toll
free
(877) 687-7200
Forgot password?
Username: Password:

Elementary School | Social Studies | Geography

Understand world geography and the effects of geography on society, with an emphasis on the United States. The need for geographic literacy has never been greater or more obvious than in today's tightly interrelated world. Students must understand the world's physical features, how they blend with social systems and how they affect economies, politics and human interaction. Isolated geographic facts are not enough. To grasp geography and its effect on individuals and societies, students must know the broad concepts of spatial patterns, mapping, population and physical systems (land, air, water). The combination of geographic facts and broad concepts provides a deeper understanding of geography and its effects on individuals and societies.

Learning Objectives Grades 9-10

Locate, describe and explain places, regions and features on the Earth:

  • Use mental maps of physical features to answer complex geographic questions (e.g., how physical features have deterred or enabled migration).
  • Use maps and other geographic instruments and technologies to analyze spatial patterns and distributions on earth.

Analyze and explain characteristics and interactions of the Earth’s physical systems:

  • Explain the dynamic interactions within and among the Earth’s physical systems including variation, productivity and constructive and destructive processes.
  • Analyze trends in world demographics as they relate to physical systems.

Understand relationships between geographic factors and society:

  • Explain the ability of modern technology to alter geographic features and the impacts of these modifications on human activities.
  • Analyze growth trends in selected urban areas as they relate to geographic factors.
  • Explain how places with various population distributions function as centers of economic activity (e.g., rural, suburban, urban).

Understand the historical significance of geography:

  • Explain how processes of spatial change have affected human history (e.g., resource development and use, natural disasters).

Learning Objectives Grades 11-12

Locate, describe and explain places, regions and features on the Earth:

  • Demonstrate how maps, other geographic instruments and technologies are used to solve spatial problems (e.g., land use, ecological concerns).

Analyze and explain characteristics and interactions of the Earth’s physical systems:

  • Analyze international issues and problems using ecosystems and physical geography concepts.

Understand relationships between geographic factors and society:

  • Compare resource management methods and policies in different regions of the world.
  • Describe the impact of human migrations and increased urbanization on ecosystems.
  • Describe geographic factors that affect cooperation and conflict among societies.

Understand the historical significance of geography:

  • Analyze the historical development of a current issue involving the interaction of people and geographic factors (e.g., mass transportation, changes in agricultural subsidies, flood control).

Compare Our Programs

eTutor offers two programs to choose from:

  • Independent Study
  • One 2 One Study

Independent Study is ideal for self motivated students, while One 2 One Study includes access to a tutor for additional support.

Compare our programs.

The Curriculum

  • 3,000+ lesson modules
  • 200+ authors
  • 20+ subjects
  • 4 curricular areas

Explore the curriculum.

Accreditation

NCA
  • Easy credit transfer
  • Quality assurance
  • Access to loans & scholarships

More about accreditation.