World Cultural Geography
World Cultural Geography takes students on a journey around the world in which they will learn about the physical and human geography of various regions. They will study the history of each region and examine the political, economic, and cultural characteristics of the world in which we live. Man's effect on the physical aspects of the world and the responsibility to care for it will be explored. Geographic tools and themes will lead to studies of physical characteristics and processes… and then you're off for your trip around the world! Students will also learn about the tools and technologies of geography such as globes, maps, charts, and global information systems. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to do the following: Select and use geographic tools to get information and make predictions. Compare places based upon their similarities and differences. Locate and describe different regions of the world, such as climactic regions and political regions. Identify geographic factors that influenced historic events. Evaluate the interrelatedness and interdependence of physical and human systems and their impact on our earth. Analyze the role played by culture in the spatial organization of the earth. Define the key geographic concerns facing the world and strategize methods to deal with these issues in the future. Students will also gain practice in writing and note-taking. They will be asked to create graphic organizers, conduct research, analyze information, and write essays on topics such as current events, energy resources, and national parks.