Enroll in Contemporary World with Dolphin STEM Academy
The Contemporary World, Semester A, is a single-semester course designed to
strengthen your knowledge about the modern world. In the first unit, you will explore
how geography can help you gain a better understanding of the world and its people. In
the second unit, you will learn about the influence of culture on the world. In the third
unit, you will discover the relationship between art and society and study migration and
population distribution. In the last unit, you will learn about the effect of physical
processes on the environment and look at the ways people have adapted to and
modified physical environments.
By the end of this course, you will be able to do the following:
Explain how geography is used to understand the world and its people.
Analyze spatial organizations of people, places, and environments.
Describe physical and human characteristics of places and regions.
Analyze the role of culture and science and technology in contemporary societies.
Explain the relationship between the arts and society.
Examine the impact of geographic factors on the use and development of economic
Describe the characteristics, distribution, and migration of human populations.
Describe the uses and distribution of natural resources throughout the world.