HST213: 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 Geography course will examine a broad range of geographical perspectives covering all of the major regions of the world. Each region will be reviewed in a similar structure in order for students to more clearly see the similarities and differences between each region. Specifically, the course will explore where each region is located along with its physical characteristics, including absolute and relative location, climate, and significant geographical features. The exploration will then continue on to look at each region from a cultural, economic, and political perspective, closely examining the human impact on each region from these perspectives as well as how human activities impact the environments of the region.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of geography and its definition.
  • Describe and compare the landforms, climates, population, culture, and economic characteristics of places and regions in North America.
  • Describe and compare the landforms, climates, population, culture, and economic characteristics of places and regions in Central America.
  • Describe and compare the landforms, climates, population, culture, and economic characteristics of places and regions in South America.
  • Describe and compare the landforms, climates, population, culture, and economic characteristics of places and regions in Western Europe.
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Course Length

Two semesters

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Prerequisites

None

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Course Outline

Semester 1

Unit 1: Introduction to Geography

  • Section A - What is Geography?
  • Section B - Locating Our Place in Space: Spatial Analysis
  • Section C - Physical Attributes of Earth’s Landscape
  • Section D - Human Impact
  • Section E - Unit Assessment: Careers in Geography

Unit 2: North America

  • Section A - Where Is North America?
  • Section B - Physical Characteristics and Systems of North America
  • Section C - People and Culture
  • Section D - Human Impact on the Environment
  • Section E - Unit Assessment: North America

Unit 3: Central America

  • Section A - Where Is Central America?
  • Section B - Physical Systems and Processes
  • Section C - People and Culture
  • Section D - Human Impact on the Environment
  • Section E - Unit Assessment: Central America

Unit 4: South America

  • Section A - Where Is South America?
  • Section B - Physical Characteristics and Systems
  • Section C - People and Culture
  • Section D - Human Impact on the Environment
  • Section E - Unit Assessment: South America

Unit 5: Western Europe

  • Section A - Where Is Western Europe?
  • Section B - Physical Systems and Processes
  • Section C - People and Culture
  • Section D - Human Impact on the Environment
  • Section E - Unit Assessment: Western Europe

Semester 2

Unit 6: Eastern Europe

  • Section A - Where Is Eastern Europe?
  • Section B - Physical Systems and Processes of Eastern Europe
  • Section C - People and Culture of Eastern Europe
  • Section D - Human Impact on the Environment of Eastern Europe
  • Section E - Nuclear Energy

Unit 7: Eastern Asia

  • Section A - Where Is Eastern Asia?
  • Section B - Physical Systems and Processes of Eastern Asia
  • Section C - People and Culture of Eastern Asia
  • Section D - Human Impact on the Environment of Eastern Asia
  • Section E - Focus on Climate Change

Unit 8: Southeast Asia and the Pacific

  • Section A - Where Is Southeastern Asia and the Pacific?
  • Section B - Physical Systems and Processes of Southeast Asia and the Pacific
  • Section C - People and Culture of Southeast Asia and the Pacific
  • Section D - Human Impact on Southeast Asia and the Pacific
  • Section E - Disaster Planning

Unit 9: Africa

  • Section A - Where Is Africa?
  • Section B - Physical Systems and Processes of Africa
  • Section C - People and Culture of Africa
  • Section D - Human Impact on the Environment of Africa
  • Section E - Focus on Disease

Unit 10: India and the Middle East

  • Section A - Where Are India and the Middle East?
  • Section B - Physical Systems and Processes of India and the Middle East
  • Section C - People and Culture of India and the Middle East
  • Section D - Human Impact on the Environment of India and the Middle East
  • Section E - 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