• Course description:  

    Students will span the globe in the study of current events, culture, economic, political and historic influence and ideas from each region of the planet. This course will require the extensive use of maps (both reading and creating), newspaper and magazine articles, textbook and supplemental readings, and film analysis to learn about topics such as globalization, terrorism, unique cultural aspects, cartography and world issues and problems.

    Curriculum units:  

    Unit: Latin America


    • Physical Geography of Latin America: From the Andes to the Amazon
    • Human Geography of Latin America: A Blending of Cultures (Mexico and Central America)
    • Today's Issues: Latin America (Rain Forest Resources)

    Unit:  Europe


    • Physical Geography of Europe: The Peninsula of Peninsulas
    • Human Geography of Europe: Diversity, Conflict, Union (Bubonic Plague)
    • Today's Issues: Europe (Turmoil in the Balkans)

    Unit:  Africa


    • Physical Geography of Africa: The Plateau Continent
    • Human Geography of Africa: From Human Beginnings to New Nations (Famine and Feasts)
    • Today's Issues: Africa (Economic Development)

    Unit:  Southwest Asia


    • Physical Geography of Southwest Asia: Harsh and Arid Lands
    • Human Geography of Southwest Asia: Religion, Politics, and Oil (Arabian Peninsula)
    • Today's Issues: Southwest Asia (Oil Wealth Fuels Change)

    Unit:  South Asia


    • Physical Geography of South Asia: The Land Where Continents Collided
    • Human Geography of South Asia: A Region of Contrasts (India, Pakistan, Nepal)
    • Today's Issues: South Asia (Population Explosion)

    Unit:  East Asia


    • Physical Geography of East Asia: A Rugged Terrain
    • Human Geography of East Asia: Shared Cultural Traditions (China, Koreas, Japan)
    • Today's Issues: East Asia (The Ring of Fire)