I'm Tr. (Teacher) Anderson and I've been teaching middle school Social Studies in Bloomington since 1990. This year in 8th grade, we're studying Global Studies with a focus on world geography (physical and human). We will concentrate on the following regions: Canada & The United States, Latin America, Europe & Russia, Africa, Southwest & Central Asia, Monsoon Asia. We will explore contemporary issues from around the world and see how they affect us here in Bloomington, MN USA. Possible examples: Fresh water resources of the Great Lakes; Urban Sprawl problems and solutions; Land Use Conflict in the Amazon Rainforest, How a valuable natural resource affects a region(oil); Globalization; Trans-Boundary Pollution; Climate Change.