Geography 1 - Physical Geography

Readings, Exercises, Midterm Exams, and Quizzes



Week 1

Read Chapter 1 - Introduction to Earth
Analemma / Latitude & Longitude

Week 2

Read Chapter 2 - Portraying Earth
Chapter 1 Quiz

Week 3

Read Chapter 3 - Introduction to the Atmosphere
Major Mountains, Highlands, Plateaus Map Quiz

Week 4

Read Chapter 4 - Insolation and Temperature
Chapter 3 Quiz

Week 5

Midterm Exam I / Presentation Lottery
Read Chapter 5 - Atmospheric Pressure & Winds

Week 6

Presentations Begin / continue Chapter 5
Chapter 5 Quiz

Week 7

Read Chapter 8 - Climate & Climate Change
Map Quiz - Major Deserts & Lowlands

Week 8

Read Chapter 8 - Climate & Climate Change
Chapter 8 Quiz

Week 9

Review Chapters 5 & 8
Map Quiz - Major Oceans & Lakes

Week 10

Midterm Exam II
Read Chapter 13 - Introduction to Landform Study

Week 11

Plate Tectonics & Subduction
Chapter 13 Quiz

Week 12

Read Chapter 14 - Volcanic and Plutonic Landforms
Volcano Exercise

Week 13

Tectonism (folding & faulting)
Chapter 14 Quiz

Week 14

Erosion, Weathering & Mass Wasting
Chapter 15 Take-home Assignment

Week 15

Read Chapter 16 - Fluvial Processes
Chapter 16 Quiz

Week 16

Review of Chapters 13, 14, 16 plus desert terms
Midterm Exam III