This course in geography not only studies the geopolitical and physical features of the earth, but also creatively explores the various peoples and cultures that inhabit it. It is the goal of this class to gain an in depth understanding of the complexity of the perspectives of humans in response to the culture and environment that shapes them. The classroom style will be a combination of college type lecture/discussions and collaborative project based learning in which we will actively explore the cultures of the earth. Learners will learn to read and analyze maps as well as locate and identify the nations of the globe situated on each of the major continents. As learners research and synthesize information, they will have an opportunity to develop social skills throughout the collaborative structure and format of the course. Learners will also be given multiple opportunities to display what they have learned through the design and construction of class presentations in which they share their knowledge with others. Overall, it is the goal of this course to allow multiple avenues for learners to connect with the past, and display their achievements in this learning community.