Human Geography – 5th Period Wednesday (9th-10th)


Human Geography is a fascinating and wide-reaching study of how and where people live on earth. The course is organized around the discipline’s main subfields: economic geography, cultural geography, political geography, and urban geography. Historical information serves to enrich analysis of the impacts of phenomena such as globalization, urbanization, and human–environment relationships on places, regions, cultural landscapes, and patterns of interaction. Specific topics with which students engage include the following:
– Problems of economic development and cultural change
– Consequences of population growth, changing fertility rates, and international migration
– Impacts of technological innovation on transportation, communication, industrialization, and other  aspects of human life
– Religion and cultural beliefs
– Stages of growth and development of nations
– Explanations of why location matters to agricultural land use, industrial development, and urban  problems
– The role of climate and environment in shaping the human landscapes on the earth

Students will develop skills in approaching problems geographically, using maps and geospatial technologies, thinking critically about texts and graphic images, interpreting cultural landscapes, and applying geographic concepts such as scale, region, diffusion, interdependence, and spatial interaction, among others. Students will see geography as a discipline relevant to the world in which they live; our hope is they will gain greater appreciation for the complexities of the world in which they live and be inspired to be the hands and feet of Christ to those around them.

Becky Tarter
Expectations: 3- 3 1/2 Hours per week, Being able to read on a high school level.
Grade: 9th-10th


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