The ACE World Geography course is well written, and is now available in the 4th edition. The course is challenging and requires a good bit of memorization for each check-up and test. Use of the online resources below is very helpful. Be sure to see the test tips at the bottom of this page!
UPDATE 2022 – PACE 1099 was updated to change Swaziland in Africa to Eswatini. If you don’t have the latest scorekey, parents or supervisors can email me and I’ll send a link to a one page “Updater” to bring your scorekey and test key up to date.
World History and World Geography both have the same PACE numbers (97-108) in the ACE system which can be a little confusing. One course does not build on the other, so the order taken doesn’t matter. With most students I recommend that they do World History first as it is a little easier, and then move into Geography for 10th grade. On the other hand, tenth grade science is Physical Science, which can be rather challenging! If a 9th grader is motivated and can handle the academic load, I will allow him to do World Geography in 9th grade while taking Biology, and then do World History while tackling Physical Science. (Mr. Friendson’s personal advice!)
Games and Resources to Help
Games to learn capitals, countries, continents:
Outline maps that can be printed out for each PACE
- We have prepared a set of outline maps and directions to accompany each PACE so that students don’t need to hand-draw the maps that the PACES require. We also have a large fold-out map (see picture at right) of the entire world on which students can color in the countries as they study each area. Purchase the kit in the store and download the outline maps in a pdf file (optional large map will be mailed via USPS.)