E.Q.1 How do religious and economic choices affect a region's political systems?
E.Q.2 What role do individual rights play in political, economic, and religious systems?
E.Q.3 How do political, economic, and/or religious beliefs shape a culture?
E.Q.4 What system would be easiest to change: political, economic, or religious?
E.Q.5 What tension exists between political, economic, and religious systems with in a culture?
F Human Impact on the Earth and Physical Systems
In this unit students should be introduced to physical and human geography with a concentration on interconnectedness and interaction between human and physical systems and implications of those relationships.
Students should address geographic elements and themes, the National Geography standards, and the NCSS Thematic strands.
In addition, students should interpret various types of geographic information and how geographers look at the world.
Students should be able to analyze the characteristics of culture and apply this analysis to their world.
F.1.1 significance of physical systems in supporting life
F.1.2 relationships between physical and human systems
F.1.3 human system impact on physical systems
F.3.1 human adaptation
F.3.2 changing the physical environment
F.3.4 climate change
F.Q Sample Compelling Questions
F.Q.1 What are the critical factors on people's decisions on where to live and work?
F.Q.2 What are the responsibilities of land ownership and management?
F.Q.3 How will current ideas about resource management impact the world of the future?
F.Q.4 What critical changes are required to improve the health of the planet?
F.Q.5 In what ways does change in world population impact the geographic landscape?