The Honors World Geography is a yearlong course that focuses on the distribution, process, and effects of human population on the planet. Emphasis is placed on geographic models and their applications. Case Studies from around the globe are compared to the situations at local, regional and national scales. Internet activities, field excursions, and videos are used to explore certain topics.
Each topic will be a unit of study and will include a variety of student assessments such as free responses questions, multiple choice tests, quizzes, and a unit project or activity designed to reinforce a major topic from the unit. Additional activities and assignments may include lecture notes, mapping activities, online assignments in the computer lab, group activities, case studies, vocabulary assignments, group discussions, and videos. Students are asked to examine maps and graphed or textual information and respond to it using such concepts as scale, region, location and place, or association and interconnection.
To introduce students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have,shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of the earth’s surface.
To learn about and employ the methods of geographers, including observation, mapmaking, data gathering and reporting, and technical writing.
To employ spatial concepts, geographic vocabulary, and landscape interpretation to a variety of locations and situations around the globe and at the local, state, regional, and national levels.
To develop a geographic perspective with which to view the landscape and understand current events.