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This course is an introduction to World Geography as well as the origins and fundamentals of government and political processes both internationally and on all levels in the United States. Students will learn map skills as well as how our earth is shaped over time. This class will help prepare students for our global world by looking at the cultural make-up of our world and the human impact upon it. By understanding the historical development of power, authority, and governance over time, as well as how these have evolved in contemporary society is essential to developing civic competence and creating effective citizens.
Students will be introduced to a number of strategies and skills that are designed to help students become more proficient in research and writing in a history class. Through reading and writing students will be able to develop their skills to tackle any content they see in a history class to better prepare then for upper level AP courses.