World Geography (Sam) (Sam)

World Geography  will examine people, places, and environments at local, regional, national, and international scales from the spatial and ecological perspectives of geography. You will learn the influence of geography on events of the past and present with emphasis on contemporary issues. Some of this class will center around the physical processes that shape patterns in the physical environment; the characteristics of major landforms, 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 movement of the world population; relationships among people, places, and environments; and the concept of region.

  • You will analyze how location affects economic activities in different economic systems.
  • You will identify the processes that influence political divisions on the planet and analyze how different points of view affect the development of public policies.
  • You will compare how cultures shape the characteristics of regions and analyze the impact of technology and human modifications on the physical environment.
  • You will use problem-solving and decision-making skills to ask and answer geographic questions.

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