Document_bw World Geography - Semester 1

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Contributed on May 19, 2011 12:47 PM

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The first semester of World Geography introduces students to geography concepts in the study of Europe, the US and Canada, and Latin America. The second semester develops this understanding in the study of Russia, Southwest Asia, South Asia, Southeast and East Asia and Oceania. Students will examine the climate, culture, and development status as well as researching current issues. Students will demonstrate understanding through quizzes, written reflection and a semester-long creative project.

In World Geography, students examine people, places, and environments at local, regional, national, and international scales from the spatial and ecological perspectives of geography. Students describe the influence of geography on events of the past and present.

A portion of the course centers around the physical processes that shape patterns in the physical environment; the characteristics of major land forms, climates, and ecosystems and their interrelationships; the political, economic, and social processes that shape cultural patterns of regions; types and patterns of settlement; the distribution and movement of world population; relationships among people, places, and environments; and the concept of region.

Students analyze how location affects economic activities in different economic systems throughout the world. Students identify the processes that influence political divisions of the planet and analyze how different points of view affect the development of public policies. Students compare how components of culture shape the characteristics of regions 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.


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