Geography is a quarter long course that focuses on the distribution, processes and effects of human population on the planet. Units of study include landforms and water bodies, population, movement, culture, language, religion, ethnicity, political geography, land usage, and urban development.
Unit 1: Geospatial Skills
This unit will explore how maps and other visual representations can be used to learn about our world as well as to solve problems and plan for the future. Areas of study will include topics such as types of maps, map projects, satellite imagery.
Unit 2: Places and Regions
This unit will explore what makes place unique using physical and human characteristics. Areas of study will include topics such as landforms, culture, ecosystems, climate change, and types of regions.
Unit 3: Human Systems
This unit will explore the characteristics, distribution, and migration of people on the Earths surface. Areas of study will include topics such as population, ethnicity, political geography, religion, and language.
Unit 4: Human Environment Interactions
This unit will explore how humans interact with their natural environment as well as patterns and networks of economic interdependence that can be seen on the Earths surface. Areas of study will include topics such as agriculture, industry, resource issues, and fossil fuels.