Cumberland High School

Congratulations to Rebecca R., Isabel N., Anna A., and Kevin T. on advancing to the state VASE contest!

Welcome to World Geography!

  This marks my 36th year as a professional educator. I have taught in Tyler, Whitehouse, Austin and most recently Quito, Ecuador. It is so exciting to be a teacher at Cumberland Academy.
  My world geography classes are going to journey around the globe. We will look at a lot of maps to understand where places are but more importantly we will explore how geography influences culture. I want to look at the landscape, the animals, the people, the music, the art, the food, and the resources of every continent on the earth.
  I am also excited to teach psychology this year. This class will be a journey into the mind. How do scientists study the mind? How can we use psychological research to improve the quality of our lives? 
  In both classes, I plan to implement a variety of project-based learning activities in which student will be given rubrics and guidelines. Of course there will be daily work and tests and I will require each student to keep a notebook so that I can evaluate note taking and journalling participation.
  I promise to do my best to make every class relevant and meaningful. My school email address is mcooper@cumbelandacademy.com. Please let me know of any questions, concerns and suggestions about how we can make this a great learning experience.
Best wishes for a great year!

Mr. Cooper
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Michael Cooper
World Geography, Psychology
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