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History Herald: High School World & Human Geography: Intro to Geography Part 1

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Courtney Murray, M. Ed, M. Hist. World US History
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This 10-week full curriculum covers the foundations of world & human geography by focusing on the relationships among people, places, & environments by using geographic methods to explore landforms, climates, resources, & cultural regions.

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US Grade 9 - 12
Beginner Level
Follows Teacher-Created Curriculum
Aligned with State-Specific Standards
10 lessons//10 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Intro to Human Geography
In this lesson, we will focus on: * Definition and scope of human geography * Historical development of human geography as a discipline * Major themes and concepts in human geography * Importance of spatial analysis in human geography
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Maps, Graphs, and Charts Skills Part One
In this lesson, we will focus on: * Introduction to cartography * Types of maps (physical, political, thematic, etc.) * Map projections and distortions * Reading and interpreting maps * Introduction to basic graphing techniques
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Maps, Graphs, and Charts Skills Part Two
In this lesson, we will focus on: * Introduction to cartography * Types of maps (physical, political, thematic, etc.) * Map projections and distortions * Reading and interpreting maps * Introduction to basic graphing techniques
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Physical Geography of Earth (Landforms, Features, and Climates)
In this lesson, we will focus on: * Overview of Earth's physical features: continents, oceans, mountains, etc. * Types of landforms: plains, plateaus, mountains, and valleys * Climate classification systems * Impact of physical geography on human activities and settlement patterns
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Population & Migration Geography
In this lesson, we will focus on: * The study of population dynamics * Population growth theories and models * Population distribution and density * Internal and international migration patterns * Impact of migration on societies and economies
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Cultural Geography
In this lesson, we will focus on: * Definition and scope of cultural geography * Cultural landscapes and cultural regions * Cultural diffusion and cultural change * Ethnicity, language, religion, and other cultural factors in geography
 Week 7
Lesson 7
Political Geography
In this lesson, we will focus on: * The study of political boundaries * Types of political boundaries: natural, artificial, and consequent boundaries * Geopolitics and international relations * Political systems and governance * Territorial disputes and conflicts
 Week 8
Lesson 8
Agricultural and Rural Geography
In this lesson, we will focus on: * Overview of agriculture and its significance * Types of agricultural systems: subsistence, commercial, and industrial agriculture * Rural land use patterns * Agribusiness and agricultural policies * Environmental impacts of agriculture
 Week 9
Lesson 9
Urban and Cities Geography
In this lesson, we will focus on: * The study of urbanization * Characteristics of cities and urban areas * Urbanization trends and patterns * Urban issues and challenges (e.g., poverty, housing, transportation)
 Week 10
Lesson 10
Industrialization and Economic Development
In this lesson, we will focus on: * Overview of industrialization and economic development * Theories of economic development (e.g., Rostow's stages of growth, dependency theory) * Industrial location theories * Globalization and its impact on economic development * Sustainable development and future prospects
This class is taught in English.
After both sections, students will be able to assess the role of individuals, places, and environments by demonstrating their relationships to each other. They will be able to detect the role of cause and effect in understanding historical events and examine their effects on the development of our modern government. And, students will demonstrate knowledge of current social problems, global economic interdependence, governmental processes, and the characteristics of culture.
For the past decade, I have been encouraging students through education and personal development to explore the challenges of the past. Through my own personal education and professional development, I create a safe environment for students to learn about challenging topics of history. My undergraduate is in history, focusing on United States and European integration, past cultures, and empire. My first master's degree is in education with a focus on English/Language Arts and History. My second master's degree is in history with a focus on world empires and United States/Europe during the premodern era and modern era. I am currently pursuing my PhD in history focusing on immigration and relations with indigenous peoples and cultures. 
I have taught Ancient Civilizations in World History classes as well as classes on the history of Africa, Asia, and Australia, Ancient and Medieval Europe, and Early American history. I have taken and taught classes on world religions and practices starting with the ancient traditions of prehistoric cultures through modern day transitions of religions such as druidism. I have also taught about episodes of religious hysteria such as the Inquisition and the Salem Witch Trials, classes on the myths and legends that have defined various cultures, world and human geography, and political and government sciences. This extensive background will be utilized to create a well-rounded and thorough explanation of the topic.
Homework Offered
Students will be given weekly activities that they can do (OPTIONAL) which will help them to further solidify the information for that week.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Students will be given weekly activities that they can do (OPTIONAL) which will help them to further solidify the information for that week.
Grades Offered
Final grades and transcripts can be given upon request at the end of the class. The notes and activities will serve as the basis for grades.
Students will be provided with weekly handouts and activities. 
This class will discuss how people interact with their environment. Sometimes this can lead to famine, disease, war, and migration. This class will be taught in an age appropriate way, but please be advised that sensitive topics will be discussed. 
Multiple Human Geography Texts are being used to compile this course:
1. Human Geography: Landscapes of Human Activities - ISBN 13: 9781265644154
2. Human Geography: People, Place, and Culture - ISBN13: 978-1118793145
3. Diversity Amid Globalization - ISBN13: 978-0321910066
4. Human Geography: Places and Regions in Global Context - ISBN13: 978-0321984241
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I am so excited to join you on this education adventure! I absolutely love teaching and learning and believe it can be exciting for every student! I am a certified classroom educator with a master's degree in education and a second master's... 
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$175

for 10 classes
1x per week, 10 weeks
45 min

Completed by 29 learners
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Ages: 13-17
5-18 learners per class

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