World Geography and Pre-AP World Geography

Creating Global Citizens

 

WORLD GEOGRAPHY and PRE-AP WORLD GEOGRAPHY

In World Geography, students examine people, places, and environments using a variety of perspectives. Students describe the influence of geography on events of the past and present. The course centers around both the physical processes that shape patterns in the physical environment, and the political, economic, and social processes that shape cultural patterns. Students analyze how location affects human activities in 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.

World Geography links:

Basic Geography, Maps, and Current Events

CIA World Fact Book http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html

National Geographic www.nationalgeographic.com

Lonely Planet Travel www.lonelyplanet.com

British Broadcasting System http://news.bbc.co.uk

CNN www.cnn.com

World Atlas Maps www.worldatlas.com

Research

http://www.worldgeography.abc-clio.com/login.aspx

http://www.multcolib.org/homework/cntryhc.html

http://www.nationmaster.com/region/SAM

General Info

http://www.geographic.org/

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0873835.html

http://geography.about.com/library/maps/blindex.htm