• World Cultures

    Sharpstown International School

    8330 Triola Ln• Houston, TX 77036 • Phone: 713.778.3400



    Ms. Moore

    Contact Information:

    pmoore6@houstonisd.org or 713-778-3440


    Course Description:

    Students will study people, places, and societies of the contemporary world. Societies for study are from the following regions of the world: Europe, Russia and the Eurasian republics, North America, Central America and the Caribbean, South America, Southwest Asia-North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia, and the Pacific realm. Students describe the influence of individuals and groups on historical and contemporary events in those societies and identify the locations and geographic characteristics of various societies. Students identify different ways of organizing economic and governmental systems. The concepts of limited and unlimited government are introduced, and students describe the nature of citizenship in various societies. Students compare institutions common to all societies such as government, education, and religious institutions. Students explain how the level of technology affects the development of the various societies and identify different points of view about events. The concept of frame of reference is introduced as an influence on an individual's point of view.

    Scope and Sequence of Course:

    1.       Introductory to Geography

    2.       Being a Geographer

    3.       Shapes of Africa

    4.       Shapes of Africa South of the Sahara

    5.       South/Southeast Asia

    6.       East Asia

    7.       Europe

    8.       Russia/Eurasia

    9.       Caribbean/North America

    10.   South America

    11.   Australia/Oceania

    12.   Case Studies

    Grading:  Homework/Do Now/Class Assignments  10%        Quizzes/Projects 50%            Test 40%

    Late Work / Make-Up Work / Redoing Assignments:   Each student has five days to turn in, redo or makeup any class assignments, quizzes and test from the original assigned date.

    Tutorials: Wednesdays 7:15a-8:15a





Last Modified on September 20, 2018