World Cultures & Geography

Middle School World Cultures and Geography at Horizon Online School


Explore the diverse tapestry of the world with Horizon Online School’s Middle School World Cultures and Geography curriculum. This comprehensive course delves into the study of physical and human geography, organized by regions, allowing students to unravel the complexities of global cultures, population patterns, and their impact on the environment.

What Do We Teach in World Cultures and Geography?

Horizon Online School’s World Cultures and Geography curriculum covers a spectrum of topics to provide a holistic understanding of the world. Key focus areas include:

  1. Geography Principles: An introduction to the principles of geography and maps.
  2. World’s Regions: In-depth studies of the world’s regions, encompassing physical and political geography, ancient civilizations, and cultural characteristics.
  3. Economy, Government, and History: Exploration of the economic, governmental, and historical aspects of various regions.
  4. Cultural Appreciation: Developing an appreciation for different cultures and traditions.
  5. Real-World Connections: Emphasizing real-world connections to enhance understanding.

Throughout the curriculum, domain-specific vocabulary, reading assignments, and writing exercises are incorporated to bolster literacy skills.

Learning Objectives for World Cultures and Geography

The Middle School World Cultures and Geography curriculum at Horizon Online School is designed to help students achieve essential learning objectives, preparing them for future studies. These objectives include:

  1. Define Geography: Understand geography as a field of study.
  2. Earth’s Division: Comprehend the division of Earth into continents, oceans, and hemispheres.
  3. Race and Ethnicity: Distinguish between race and ethnicity.
  4. Developed and Developing Countries: Differentiate between developed and developing countries.
  5. Climate Regions Identification: Identify and locate major climate regions, fostering an understanding of the U.S. and Canada.
  6. Cultural Appreciation: Cultivate an appreciation for different cultures and traditions.

Why Choose Horizon Online School’s World Cultures Class?

Selecting Horizon Online School’s World Cultures and Geography curriculum offers numerous advantages:

As a Full Curriculum

  1. Comprehensive Coverage: The curriculum provides a comprehensive exploration of physical and human geography.
  2. Automated Grading: Time-saving automated grading and recordkeeping simplify homeschooling for parents.
  3. Self-Paced Learning: Students can progress at their own pace, ensuring a thorough understanding of concepts.
  4. Flexibility: The flexibility to change courses at any time allows students to adapt their learning journey.
  5. Planning Tools: Time4Learning includes activity planners and curriculum calculators for effective planning.
  6. Literacy Reinforcement: Reading and writing activities are integrated to reinforce literacy skills.
  7. Accessibility: Closed-captioning in videos supports students with diverse learning abilities.

As a Supplement

  1. Flexibility of Format: The flexible format allows targeted focus on specific units or lessons as needed.
  2. Convenient Access: With 24/7 access, students can log in at their convenience, whether after school or on weekends.
  3. Customization Options: Students can choose specific lessons and topics based on their individual needs.
  4. Helpful Lesson Plans: Well-organized lesson plans assist in locating specific topics within the curriculum.
  5. Online Convenience: The online format eliminates the need for travel to external tutoring or learning centers.
  6. No Contracts: Monthly billing with no contracts provides the freedom to cancel anytime.
  7. After School or Summer Learning: Suitable for after-school reinforcement or summer learning.

Additional 7th Grade Homeschool Resources

Explore more seventh-grade resources at Horizon Online School:

  • How to Homeschool Seventh Grade
  • Seventh Grade Math Curriculum
  • Seventh Grade ELA Language Arts Curriculum
  • Seventh Grade Science Curriculum
  • Seventh Grade Social Studies & History

Choose Horizon Online School for a comprehensive and engaging Middle School World Cultures and Geography curriculum, where learning is flexible, enjoyable, and tailored to individual needs. Discover more about our seventh-grade curriculum designed to foster cultural understanding and geographic knowledge.

The live classroom sessions are scheduled to commence in the first week of September 2024