High School Social Studies
In the study of High School Social Studies, History and World Geography, students utilize physical and cultural perspectives to study people, places, and environments at local, regional, national, and international levels. Students describe the influence of geography on the events of the past and present. The High School students will be exposed to a plethora of information that centers around the physical processes that shape patterns in the physical environment; the characteristics of major land forms, climates, and ecosystems and interrelationships; the political, economic, and social processes that shape cultural patterns of regions; types and patterns of settlement; the distribution of movement of world population; relationships among people, places, and environments; and the concept of religion.
To support the teaching of the essential knowledge and skills required of High School Social Studies, History and World Geography, the use of a variety of rich primary and secondary source materials such as contemporary and historic maps of various types, satellite-produced images, photographs, sketches, graphs, diagrams, and power point presentations are utilized in the classroom.
Students will be expected to create visual, artistic projects reflective of the coursework and lessons learned.