High School World Geography Course Overview

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High School World Geography Course

Time4Learning offers an online, interactive high school curriculum that correlates to state standards. It can be used as a primary homeschool curriculum, a supplement to your current curriculum and as an afterschool or summer skill building program. At the high school level, Time4Learning is organized by courses rather than grade levels, so parents have the option of choosing any four as part of membership.

The World Geography curriculum is one of five Social Studies courses offered at the high school level. World Geography is taught using a combination of multimedia lessons, instructional videos, worksheets, quizzes, tests and both online and offline projects. The World Geography course is designed to prepare students for geography study at the college level.

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Chapter 1 Introduction to Geography

The materials in this chapter introduce students to the fundamentals of geography through cartography and the principles of geographic thinking. It is organized into sections that will teach, reinforce, and test students on maps, cartography, the five themes of geography, and the tools of geography.

The lesson in this chapter covers:

  • Lesson 1 What is Geography? - Students learn about geographer's tools. They explore the themes of geography and explore, compare and create maps. Students use case studies to analyze the connections between history and geography.

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Chapter 2 Physical Geography

The materials in this chapter consider Earth's place in the universe. It is organized into sections that will teach, reinforce, and test students on Earth's atmosphere, climates, and water system, geographic landforms, and Earth's complex systems and trends.

Lessons in this chapter are organized into the following sections:

  • Lesson 1 Earth in the Universe - Students examine connections between Earth and the universe including solar energy, the moon, and the planets.
  • Lesson 2 Atmosphere and Climates - Students consider Earth's processes including climate, seasons, and the water cycle and note how these systems and processes affect the people living in different geographical locations.
  • Lesson 3 Landforms - Students consider different types of landforms and how they affect life around them. Students explore how landforms can be changed through erosion, changes in the Earth, and plate tectonics.

Chapter 3 Human Geography

The materials in this chapter examine human geography in terms of human systems, especially culture and economic systems. It is organized into sections that will teach, reinforce, and test students on their understanding of culture and culture regions and economic geography.

Lessons in this chapter are organized into the following sections:

  • Lesson 1 Culture and Culture Regions - Students explore the interaction of people and their environment, including how particular landforms or other geographical features shape the culture and identity of a group of people. Students identify regions that are defined by culture.
  • Lesson 2 Economic Geography - Students explore the connections between economics and geography through analyzing industry, resources and demographics.

Chapter 4 Regions: North America

The materials in this chapter analyze North America, mapping the terrain and considering important political and physical boundaries. It is organized into sections that will teach, reinforce, and test students on political, geographical, physical, cultural, and historical aspects of the region.

Lessons in this chapter are organized into the following sections:

  • Lesson 1 Mapping North America - Students examine regions and subregions in North America. Students identify political boundaries and write a plan to decrease pollution in their community.
  • Lesson 2 Historical and Cultural Geography: North America- Students use maps to trace historical and cultural geography. Students label Canadian provinces and states of the United States on a map. Students consider historical, cultural, and trade connections between the countries in North America.

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Chapter 5 Regions: Middle and South America

The materials in this chapter analyze Middle and South America, mapping the terrain and considering important political and physical boundaries. It is organized into sections that will teach, reinforce, and test students on political, geographical, physical, cultural, and historical aspects of the region.

Lessons in this chapter are organized into the following sections:

  • Lesson 1 Mapping Middle and South America - Students map Middle and South America, noting regions and subregions. Students identify human and physical characteristics of the geography.
  • Lesson 2 Historical and Cultural Geography: Middle and South America - Students identify historical geography of the region and how it has shaped the history of the region. Students identify and map political and physical features of the region and note the spread of culture and trade through the region.

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In the World Geography course, students learn about physical, cultural and regional geography

In this lesson, students learn
how the regions of Europe and
Asia are defined and divided

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Chapter 6 Regions: Europe

The materials in this chapter analyze Europe, mapping the terrain and considering important political and physical boundaries. It is organized into sections that will teach, reinforce, and test students on political, geographical, physical, cultural, and historical aspects of the region.

