Exploring Our World © 2010

Grade Levels: 6-12

Exploring Our World is a middle school program co-authored by National Geographic. This program introduces students to an enriched view of the interrelationships of geography, history, economics, government, citizenship, and current events—in one compelling package. A strong geographic thread is interwoven with history, government, and current events to analyze different regions of the world and the issues they face.

Suitable for a world geography or world cultures class, Exploring Our World is available as a full survey; Eastern Hemisphere; and Western Hemisphere, Europe, and Russia.

Exploring Our World © 2010

Contents:

Unit 1 The World

  • Chapter 1 Using Geography Skills
  • Chapter 2 Earth’s Physical Geography
  • Chapter 3 Earth’s Human and Cultural Geography

Unit 2 The United States and Canada

  • Chapter 4 Physical Geography of the United States and Canada
  • Chapter 5 History and Cultures of the United States and Canada
  • Chapter 6 The United States and Canada Today

Unit 3  Latin America

  • Chapter 7 Physical Geography of Latin America
  • Chapter 8 History and Cultures of Latin America
  • Chapter 9 Latin America Today

Unit 4  Europe

  • Chapter 10 Physical Geography of Europe
  • Chapter 11 History and Cultures of Europe
  • Chapter 12 Europe Today

Unit 5  Russia

  • Chapter 13 Physical Geography of Russia
  • Chapter 14 History and Cultures of Russia
  • Chapter 15 Russia Today 

Unit 6 North Africa, Southwest Asia, and Central Asia

  • Chapter 16 Physical Geography of North Africa, Southwest Asia, and Central Asia
  • Chapter 17 History and Cultures of North Africa, Southwest Asia, and Central Asia
  • Chapter 18 North Africa, Southwest Asia, and Central Asia Today

Unit 7  Africa South of the Sahara

  • Chapter 19 Physical Geography of Africa South of the Sahara
  • Chapter 20 History and Cultures of Africa South of the Sahara
  • Chapter 21 Africa South of the Sahara Today

Unit 8  South Asia

  • Chapter 22 Physical Geography of South Asia
  • Chapter 23 History and Cultures of South Asia
  • Chapter 24 South Asia Today

Unit 9 East Asia and Southeast Asia

  • Chapter 25 Physical Geography of East Asia and Southeast Asia
  • Chapter 26 History and Cultures of East Asia and Southeast Asia
  • Chapter 27 East Asia and Southeast Asia Today

Unit 10 Australia, Oceania, and Antarctica

  • Chapter 28 Physical Geography of Australia, Oceania, and Antarctica
  • Chapter 29 History and Culture of Australia, Oceania, and Antarctica
  • Chapter 30 Australia, Oceania, and Antarctica Today