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History Herald: High School World & Human Geography- Regions & Spheres Part 2

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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 10 geographical regions, & the relationship the people, environment, & landforms have together. This is a high school level course- 9th-10th.

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US Grade 9 - 12
Beginner Level
Follows Teacher-Created Curriculum
Aligned with National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies (NCSS)
10 lessons//10 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
United States and Canada
In this lesson, we will study: * Overview of the physical geography of North America * Historical and cultural geography of the United States and Canada * Economic activities and urbanization patterns in North America * Issues related to migration, diversity, and identity in the region
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Latin America
In this lesson, we will study: * Physical geography of Latin America: major landforms, climates, and ecosystems * Colonial legacies and cultural diversity in Latin America * Economic activities, including agriculture, mining, and tourism * Urbanization and issues related to poverty, inequality, and environmental degradation
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Europe
In this lesson, we will study: * Physical geography of Europe: major landforms, climates, and water bodies * Historical geography of Europe, including the formation of nation-states and empires * Economic activities and urbanization patterns in Europe * Issues related to migration, multiculturalism, and regional integration in the European Union
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Russia and the Republics
In this lesson, we will study: * Physical geography of Russia and the former Soviet Republics * Historical and cultural geography of the region, including the legacy of the Soviet Union * Economic activities, including energy production, agriculture, and industry * Issues related to ethnic diversity, political tensions, and separatist movements
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Middle East, North Africa, & Central Asia
In this lesson, we will study: * Physical geography of the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia * Historical and cultural geography of the region, including the impact of ancient civilizations and Islamic influences * Economic activities, including oil production, agriculture, and trade * Issues related to political instability, conflict, and resource management
 Week 6
Lesson 6
West & Central Africa
In this lesson, we will study: * Physical geography of West and Central Africa: major landforms, climates, and ecosystems * Historical and cultural geography of the region, including the impact of colonization and the slave trade * Economic activities, including agriculture, mining, and industry * Issues related to poverty, disease, and political instability
 Week 7
Lesson 7
East & South Africa
In this lesson, we will study: * Physical geography of East and South Africa: major landforms, climates, and water bodies * Historical and cultural geography of the region, including the impact of imperialism and decolonization * Economic activities, including agriculture, tourism, and manufacturing * Issues related to urbanization, migration, and environmental conservation
 Week 8
Lesson 8
East Asia
In this lesson, we will study: * Physical geography of East Asia: major landforms, climates, and ecosystems * Historical and cultural geography of China, Japan, and the Korean Peninsula * Economic activities, including agriculture, industry, and trade * Issues related to population density, urbanization, and environmental sustainability
 Week 9
Lesson 9
South East Asia & South Asia
In this lesson, we will study: * Physical geography of South East Asia and South Asia: major landforms, climates, and water bodies * Historical and cultural geography of the region, including the impact of ancient civilizations and colonialism * Economic activities, including agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism * Issues related to population growth, urbanization, and ethnic diversity
 Week 10
Lesson 10
Oceania
In this lesson, we will study: * Physical geography of Oceania: major landforms, climates, and ecosystems * Historical and cultural geography of Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands * Economic activities, including agriculture, mining, and tourism * Issues related to environmental conservation, indigenous rights, and regional cooperation
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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$175

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

Completed by 23 learners
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Ages: 13-17
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