Expansive and inventive, our Global Studies classes will have students captivated by world geography and cultures!

Learn more about our Middle School
Global Studies class
in Charlotte, NC.

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STEM Skool's Middle School Global Studies class is an 8-week course in which 4th-8th grade students develop geography skills while discovering the many ways the Earth’s surface shapes and impacts world cultures.

In each lesson, students will use geographic tools such as thematic maps, photographs, remote sensing data, and graphs to explore life in South America, the Middle East, Northern Europe, Africa, and more.

Enrollment includes complimentary access to Exploring Earth: Middle School Earth + Space Science Online Class

Middle School Global Studies Textbook

Glencoe Earth & Space iScience, Student Edition | McGraw Hill Education.

In order for students to fully explore the global studies cultural elements we cover in class, they need to understand the geological processes that have created the topography we’re discussing. The Glencoe iScience text readings explain those processes through engaging features and thought-provoking questions. The inquiry-based “5e” lesson cycle provides active hands-on explorations of the concepts.

Available both as a textbook and as an interactive digital ebook.

Published: July 8, 2016
ISBN-13 : 9780076773855 | MHID : 007677385X
Glencoe Earth & Space iScience, Student Edition

Each inquiry-based lesson includes the following components:

  • Explore:  At the beginning of each class, students will be invited to share the knowledge they have about the day’s topic and discuss questions that our conversation inspires.
  • Engage: After discussing their own knowledge and experiences, students will explore photographs, writing samples, data sets, and maps. 
  • Explain: Using their own observations, readings, brief facilitator presentations, and group practice, students will work together to develop a deeper understanding of the day’s global studies topic.  
  • Elaborate: Students will apply their new knowledge to a lab, demonstration, or hands-on activity. 
  • Evaluate: At the conclusion of each class, we will discuss what we’ve learned from the day’s activities and how students can apply their new skills to their final projects.

Course Details:

Middle School Global Studies Course Details.

  • Length: 8 weeks.

  • Effort: 1-2 hours per week.

  • Level: Middle School. 5th-8th grades.

  • Schedule: Fridays. 1 pm - 2 pm EST.
    Microsoft SouthPark. Charlotte, NC.

  • Tuition: $139 per 8 week session.

Course Syllabus:

See what you'll be learning each week.

Week 1: Geographers and Culture:Clues and Tools.

Week 2: Tools Lab:Contour and Topographical Maps.

Week 3: Natural Resources: African Trade Routes.

Week 4: Erosion & Soil Depletion: Human Causes & Impacts.

Week 5: Glaciers, Fjords, and Volcanoes: Icelandic and Norwegian Cultures.

Week 6: Wetlands: Marsh Arab Culture.

Week 7: Mountains: Andean Culture.

Week 8: Detective Geographers: Final Projects Activity.

Course Facilitator:

Christine H. Tran

Christine H. Tran

Global Studies Facilitator

Christine holds a B.A. in History, M.A. in Political Science/International Relations and M.L.I.S., Library & Information Science. She discovered her love of instruction while teaching information literacy at a local university. For the past 5 years, she’s shared her passion for geography, history, and reading with groups of delightfully curious homeschoolers. In her spare time, she works as a book reviewer for Booklist magazine.

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STEM Skool, Inc. Refund Policy:

Tuition is non-refundable. No portion of tuition will be refunded in the event of absence, missed lessons, relocation, decision to withdraw, or dismissal from STEM Skool. Future monthly payments may be cancelled upon written notice of withdrawal from STEM Skool.


Frequently asked questions about this course:

  • How long is this class?

    This class meets for 1 hour per week for 8 weeks. Our first class meets on Friday, September 27th, and our last class is on Friday, November 15th. Our Winter session will begin on January 10, 2020.

  • Where does this class meet?

    This class meets at the SouthPark Microsoft Store, located at 4400 Sharon Road Charlotte, NC 28211.

  • How many students are in each class?

    This class accepts 8-12 students per session.

  • Is the textbook required?

    The textbook is highly recommended but is not required. We recommend that students invest in the Glencoe iScience Earth and Space Science textbook. Important readings describing geological topics covered in this class will come from the text and will align with topics covered in both STEM Skool Middle School Earth + Space Science and STEM Skool Middle School Science + Engineering.

  • Is there a sibling discount for this class?

    No, we do not offer a sibling discount for this class.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 11571 Charlotte, NC 28209

+1 (704) 753-8325