Social Studies 12 – Human Geography

Students will assess the significance of places by identifying the physical and/or human features that characterize them (sense of place). Students will evaluate how particular geographic actions or events influence human practices or outcomes (geographical value judgments). Students will identify and assess how human and environmental factors and events influence each other (interactions and associations) Make reasoned ethical judgments about controversial actions in the past or present, and determine whether we have a responsibility to respond (geographical value judgments).

Social Studies 12 – Population Distribution – Lesson 1: Introduction to Population

In this course, students will address the challenge of creating a more sustainable and equitable world. They will explore issues involving a wide range of topics, including economic disparities, threats to the environment, globalization, human rights, and quality of life, and will analyze government policies, international agreements, and individual responsibilities relating to them. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including the use of spatial technologies, to investigate these complex issues and their impacts on natural and human communities around the world.