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World Geography


Provider
iTunes U

Price
Free

School
McAllen Independent School District

Type
K-12

Instructors
Stephanie Cantu, Unknown, TASA, Rhoda Hahn, Jennifer Soukhome, Katie Krueger, Jodie Deinhammer

Category
Geography

Format
Documents

Language
English

Description
In world geography studies, 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 significant 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 the 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. THIS COURSE IS A WORK IN PROGRESS. I WILL BE UPLOADING MATERIAL TO MY OUTLINE AS THE YEAR GOES BY.

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