World Geography

Course Focus

GEO.1 Identify SDA Christian principles and values in correlation with social studies.
GEO.1.1 Recognize God’s purpose in the dynamics of human history.
GEO.1.2 Explore God’s role in the political, social, economic, and spiritual areas of societies.
GEO.1.3 Apply Biblical principles of Christian morality, integrity, and ethical behavior to all aspects of life.
GEO.1.4 Equip students with a Christian approach toward social issues.

Course Abilities

GEO.2 Develop abilities in social studies.
GEO.2.1 Develop critical and creative thinking skills (research, analysis, evaluation, correlation).
GEO.2.2 Utilize the principles and methodologies of cooperative learning (benefiting from others’ experiences).
GEO.2.3 Develop effective communication skills (speaking, writing, listening, debating, using technology, etc.).
GEO.3 Be able to apply social studies knowledge and skills.
GEO.3.1 Read, research, analyze, write, and present using primary, secondary, and technological sources.
GEO.3.2 Identify key concepts and themes.
GEO.3.3 Demonstrate an appreciation of life through diverse perspectives.
GEO.3.4 Correlate relevant concepts from past to present.

Course Content

GEO.4 Be able to identify and understand key elements of geography.
GEO.4.1 Acknowledge God as Creator and Sustainer of life and the natural world.
GEO.4.2 Identify key terms and locations.
GEO.4.3 Apply the themes of geography to various regions (location, movement, place, human-environment interaction, regions).
GEO.4.4 Form valid generalizations about physical and human characteristics of geographic regions.
GEO.5 Be able to utilize various literacy skills for interpreting geographical data.
GEO.5.1 Exhibit appropriate skills for interpreting maps, charts, graphs, etc.
GEO.5.2 Select, validate, and effectively use a variety of sources to formulate a position or course of action on an issue.
GEO.5.3 Identify bias in written, oral, or visual material.
GEO.5.4 Communicate information logically using basic language arts skills.
GEO.6 Be able to analyze the relationships between diverse cultures.
GEO.6.1 Recognize that culture transcends geographic barriers in a global society.
GEO.6.2 Analyze how forces of cooperation/conflict influence the division and control of the earth’s surface.
GEO.6.3 Evaluate economic interdependence in a global society.
GEO.6.4 Differentiate between myths and facts related to prejudicial notions.
GEO.6.5 Recognize an individual role in fostering the strength of cultural diversity.
GEO.7 Be able to analyze the dynamics of human-environment interaction.
GEO.7.1 Understand the patterns and characteristics of major land forms, climates, and ecosystems of Earth and the interrelated processes that produced them.
GEO.7.2 Recognize how physical geography creates and influences culture and cultural diffusion.
GEO.7.3 Investigate the characteristics, distribution, and migration of human populations.
GEO.7.4 Assess the impact of social and political movements on a global society (civil rights, environmentalism, revolutions, etc.).
GEO.7.5 Analyze how innovations in science, technology, industry, and economy affect people and places.
GEO.7.6 Relate key influences and themes to past, present, and possible future events.