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Report
7th Grade World Geography
Name: _______________
All seventh grade social studies students at Abington Junior High
School will use the World Geography textbook.
There is a class set of World
Geography textbooks for student
use in each of the 7th grade
social studies classrooms.
However, when students are not in their social studies classroom
they will access the textbook ONLINE at the following website:
http://my.hrw.com/
(please note there is NO “www” - just type my.hrw.com)
If when you visit this website, your web browser notifies you that a pop-up box was
blocked, please change settings to always allow pop-up windows from my.hrw.com
In the
“Username:”
box enter the
username
your teacher
provided you
(this is either
just your
Student ID #,
OR your
Student ID #
followed by
ajhs).
Example:
31234 or
31234ajhs
In the
“Password:”
box please
enter the
password
your teacher
provided you.
For most
students the
password is
“geography”
(all lowercase
letters; do
NOT include
the quotes)
When you have successfully logged in you should see the screen below:
The first time you logon (or if you ever have problem accessing anything on this
website) please click the “Web Checker” link to make sure that you have the latest
versions of required online plug-ins (such as Flash Player, Adobe Reader,
Quicktime, etc.) installed. Once you click “Web Checker” the screen below should
open (make sure pop-up blocker is disabled.)
Any items that have a green
check mark in the box at the
end of the row are up-to-date
and there is nothing further that
needs to be done.
Any items that have a RED “X” in the
box at the end of the row are OUT-OFDATE and need to be updated to the
newest version. Please click on the link
in the sentence where it says “Get the
Latest Version”
When you have successfully logged in you should see the screen below:
Click the “Go to the Online Textbook”
link to access the World Geography
book online which should take you to
page shown below.
1.) Click the “Select a unit
or chapter” drop-down box
to jump to a specific part of
the textbook.
When you are
finished click the
“Log Out” button
in the upper righthand corner.
2.) Next, click the “Select a
section” drop-down box to
jump to a specific section of
that unit or chapter in the
textbook.
3.) Finally, click “GO!”
to jump that part of the
textbook.
If you know the exact page number in the book you’re looking for…
1.) Click on the “Book
Pages” tab in the blue bar
under the drop-down boxes.
2.) Type in the page number in the
textbook that you want to jump to in
the box that appears and click “Go!”
Follow the directions below to access the ATLAS, the
GLOSSARY, the INDEX, the GEOGRAPHY AND MAP
SKILLS HANDBOOK, or any other section of the textbook
that is found on pages starting with a LETTER (Example:
the Atlas begins on page R31 in the textbook)
1.) Click on the “References” tab in the
blue bar under the drop-down boxes.
2.) Once the “References”
page loads, please click on
the link to access the section
of the textbook you are looking
for. A .pdf file of that section of
the textbook will open in a new
window. (Make sure you have
the pop-up blocker disabled
and the latest free version of
Adobe Reader installed on
your computer.)

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