World Geography

This course is a study of people, places and environment from a physical and cultural perspective. Through a variety of classroom activities, students will gain an appreciation and understanding of the interdependent world in which they live. Students will analyze and evaluate the connection between their local and global communities. The course will emphasize the practical and responsible application of geography to life situations.

Credits: 0.5 (per semester)
Estimated Completion Time: 1 semester/9-18 weeks

Course Scorecard

0.9/5
Overall Satisfaction
Rigor
71%
Relevance
66%

* Scores are based on 105 student ratings out of 5.

“I found the course to be entertaining and very important to understanding the world.”Student Survey Response
  • History
    • Explain how regions of the world change over time in relation to historical events and trends,geographic features, and the human characteristics of place. (1.1.A)
  • Government
    • Analyze the laws and governmental systems of a place in order to determine their effects on individuals, groups, and institutions (1.2.A)
    • Draw conclusions about how laws impact the development of a place and how a place impacts the development of laws. (1.2.B)
  • Geography
    • Describe how physical processes shape the physical environment. (1.3.A)
    • Describe a variety of ecosystems, and explain where they may be found. (1.3.B)
    • Explain how human-environmental interaction shapes regions. (1.3.C)
    • Explain how the movement of people goods and ideas impact regions. (1.3.D)
    • Explain how forces of nature impact conflict or cooperation. (1.3.E)
  • Economics
    • Analyze resource availability and allocation in order to explain the causes and impacts of conflict or cooperation. (1.4.A)
    • Analyze patterns of resource distribution in order to explain the consequences of personal and public economic decisions. (1.4.B)
    • Use economic concepts (such as GDP, scarcity, inflation) to describe and compare places and regions. (1.4.C)
    • Analyze economic systems to explain their impact on people’s behavior and choices. (1.4.D)
  • People, Groups, and Cultures
    • Compare and contrast the human characteristics of place within and among regions. (1.5.A)
    • Explain how groups and institutions of a place develop in order to meet people’s needs. (1.5.B)
    • Analyze the relationship between the physical environment and cultural traditions to determine their impact on individuals, groups, and institutions. (1.5.C)
    • Analyze cultural perspectives in order to explain the causes and impacts of conflict or cooperation. (1.5.D)

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