Human Geography 12

The following four Big Ideas will be included in Human Geography:  Analyzing data from a variety of sources allows us to better understand our globally connected world, demographic patterns and population distribution are influenced by physical features and natural resources, human activities alter landscapes in a variety of ways, and a geographic region can encompass a variety of physical features and/or human interactions.

Learning standards include:

  • demographic patterns of growth, decline, and movement
  • relationships between cultural traits, the use of physical space, and impacts on the environment, including First Peoples cultures
  • global agricultural practices
  • industrialization, trade, and natural resource demands
  • increased urbanization and influences on societies and environments
  • relationships between natural resources and patterns of population settlement and economic development
  • political organization of geographic region