World Geography

The social studies course will deal with the inter-related themes of geography and world history.  Special attention will be given to important historical events and the relationship to where and why they occurred.  Multicultural aspects will be emphasized, as we are an international school.  As an objective this course will make students aware of their individual cultural and historical backgrounds and the richness of diversity. The course includes the historical development of people, places, and environments.  Students interpret patterns of behavior that contribute to cultural understanding. Students compare civilizations and evaluate their contributions to societies and their impact on Western civilization. The study of origins, traditions, customs, and beliefs is essential to the standards.  Chronological events and geographic influences on history are explored. Students use maps, texts, charts, other resources, and technology to construct data and interpret information. The geographical regions studied include: Russia, Central Asia, Oceania, Antarctica, Africa, and Southwest Asia