Nelson Piercey

Welcome to the World Geography page!



It was very good to be with you again today.  You are an exceptional group of young people who make teaching fun…and you help to keep me young.  May God’s richest blessings be upon each of you!

We continued today in our study of physical geography by discussing the probable meteor that exploded over Siberia in 1908, flattening 500,000 acres of taiga forest.  Happily, no one was killed because the incident took place in a remote, sparsely populated area.  However, as part of next week’s assignment, you will discover that several kinds of natural phenomena have literally killed millions of people.  Natural disasters such as those mentioned in your assignment are an unfortunate, destructive part of our physical world.  Be ready to discuss this topic when you come to class next week.

We also discussed basic map concepts associated with navigational issues and why maps continue to be important, even in this modern era of GPS.  Understanding bearings/directions of travel, are very similar to understanding circles and angles in math class.  While our goal is NOT to create a bunch of FHST navigators, it is very enlightening to grasp the math concepts involved and to get a practical, sensible application for what you have learned.

We will continue next week with the study of latitude and longitude, the math behind this concept, and their contribution to locating any place on our large planet.  You will need to study the 2 power point attachments below, but study them in the order indicated in the assignment sheet for next week.  A few of you may find this information simple, especially if you think mathematically; others will find portions of this material difficult to understand, especially information contained in the second power point.  Just it your best shot.  What you find difficult will be covered in class. There is 0 reason for stress if you do the best you can.

I look forward to seeing you next week.  Email me if you need my assistance.  .

January 12, 2021 Geography1 Notes

January 19, 2021 Geography Assignment

Natural Disasters

Natural Disaster Haiti Earthquake


Latitude Lon Coor Bearings Assignment     .

Latitude/Seasons Homework

world outline map

January 12, 2021 Geography Quiz