Global Studies and Geography

Humanities | Social Studies
Social Studies Required
Grade: 8

Global economic, cultural, and political forces will increasingly shape our lives in the 21st century. This course aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully navigate our global society. Major questions in this course will include: Where are the countries, regions, and major physical features on earth located? What does it mean to be a responsible global citizen? Why should one know and care about what goes on in other parts of the world? Students will develop skills in a variety of disciplines including history, geography, and current events. Coursework will focus on analytical reading and writing as well as individual and group research projects.


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