Lessons in this chapter are organized into the following sections:

  • Lesson 1 Mapping Europe - Students consider the concept of metageography and use it to deny or defend the Caribbean as a culture region separate from North America. Students identify and map political and physical boundaries of Europe. Students identify culture regions.
  • Lesson 2 Historical and Cultural Geography: Middle and South America - Students consider the geography of the region and identify how geography affected nation states of the region. Students trace settlement patterns in the region through a language tree. Students will explore the goals and challenges of the European Union.

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Chapter 7 Regions: Southwest Asia and Northern Africa

The materials in this chapter analyze Southwest Asia and Northern Africa, mapping the terrain and considering important political and physical boundaries. It is organized into sections that will teach, reinforce, and test students on political, geographical, physical, cultural, and historical aspects of the region.

Lessons in this chapter are organized into the following sections:

  • Lesson 1 Mapping Southwest Asia and Northern Africa - Students identify political boundaries and study regions and subregions of the area, noting both human and physical characteristics of the region.
  • Lesson 2 Historical and Cultural Geography: Southwest Asia and Northern Africa - Students identify historical and cultural growth and change in the region. Students identify the interplay of three main religions in the area and note discord they have brought.

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Chapter 8 Regions: Saharan and Southern Africa

The materials in this chapter analyze Saharan and Southern Africa, mapping the terrain and considering important political and physical boundaries. It is organized into sections that will teach, reinforce, and test students on political, geographical, physical, cultural, and historical aspects of the region.

Lessons in this chapter are organized into the following sections:

  • Lesson 1 Mapping Saharan and Southern Africa - Students map physical and political aspects of Saharan and Southern Africa, noting regions and subregions.
  • Lesson 2 Historical and Cultural Geography: Saharan and Southern Africa - Students label political and physical features of the region. Students consider tribal and national identity in modern day Africa. Students consider current political, cultural, and economic situations in the region.

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Chapter 9 Regions: East and Southeast Asia

The materials in this chapter analyze East and Southeast Asia, mapping the terrain and considering important political and physical boundaries. It is organized into sections that will teach, reinforce, and test students on political, geographical, physical, cultural, and historical aspects of the region.

Lessons in this chapter are organized into the following sections:

  • Lesson 1 Mapping East and Southeast Asia - Students study political boundaries within East and Southeast Asia. Students identify regions and subregions and identify both physical and human characteristics of the area.
  • Lesson 2 Historical and Cultural Geography: East and Southeast Asia - Students trace the spread of culture through the region and note how geography has affected culture. Students explore contemporary issues in the region including the spread of industrialization and the protection of ecosystems and species.

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Chapter 10 Regions: South Asia

The materials in this chapter analyze South Asia, mapping the terrain and considering important political and physical boundaries. It is organized into sections that will teach, reinforce, and test students on political, geographical, physical, cultural, and historical aspects of the region.

Lessons in this chapter are organized into the following sections:

  • Lesson 1 Mapping South Asia - Students map political and physical boundaries of the region. Students identify regions and subregions.
  • Lesson 2 Historical and Cultural Geography: South Asia - Students explore how geography has affected the area through history. Students will examine poverty, disease, and environmental issues in India and programs implemented by the United Nations to relieve these problems.

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Chapter 11 Regions: South Pacific and Australia

The materials in this chapter analyze the South Pacific and Australia, mapping the terrain and considering important political and physical boundaries. It is organized into sections that will teach, reinforce, and test students on political, geographical, physical, cultural, and historical aspects of the region.

Lessons in this chapter are organized into the following sections:

  • Lesson 1 Mapping the South Pacific and Australia - Students use maps to examine regions and subregions as well as to identify political boundaries and geographical features.
  • Lesson 2 Historical and Cultural Geography: the South Pacific and Australia - Students identify geographical change over time in the region. Students note cultural diversity in the region and how geography allowed for the diversity. Students identify ways in which technology has affected regional environments.

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