HST216: Geography

This list is representative of the materials provided or used in this course. Keep in mind that the actual materials used may vary, depending on the school in which you are enrolled, and whether you are taking the course as Independent Study.

For a complete list of the materials to be used in this course by your enrolled student, please visit MyInfo. All lists are subject to change at any time.

Scope & Sequence : Scope & Sequence documents describe what is covered in a course (the scope) and also the order in which topics are covered (the sequence). These documents list instructional objectives and skills to be mastered. K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

Course Overview

This course examines a broad range of geographical perspectives covering all of the major regions of the world. Students clearly see the similarities and differences among the regions as they explore the locations and physical characteristics, including absolute and relative location, climate, and significant geographical features. The exploration continues to look at each region from cultural, economic, and political perspectives, and closely examines the human impact on each region. Students take diagnostic tests that assess their current knowledge and generate individualized study plans, so students can focus on topics that need review. Audio readings and vocabulary lists in English and Spanish support reading comprehension.

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Course Length

Two Semesters

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Prerequisites

Student previously took the course or its equivalent, but did not receive credit; teacher/school counselor recommendation required

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Course Outline

SEMESTER ONE

Unit 1: Introduction to Geography

Students are introduced to the basics of geography.

  • What is Geography?
  • Locating Our Place in Space
  • Physical Attributes of Earth’s Landscape
  • Human Impact
  • Careers in Geography

Unit 2: North America

Students learn to describe and compare the landforms, climates, population, culture, and economic characteristics of places and regions in North America.

  • Where is…North America?
  • Physical Characteristics and Systems
  • Human Culture
  • Human Impact on the Environment
  • Immigration

Unit 3: Central America

Students learn to describe and compare the landforms, climates, population, culture, and economic characteristics of places and regions in Central America.

  • Where is…Central America?
  • Physical Characteristics and Systems
  • People and Culture
  • Human Impact on the Environment
  • Focus on Poverty

Unit 4: South America

Students learn to describe and compare the landforms, climates, population, culture, and economic characteristics of places and regions in South America.

  • Where is…South America?
  • Physical Systems and Processes
  • People and Culture
  • Human Impact on the Environment
  • Focus on Deforestation

Unit 5: Western Europe

Students learn to describe and compare the landforms, climates, population, culture, and economic characteristics of places and regions in Western Europe.

  • Where is…Western Europe?
  • Physical Systems and Processes
  • People and Culture
  • Human Impact on the Environment
  • Focus on Economic Systems

SEMESTER TWO

Unit 6: Eastern Europe

Students learn to describe and compare the landforms, climates, population, culture, and economic characteristics of places and regions in Eastern Europe and Russia.

  • Where is…Eastern Europe?
  • Physical Systems and Processes
  • People and Culture
  • Human Impact on the Environment
  • Nuclear Energy

Unit 7: Eastern Asia

Students learn to describe and compare the landforms, climates, population, culture, and economic characteristics of places and regions in East Asia.

  • Where is…Eastern Asia?
  • Physical Systems and Processes
  • People and Culture
  • Human Impact on the Environment
  • Focus on Climate Change

Unit 8: Southeast Asia and the Pacific

Students learn to describe and compare the landforms, climates, population, culture, and economic characteristics of places and regions in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

  • Where is… Southeast Asia and the Pacific?
  • Physical Systems and Processes
  • People and Culture
  • Human Impact on the Environment
  • Disaster Planning

Unit 9: Africa

Students learn to describe and compare the landforms, climates, population, culture, and economic characteristics of places and regions in Africa.

  • Where is… Africa?
  • Physical Systems and Processes
  • People and Culture
  • Human Impact on the Environment
  • Focus on Disease

Unit 10: India and the Middle East

Students learn to describe and compare the landforms, climates, population, culture, and economic characteristics of places and regions in India and the Middle East.

  • Where is… India and the Middle East?
  • Physical Systems and Processes
  • People and Culture
  • Human Impact on the Environment
  • Focus on Outsourcing
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Lesson Scheduling

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K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

  • Course Overview (as seen above)
  • Course Outline
  • Lesson Time and Scheduling