datum: 27.02.2024

Course code:


Course name:

World Cultures 1 Online

Course length:

1 semester


8 - 13


University of Nebraska High School


This online course introduces multicultural studies through the investigation of the physical and human geography, history, and cultures of the continents of North America, South America, and Europe (including Russia). Through this course students will develop an understanding of the interactions between geography and culture that have influenced the lifestyles and challenges faced by various culture groups throughout these regions. This will help students gain a greater understanding of their own culture and realize how diverse cultural traditions affect their lives. It will encourage them to actively participate in the culturally diverse world in which they live.

Course Structure

Study Scope and Sequence

Unit 1 Geographer’s Skills

Unit 2 North America

Unit 3 South America

Unit 4 Europe

Unit 5 Russia


Course Objectives

The objectives are listed individually in each lesson, but the ultimate goal is that, by the end of the course, you will know and use these facts, concepts, principles and theories, and models to better understand the people and culture of the countries of North and South America and Europe.

• Students will be able to use geographical skills, and understand tools and technologies used by geographers.

• Students will be able to make sense of varied physical environments.

• Students will be able to explain how selected physical and ecological processes impact the Earth’s surface.

• Students will be able to analyze why people live where they do.

• Students will understand how people make a living in different parts of the world.

• Students will understand the process of urbanization.

• Students will be able to describe diverse cultural systems.

• Students will be able to describe reasons for conflict and cooperation in the world.

Course syllabus

Materials required

For this course you need to secure the following textbook and materials (if lab kit is listed, check first the possibility of using your school lab prior to buying the lab kit):

National Geographic World Cultures and Geography Survey, 2nd Edition. 2017, Cengage Learning.ISBN: 9781305967182BookNOT included in the price of the course


course fee: 524,- EUR / 12 480,- Kč