This course explores each of the elements of the 18 National Geography Standards, which are outlined by the National Council for Geographic Education. While examining the physical and human forces that shape our world, students will use geography tools, including maps and graphs, to analyze and consider the ways resources are used, and investigate advancements in technology that affect the way we live.
Course Outline: 
Unit 1: The Basics: What in the World Are You Talking About?
Unit 2: Mapping It Out: What Christopher Columbus and Ptolemy Already Knew
Unit 3: Our Planet: The Earth and the Universe- Where Do We Fit In?
Unit 4: Weather & Climate: Let's Talk About the Weather
Unit 5: Our Changing World: Getting the Lay of the Land
Unit 6: The Shape of the Land: Where in the World is That?
Unit 7: The Earth's Bounty
Unit 8: Regions and Identity: Who Do We Think We Are?