Grade 9. Year-Long
Using an inquiry approach, students will explore questions such as “Where does culture come from?”, “What unifies and divides people?”, “Why are some places more developed than others?”, and “Where do people live and why?”. Throughout the course, students will also analyze and develop a deeper understanding of a wide range of global topics including migration patterns, religions of the world, scarcity of resources, comparative governments, globalization, and genocide. Students will develop critical thinking, reading, writing, speaking skills, as well as mapping and information literacy. The study of human geography provides students with a strong foundation for future social studies courses. This course satisfies the freshman Social Studies graduation requirement.