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  • 9th
  • Credit=1 (2 Semesters)
  • Honors


Pre-Requisite:   None

Course Description:    Human geography studies the interaction between humans and the physical world. In this course, students will examine how patterns of human population and land use have shaped cultures and the environment around the globe. Students will use the tools of geographers, including maps, charts, and graphs, to understand topics such as migration, religion, and economic development. This course will emphasize the impact of climate change on people and the environment, as well as the role of individuals and institutions in pursuing policy solutions to address the causes of climate change. Since this is an honors course, students will be expected to comprehend outside readings and supplemental materials.

Work Load:  A variety of instructional methods are employed in this course, including readings, videos, independent research, simulations, debates, and discussions. The course will also introduce students to and teach them how to use geographic information system software (GIS).

Why would you be interested in the Class:  As climate change becomes a defining challenge for this generation, this course helps students develop mitigation and adaptation strategies. Students will also develop academic skills that will prepare them for high school. Honors Human Geography and Climate Change prepares students for Honors Modern World History.

  • Social Studies