World Geography

Class Overview

Geography is the study of physical and human characteristics of the Earth’s people, places, and environments. Students will develop geographic thinking skills by studying the “why of where” as they examine the interactions, interconnections, and implications of forces shaping our world today. They will apply geographic knowledge and geo-literacy skills to identify, locate, interpret, analyze, and evaluate geographic patterns and processes. These standards emphasize both human geography and physical geography, and students will explore the interconnections between the two.

(Taken from Utah Core State Standards for Social Studies)

Unit 0

Foundational Geographic Skills

Unit 1

Humans and Their Physical Environment

Unit 2

Population and Migration

Unit 3

Culture

Unit 5

Economic Development