Course Description

The seventh grade Geography curriculum lends itself to engaging students intellectually, personally, emotionally, and socially.  The inquiry approach to learning is used to help students understand both current events and issues facing their local, national, and global communities.  International mindedness, a concept emphasized during 7th grade, is embraced by the Humanities curriculum.  The IB Middle Years Program, of the IB Curriculum, fundamental concepts of holistic learning, communication and intercultural awareness are central to the 7th grade Humanities classroom.  Seventh grade Humanities explores World Geography.

Units of study include (through self contained and interdisciplinary units):

Basics of Geography

Natural Resources

Human Geography/Culture

Physical Geography


Middle East

Russia and the Former Russian Nations

Monsoon Asia


Australia/Oceania the Pacific Island Nations

Money and You/Global Marketplace

International Towne