• Josh Podgorski
    World Geography Teacher
    Phone:  540-946-7600
    Cougar Pride
    Welcome to the home page of Josh Podgorski, World Geography Teacher at Stuarts Draft High School.  It is truely an honor and pleasure to work with the outstanding students of our school.  It is my goal to serve students and their educational needs as much as possible to the best of my ability.  If you need to get in touch with me, my planning period is from 1:45-3:12 PM.  Feel free to email at any time of the day and I will return your message as soon as possible.  Email is the best way to get in touch with me. 
    Thank you and take care.

    World Geography


    Mr. Josh Podgorski                                             Planning Block: 1:45-3:12

    E-Mail: jpodgorski@augusta.k12.va.us                 School Phone (540) 946-7600


    COURSE Objectives:

    Course Description

    The focus of this course is the study of the world’s peoples, places, and environments, with an emphasis on world regions.  The knowledge, skills, and perspectives of the course are centered on the world’s population and cultural characteristics, landforms and climates, economic development, and migration and settlement patterns.  Spatial concepts of geography will be used as a framework for studying interactions between humans and their environments.  Using geographic resources, students will employ inquiry, research, and technology skills to ask and answer geographic questions.  Particular emphasis is placed on student’s understanding and applying geographic concepts and skills to their daily lives.