Topic I: Geography: It's Nature and Perspectives (5-10%)
Students are required to read: Chapter 1 in their online textbook: The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography.
Textbook Pages for Chapter ONE work
Understanding the 2008 Recession and Housing Bubble
Inside the Garbage of the World Video
We're living on a beautiful planet and as a human race we've been here for thousands of years. Our planet didn't need to be protected; life was flourishing on its own, with its own agenda. However for the past 100 years we've made a tremendous impact with our footprint due to the growth of world population and the industrialization of our everyday life. Economy, profit and capitalization became more important than respecting our planet and an ancient knowledge to advance a new way of life.
Ted Talk: The Emergent Patterns of Climate Change
You can't understand climate change in pieces, says climate scientist Gavin Schmidt. It's the whole, or it's nothing. In this illuminating talk, he explains how he studies the big picture of climate change with mesmerizing models that illustrate the endlessly complex interactions of small-scale environmental events.
Ted Talk: The End of Oil?
t's the question of our generation: Can we find a sustainable alternative to oil? Scientists, inventors and activists present stern warnings and visionary solutions for the energy of tomorrow.