World Geography & Cultures

Course Description

Semester A

The student will be taught to use the basic skills of map reading and development, geographic technology, and the recognition of geographic themes to make sense of the world. The course examines world regions including the nations, people, and cultures of the Americas and Western Europe.

 

Semester B

This second-semester course continues to teach the basic skills of map reading and development, the use of geographic technology, and the recognition of geographic themes. The focus examines the world regions, including the nations, people, and cultures of Central Europe and Northern Eurasia, Central and Southwest Asia, South Asia, Africa, East Asia, and the Pacific.

Course Requirements

Grade Level

9-12

Materials

None

Duration

2 Semesters

Credit Value

1.0

Prerequisites

None

Semester A

Major Concepts

Exploring Geography
Climates and Ecosystems
Population, Culture, Resources, and Land Use
The U.S. and its Regions
Canada
Mexico
Central America and the Caribbean
Brazil
Countries of South America
The British Isles and Nordic Nations
Central Western Europe
Mediterranean Europe

Modules 1-6

Semester A Syllabus

Semester B

Major Concepts

Central and Eastern Europe
Russia
The Caucasus and Central Asia
The Countries of SW Asia
The Countries of South Asia
North Africa
West and Central Africa
East and Southern Africa
China
Japan and the Koreas
Southeast Asia
The Pacific World and Antarctica

Modules 7-12

Semester B Syllabus