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



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.


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 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)




  Keller High School, Room 166

  Phone:   817-744-1597        



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.


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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 A Virtual Tour of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
 Animated Atlas: Growth of a Nation (USA)
 World Geography Super Quiz
 National Geographic Widgets...Puzzles
 McDougall-Littell Online Textbook
 EARTH'S EXTREMES. Highest/lowest/largest/smallest...

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 Mrs. G's Calendar

9/2/2014 12:00 AM   Tools of the Geographer/ Five Themes "Cube" Due 
We will begin the study of the basic tools used by geographers to study the distribution and interaction of physical and human features on the earth.
- Reading and supportive information:  Ch. 1, Sect. 2:  The Geographer's Tools (pp....
9/3/2014 12:00 AM   The Geographer's Tools, continued 
Continue w the Geographer's Tools and review of the important coordinates found on the globe
HW:  Read Geography Skills Handbook section of Chapter 1 (pp. 14-23) and complete Vocabulary and Terms # 16-21.
9/4/2014 12:00 AM   Geography Skills 
Review geography skills as needed, Geography Skills Handbook section of Chapter 1 (pp. 14-23).
9/5/2014 12:00 AM   World Rally Cooperative Activity  
Working in groups, students will have an opportunity to build and reinforce map concepts (longitude/latitude/ coordinates, identification of map sites).  After completing this portion of the activity, students will demonstrate competency & mastery...
9/8/2014 12:00 AM   World Rally Cooperative Activity, continued  
World Rally Cooperative Activity will continue.
HW:  study for a Vocabulary and Terms Quiz to be given on Tuesday 9/9.
9/9/2014 12:00 AM   Ch. 1 Vocabulary and Terms Quiz 
Vocabulary & Terms Quiz.  Students are responsible for all vocabulary & terms on the handout and also any terms within chapter readings and/or notes.
Students will be given a Chapter 1 Review to help them study for Chapter 1 Test. ...
9/10/2014 12:00 AM   Safari Montage: World in Spatial Terms 
Begin or finish Safari Montage's "World in Spatial Terms"
9/11/2014 12:00 AM   Unit 1 Test 
Students will demonstrate mastery of the Five Themes of Geography, Geographer's Tools and Mapping Skills (Ch. 1 of Textbook).    A review handout was given out in class and posted on this website in Unit 1 Folder of PowerPoints & Documents....
9/12/2014 12:00 AM   Begin Internal Forces That Have Shaped the Earth 
Introduction, PPT & Notes
9/15/2014 12:00 AM   World Map Due @ Beginning of Class!