Human Geography 12

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - By: Grace D, Alex, ‘22

Are you unsure of what Social Studies course to take next year? Are you a fan of the relationship between humans and the environment, culture, and economics around them? If so, keep reading to learn more about my favorite class, Human Geography 12, taught by Mr Brian Carr.

When asked to give a brief explanation on this course, Mr Carr provided the following: “The Dartmouth University curriculum guide defines human geography as "the study of the interrelationships between people, place, and environment, and how these vary spatially and temporally across and between locations. Here at Brentwood we look at everything - population, migration, global disparities, urbanization, geopolitics, and human rights. Between group activities and presentations of individual research papers, students study a wide array of current topics on all these main ideas. To bring the concepts into context with the current scenarios around the world makes it more plausible for students to understand.”

All 24 students are benefiting from the course in a variety of ways: learning the important correlation between the human population and our environment, current global disputes, and human rights, to name a few.

Reese VO, Allard ‘22 finds the class “very engaging and a perfect balance between individual assignments and group assignments which allows us to understand our peers’ viewpoints.”

Recently, we completed the “Genocide in Canada” chapter of the course which has educated us on the history of the Residential Schools and assimilation against Indigenous People. One of our assignments specifically focused on why it is important for current Canadians to open their ears and hearts to hear the stories of survivors and those still affected to this day. I am grateful to have the opportunity to inform myself on what truly happened in the past and how I can do my part to assist the individuals with their healing process.

Sounds interesting? Try Human Geo 12 beginning Sept. 2022.

Grace D, Alex, ‘22

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