• Welcome to World Geography!


    Course Description:

    Students will utilize physical and cultural perspectives to examine people, places, and environments. We will assess physical processes that shape patterns in the physical environment; the characteristics of major landforms, climates, and ecosystems; the political, economic, and social processes that shape cultural patterns of regions; types and patterns of settlement; the distribution of movement of world population; relationships among people, places, and environments; and the concept of religion. Students will analyze how location affects economic activities in different economic systems. Also, comparing how components of culture shape the regional characteristics and analyze the impact of technology and human modifications on the physical environment. Students use problem-solving and decision-making skills to ask and answer geographic questions. In short, the study of world geography uses an examination of past and modern societies as the basis for learning and mastering specific concepts of culture, government, economics, religion, and language.

     Course Objectives:

    • Demonstrate a knowledge of location, physical geography, and cultural geography of different regions around the world
    • Analyze the importance of human environmental interaction and its impact on current events
    • Demonstrate knowledge of varied concepts within geography and how each are interrelated
    • Develop skills in the use of primary and secondary sources to acquire and process geographic information