118 Civics/Human Geography

2 semesters, 1 credit

Required for freshmen

Civics

Civics is an introduction to how governmental systems affect individuals and society.  This course will compare governmental systems in the present time and throughout history.  Civics will explore the function of government, particularly in the United States, as well as the role of elected officials.  This course will also focus on the Federal and Missouri Constitution. 

The federal constitution and the Missouri constitution exams must be passed to meet graduation requirements.

Human Geography

Human Geography will explore the elements of the physical environment, including weather, climate, and physical landforms along with human interaction with the environment.  This course is designed to teach geographic skills (location of countries, landmarks and physical features of the Earth).  Research of world cultures, including major world religions, will be conducted. 

Civics Skills

By the completion of this course, students will be able to…

  1. Analyze governmental systems and their affect on an individual and a society.
  2. Compare government systems.
  3. Research effectively.
  4. Distinguish the powers and responsibility of citizens and government to address and solve problems.

Civics Knowledge

By the completion of this course, students will know…

  1. The United States and Missouri constitutions
  2. Functions of government
  3. Roles of elected officials
  4. Different types of government throughout history

Geography Skills

By the completion of this course, students will be able to…

  1. Analyze and interpret maps, charts and graphs.
  2. Recognize human impacts on the physical environment.
  3. Geographic skills.
  4. Identify environmental trends and issues.
  5. Research effectively.
  6. Identify the impact of cultural diffusion.

Geographic Knowledge

By the completion of this course, students will know…

  1. The elements of the physical environment 
  2. Human interaction with the surrounding environment 
  3. Cultures of the world-major religions
  4. Economic systems

 

This curriculum last updated on January 9, 2019, by the Social Studies Department.