Pioneer High School

World Geography

Course Syllabus

Teacher: Mrs. D. Lucio


School Phone: (956) 217-1600 ext. 4102






Course Description:

In World Geography Studies, students examine people, places, and environments. A significant portion of the course centers around the physical processes; the characteristics of major landforms, climates, and ecosystems and their interrelationships; the political, economic, and social processes that shape cultural patterns of regions; types and patterns of settlement; the distribution and movement of the world population; relationships among people, places, and environments; and the concept of region.


Course Agenda/Outline:


First Semester

Second Semester

Unit 1: Geography Tools & Skills

Unit 4: Change

Unit 2: Physical Geography

Unit 5: Political Geography

Unit 3: Human Geography

Unit 6: Globalization of Economics


Course Supplies:


  • Composition Notebook
  • Glue Sticks
  • Folder
  • Scissors
  • Pen or Pencil
  • Color Pencils

Textbook (Provided): Mastering the TEKS in World Geography

Supplement (Provided): World Geography

Classroom Rules:

  • Arrive to class on time and be in your assigned seat when the bell rings.
  • Be prepared to class with all your supplies and assignments. (Sharpen Your Pencils Before the Bell)
  • Respect others and their property. (Clean Up Your After Yourself & Put Away Books & Atlases)
  • Wait until the teacher dismisses you. The bell does not dismiss you.
  • Raise your hand or wait politely to speak, if others are speaking.

Classroom Procedures:

  • Assignments can be turned in on paper in class by the end of the school day or online via e-mail by 11:59 p.m. on the due date.
  • Teacher permission and a hall pass are required to leave the classroom.

B.Y.O.D Rules and Policies

Electronic devices can ONLY be used for EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES, but CANNOT be used during lectures, tests, essays, quizzes, or when projector is on.

Contact Information:  Tutorials, conferences, and office hours are available after school or by appointment. Prior arrangements or appointments are preferred.


Direct Extension: (956) 217-1600 ext. 4102                          

Course Grading Policy:  (see district’s policy)

The grading scale for the course is as follows:


Class Assignment Grade Weighs

Daily Assignments: Handouts, Vocabulary, Activities, Homework, quizzes, Notebook Checks

40 %

Tests, Essays, Projects, Research Papers, Presentations

60 %

Course Total:

100 %

Grade Scale












Progress Reports are sent every three weeks by Sharyland High School and Report Cards every nine weeks. Additionally, Class Progress Reports are sent by the teacher every second week of the three weeks to parents and students via the e-mail they have provided to Skyward.

Weekly & Bi-Weekly Assignments:

  • Notebook Check [Bi-Weekly] – Every second week of the three weeks your notebook will be checked. Expected in the notebook check are the notes from every chapter covered and its vocabulary. If you are absent and miss a portion of the notes you must complete them using a friend’s notes.

    Attendance/Make-Up Work:

    Daily class attendance is vital to ensuring class success. However, if absences occur it is important to note that more than four unexcused or unrelated school absences could jeopardize a student’s credit for the course and may require Saturday School. Additionally, the following district guidelines apply for make-up work when a student is absent:

  • Excused Absences - Students with an excused absence from school are expected to make up work missed at the rate of one day for one day missed with a maximum of five days. Students who are absent but had prior notice of upcoming assignments or tests must complete the assignment or test on the first day back to school. Students shall receive a zero for any assignment or test not made up within the allotted time.
  • Unexcused Absences - A student may not make up work missed; however, if the administrator determines that the unexcused absence is due to extenuating circumstances, make up work may be allowed. The grade for makeup work after an unexcused absence shall be no higher than a 70.


Academic Dishonesty: Academic integrity is fundamental to the activities and principles of our school. No student shall cheat or copy the work of another. Plagiarism, the use of another person’s original ideas or writings as one’s own without giving credit to the true author, will be considered cheating, and the student will be subject to academic discipline that may include loss of credit for the work in question.