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Grade 9

The Honors Geography course is designed to offer an advanced Social Studies course for ninth graders with the capability and desire to pursue the Advanced Placement curriculum within the Social Studies Department.  This course differs from the mainstream World Geography in that it parallels the AP Geography curriculum, as established by the College Board.  Students will be applying vital geographic topics, i.e., world population growth, to specific groups of people living in specific regions of the world.  Students will study, conduct research and offer possible solutions and/or alternatives to these pressing issues.  

Grade 9

World Geography promotes global awareness in an increasingly interdependent world. The course is the "connecting link" between social and physical sciences.  It balances traditional physical geography with equally important cultural geography, emphasizing human-environment interaction.  The course makes frequent use of computers and geography software to supplement course material.  Frequent current event activities ensure that students remain informed of world and national news.

Grade 9                    

Cultural Geography is designed for the freshman student whose needs are not met by the World Geography course.  The course emphasizes map-making skills, the location of the world's important political and physical features, how climate plays a role in the cultural development of the world's people and how geography has played a role in the development of different political and economic systems around the world.

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