period 5:  Pre-AP World Geography
Period 3:  Planning Period    Period 6:  Conference  
Period 4:  Lunch Period  Periods 7, 8 & 9:  Pre-AP World Geography  

  

 
Scheduled Make-Up Work & Tutorials*:       

Monday and Wednesday PM3:50PM - 4:50PM.  There are no make-up or tutorials times scheduled before school. 

  1. * if these times are not convenient, please talk to me at the beginning of class or contact me by email.

 Announcements

DATE CHANGE. CHAPTER 3 VOCAB. QUIZ MOVED to TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7th 
by Gventer, AnnNo presence information
 10/1/2014 1:14 PM
 
STUDENTS NEED TO BRING THEIR BOOKS TO CLASS on MONDAY, September 8th and TUESDAY, September 9th 
by Gventer, AnnNo presence information
 9/4/2014 9:46 PM
 
 
3-RING BINDER for P/AP WORLD GEOGRAPHY 
by Gventer, AnnNo presence information
 8/27/2014 1:07 PM
Students need a separate 3-ring binder for P/AP World Geography.  There are many handouts, notes, maps and other visuals that will be kept in the notebook.  It needs to be brought to class every day.  Once, in the last week of the grading period, I will...
 
Information, Policies and Procedures for Pre-AP World Geography, 2014-2015Attachment 
by Gventer, AnnNo presence information
 8/22/2014 8:01 PM
Document attached
 
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 Links

 A Virtual Tour of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
 http://www.freerice.com/
 Animated Atlas: Growth of a Nation (USA)
 http://www.naturevalleytrailview.com/#
 World Geography Super Quiz
 http://www.travelpod.com/traveler-iq
 National Geographic Widgets...Puzzles
 http://www.lizardpoint.com/fun/geoquiz/
 OWL & MOUSE
 http://www.thinkfinity.org/games-and-tools
 USA JIGSAW PUZZLES
 CURRENT EVENTS! NEWS SITES ACROSS THE GLOBE
 McDougall-Littell Online Textbook
 EARTH'S EXTREMES. Highest/lowest/largest/smallest...
 CNN STUDENT NEWS
 WHEN WILL YOU BE 1 BILLION SECONDS OLD?

 Powerpoints & Documents

Folder: Unit 3.  LATIN AMERICA (Chapters 9-11)Unit 3. LATIN AMERICA (Chapters 9-11)No presence informationGventer, Ann
Folder: UNIT 2.  NORTH AMERICA (Canada and The United States).  Ch. 5-8. Click to open folderUNIT 2. NORTH AMERICA (Canada and The United States). Ch. 5-8. Click to open folderNo presence informationGventer, Ann
Folder: UNIT 1. HUMAN GEOGRAPHY.  Chapter 4 - People and Places. Click to openUNIT 1. HUMAN GEOGRAPHY. Chapter 4 - People and Places. Click to openNo presence informationGventer, Ann
Folder: UNIT 1. BASICS of GEOGRAPHY.  Chapters 1-3. Click to open folderUNIT 1. BASICS of GEOGRAPHY. Chapters 1-3. Click to open folderNo presence informationGventer, Ann
Folder: CORE INFORMATIONAL DOCUMENTS- open folder to find copiesCORE INFORMATIONAL DOCUMENTS- open folder to find copiesNo presence informationGventer, Ann
Folder: MAP GUIDELINES and MAP DIRECTIONS. 2014-2015MAP GUIDELINES and MAP DIRECTIONS. 2014-2015No presence informationGventer, Ann
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 Mrs. G's Calendar

1/29/2015 12:00 AM   Nat. Geo Documentary. Amazon: Land of the Flooded Forest 
1/30/2015 12:00 AM   South American Political and Physical Sketch Map Test 
Using personally generated physical & political sketch maps, students will take South American Map Test.  South American Sketch Maps directions handed out on 1/20/15.  A copy of the South America Map Directions can be found in the PowerPoints...
2/2/2015 12:00 AM   Continue Nat. Geo Documentary. Amazon: Land of the Flooded Forest 
2/3/2015 12:00 AM   Final registration Meeting w Counselors & Test ReviewNew 
Students will individually meet w counselors to finalize 2015-2016 schedule.
Class activity:  Review for Unit 3 Test.
2/4/2015 12:00 AM   Unit 3 (Chapters 9-11) Test; Begin Unit 4 Atlas Questions 
Demonstrate knowledge of Unit 3: Latin America
Begin Atlas Questions after completing test.  Atlas Questions will be due on Thursday, February th
2/5/2015 12:00 AM   Unit 4 Chapter Introduction & European Map Requirements  
Begin the study of Region 4:  Europe
Students will be given maps of Europe:  will discuss requirements to complete both a political and a physical map of the region; students will use their completed maps to aid in answering questions on European...
2/5/2015 3:00 PM   Physical Geography of Europe 
2/13/2015 12:00 AM   Physical and Political Map Test of Europe 
Students will use their personally generated maps to answer questions about physical and political features of Europe