World Geography

World 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 you live.

Students will also learn about the tools and technologies of geography such as globes, maps, charts, and global information systems.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.

  • Unit 1: Students will discover the five themes of geography, describe earth’s major physical features, and describe the characteristics of the world’s ecosystems.
  • Unit 2: Students will examine population growth, migration, economic systems, and sustainable development.
  • Unit 3: Students will explore the human and physical geography of North America and address the environmental concerns facing Greenland, Canada, Mexico, and the U.S.
  • Unit 4: Students will gain knowledge about the human and physical geography of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. They will also address the environmental concerns facing these areas.
  • Unit 5: Students will describe the human and physical geography of Oceania, Australasia, and Antarctica. They will also address the environmental concerns facing these areas.•Unit 7: Students will examine the physical and human geography, environmental concerns and the major nations of Europe.
  • Unit 8: Students will learn about the physical and human geography, environmental concerns and the major nations of Eastern Europe.
  • Unit 9: Students will explore the physical and human geography, environmental concerns and the major nations of Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Unit 10: Students will describe the physical and human geography, environmental concerns and the major nations of North Africa and Southwest Asia.
  • Unit 11: Students will explain the human and physical geography of Asia. They will also address the environmental concerns facing these areas.

State: National
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Category: History & Social Sciences
Course Length: Year