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!
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!)
Here are some links and resources for various countries:
Today we use GPS to get from one point to another. But it is important to understand maps and how they are made — that is “cartography.” Here’s a link to an external site with my resources to learn more about this interesting field: World Geography and Cartography
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.)
Test tips for the course can be downloaded here and printed out. They were designed for the 3rd edition, but can’t hurt in preparing for the newer edition tests.