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McDougal Littell World Cultures and Geography Ц Student Textbook (2008)


World Cultures and Geography takes a regional approach in examining the history, culture, geography, government, and economics of the world. Designed specifically for middle school, the program invites students to explore the rich cultures of their world with engaging visuals in the textbook. World Cultures and Geography asks essential questions which motivate students to explore the connections between geography, history, culture, government, and economics. The material encourages students to compare similarities and differences across cultures.
The best readers are active and engaged. Successful readers connect what they are reading with what they already know and periodically check themselves to make sure they have understood the material. World Cultures and Geography provides built-in reading support to help students hone their reading skills and better understand geography and history. This textbook was developed specifically for the way middle school students learn, and fosters geographic and cultural literacy through Essential Questions that provide a “big picture” framework of global issues to help students see the larger themes in world geography.


UNIT 1 Introduction to World Geography
Chapter 1: Understanding the Earth and Its Peoples
Chapter 2: Earth’s Interlocking Systems
Chapter 3: Human Geography
Chapter 4: People and Culture

UNIT 2 The United States and Canada
Chapter 5: The United States
Chapter 6: Canada

UNIT 3 Latin America
Chapter 7: Latin America: Physical Geography and History
Chapter 8: Mexico
Chapter 9: Middle America and Spanish-Speaking South America
Chapter 10: Brazil

UNIT 4 Europe
Chapter 11: Europe: Physical Geography and History
Chapter 12: Western Europe
Chapter 13: United Kingdom
Chapter 14: Eastern Europe

UNIT 5 Russia and the Eurasian Republics
Chapter 15: Russia
Chapter 16: The Eurasian Republics

UNIT 6 Africa
Chapter 17: Africa: Physical Geography and Early History
Chapter 18: Egypt and North Africa
Chapter 19: West Africa
Chapter 20: East, Central, and Southern Africa

UNIT 7 Southwest Asia and South Asia
Chapter 21: Southwest Asia and South Asia: Physical Geography and History
Chapter 22: Southwest Asia
Chapter 23: India
Chapter 24: South Asian Neighbors

UNIT 8 East Asia and Southeast Asia
Chapter 25: China
Chapter 26: The Korean Peninsula
Chapter 27: Japan
Chapter 28: Southeast Asia

UNIT 9 Oceania and Antarctica
Chapter 29: Australia and New Zealand
Chapter 30: Oceania and Antarctica

- Test-Taking Strategies and Practice
- Geography Handbook
- Rand McNally World Atlas
- Skillbuilder Handbook
- World Religions Handbook
- Glossary in English
- Glossary in Spanish


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