Course Description

Jesus Christ is the Creator of our amazing planet and its geography is a significant part of His divine plan. This comprehensive geography course not only includes the physical makeup of earth with its forms and elements, but also its creation and how all things denote there is a God. Each of His creations have a unique and special purpose, including each insect, animal, person, landform, and continent. Making learning fun is also an important part of geography. We will create, explore, and discover the wonders and awes of our solar system, the water cycle, oceans and rivers, landforms, and the various animals and cultures living within each continent. We will study the seasons, maps, countries, and even learn about proper stewardship of planet earth. Students will demonstrate their understanding through hands-on activities, science experiments, notebook work, map work, visual aides, and recording.

Course Details

First Grade Geography

Definition of Geography
Christ the Creator
Solar System
Planet Earth – Facts & Layers
Elements: Water Cycle, Atmosphere, Clouds
Seeds & Plants
Seasons & Weather
God’s  Creations: Birds, Mammals, Insects, Fish
Maps Skills & Cardinal Directions
Oceans & Bodies of Water
Continents: Each has a Purpose and Plan
Australia & Oceania
South America
Central America
North America
Massachusetts Bay Colony
West Indies & Caribbean

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Ms. Keysha Smith

Why do you love teaching at AHS? — Where else can a teacher help students gain a passion and love of learning and remind them of how much their Father in heaven loves them each and every day!?

Life Experience That Prepared me  to teach at AHS — When I taught early morning seminary to some pretty tired Freshman and Sophomores, I learned that in order to keep their attention, and to even keep them awake, I had to be passionate about what I was teaching them.  My love and passion for the gospel and its teachings helped them to develop their own love and passion for it. I learned the power that the spirit has to reach the heart and how important it is to be well-prepared so one can speak from the heart, look into their eyes, and make it come to life!

What is Unique About AHS? — Our heart and mind approach to education not only opens the windows of success, but it awakens the soul and reminds the students of the greatness they hold within. With God’s help and a very supportive staff, I am encouraged daily to create an atmosphere where knowledge and character development are nurtured, and the exceptional can unfold. AHS is an extraordinary place to teach and learn, but it is also a place with lots of heart-moving memories, outstanding extra-curricular programs, and incredible families.

Education — Bachelor of Arts, Family Science, Brigham Young University

Why Teaching? — I absolutely love what I do! My spirit feels at home when I am learning and teaching. I love my curriculum, what the spirit inspires me to say and do, and what the students teach me. I enjoy seeing things from their perspectives.  Teaching requires a lot of dedication and conviction, but it is worth it. I love it when we reason and relate, and there are times when the rewards are truly great.

Why AHS? — The great works of literature, history, language arts, and geography are all wonderful and valuable subjects to teach in and of themselves, but when a teacher is encouraged to reason and relate what the scriptures and prophets have said within each of these subjects it goes from being wonderful to extraordinarily awesome!