DHS Geography

This course emphasizes regional studies. Content includes physical, human, economic, cultural, and political study. Areas of emphasis are primarily western (European, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin An understanding of history, geography, government, and economics is fundamental to becoming a responsible citizen. Students must study world history, as well as the history and government of the United States, in order to be able to understand and evaluate our place in the world. Similarly, current world events may be understood through the perspective of the past. History explores the politics, passions, philosophies, and economic situations that move people. Students of history are able to take advantage of the accumulated human experience of the ages, thereby gaining insight regarding past, current and future human experiences. Courses are taught in a carefully planned sequence, building upon previous knowledge so students will gain greater understanding of recurring historical themes. 21 America, and Pacific World), to complement non-western studies in the ninth grade. Current events are also discussed. The first fifteen weeks of the year provide a general introduction of geography with the following sample topics: the physical earth, climates and vegetation. Many human geography concepts are studied, such as population, industrialization, urbanization, foods, standard of living, quality of life, energy and governments.

Text: World Geography Today, Holt, Rhinehart, & Winston 2008 (ISBN-10: 0-03-093419-2)