World Geography CP Syllabus


Sharyland Pioneer High School

World Geography CP

Course Syllabus

Teacher: Mr. Rene Rodriguez


Phone: (956) 271-1600 ext. 4108






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:


  • 3”Binder or folder
  • Index cards
  • Loose Leaf Paper
  • Ruler
  • Pencils/Pens
  • Color Pencils/markers


Classroom Rules:

  • Arrive to class on time and be in your assign seat when the bell rings.
  • Be prepared to class with all your supplies and assignments.
  • Respect others, their property and school property and materials.
  • At the end of each block, clean up area by your desk & put away books & Atlases.
  • Remain in your desk until the end. 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:

  • Students will be instructed as to the due date for all assignments (vocabulary, activities, handouts, etc.)
  • Teacher permission and a hall pass are required to leave the classroom.


Contact Information:

I am available to students for tutoring on Monday’s and Tuesday’s from 7:30 am – 8:00am. Conference period during fall & spring semesters is 5th block.


Direct Extension: (956) 271-1600 ext. 4108                                      E-mail:

Course Grading Policy:

The grading scale for the course is as follows:


Class Assignment Grade Weighs

Daily Assignments: Handouts, Vocabulary, maps, activities, quizzes, etc.

40 %

Tests, Essays, Projects, Binder Checks

60 %

Course Total:

100 %

Grade Scale












Progress Reports are sent every three weeks by Sharyland Pioneer High School and Report Cards every nine weeks.


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.


Statement of 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 author, will be considered cheating, and the student be subject to academic discipline that may include loss of credit for the work in question.