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Has anyone taken the WTMA geography online course?

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DS took the class this fall with Mrs. Ostaff and absolutely loved it.  He was reluctant to sign up - geography is "not his thing" - but had a great experience.  The assignments were meaningful and the workload was reasonable - neither of us felt like it was busy work.  He learned a lot, not just about geography, but current world events and history as well.  

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What was the workload like? I’m thinking about this course for my rising 8th grader. She’ll be in some pretty heavy-duty classes so I want to make sure I don’t kill her joy. :)

 

Thanks!

 

 

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Class meets weekly for an hour.  There are weekly reading assignments (looking at maps in an atlas, some websites or current event articles, occasional videos.)  There are also discussion board questions and responses each week.  Exams are actually essay assignments - three per semester - the guidelines for these were pretty broad and allowed for a lot of flexibility with topics.  He probably averaged 2 hours a week outside of class.  

 

This was not his most demanding class this year, but definitely one of his favorites.  

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Class meets weekly for an hour. There are weekly reading assignments (looking at maps in an atlas, some websites or current event articles, occasional videos.) There are also discussion board questions and responses each week. Exams are actually essay assignments - three per semester - the guidelines for these were pretty broad and allowed for a lot of flexibility with topics. He probably averaged 2 hours a week outside of class.

 

This was not his most demanding class this year, but definitely one of his favorites.

Thanks for the info!

 

 

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