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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
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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 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

10/27/2014 12:00 AM   Finish World in the Balance Documentary (Nova); Begin Political Geography 
Students will watch the final section of the Nova documentary begun on Friday, 10/24.
- After documentary is competed, students will submit critical thinking questions for 3 documentaries (see list in calendar entry on 10/24).
As time permits, study...
10/28/2014 12:00 AM   Political Geography 
PPT & Discussion:  Political Geography.
HW:  Political Vocabulary & Questions.
10/29/2014 12:00 AM   Economic Geography 
10/30/2014 12:00 AM   Urban GeographyNew