The World Today Its People and Places By Linda Connor, William Norton, and Michele Visser-Wikkerink Categories: Education, Social Science, Arts & Humanities Imprint: Portage & Main Press Show edition details Hardcover : 9781553790822, 315 pages, July 2006 Ebook (PDF) : 9781553799733, 315 pages, September 2021 Hardcover $72.00 Ebook (PDF) $58.00 View Table of Contents Share: Table of contents ContentsIntroduction: Thinking GeographicallySection I: Describing this Planet1 Where in the World2 Our Physical World3 Our Human WorldSection II: Well-Being around the World4 Quality of Life5 Universal Human Rights6 Democratic Values and Principles7 Power and Wealth in Today’s World8 Working Together around the GlobeSection III: Societies and Ways of Life9 Society and Culture10 Adapting to the Natural Environment11 Indigenous Peoples of the World12 Comparing Cultural Expressions13 Changing Peoples and Places14 Health and Well-Being across the WorldSection IV: Ecological Effects of Modern Societies15 Peoples and Places of Europe16 Peoples and Places of the Americas17 Influences of the Past18 Moving to the Cities19 Toward a Sustainable World20 Sharing the PlanetConclusion: Making Sense of the World TodayIndexCredits Description This exciting student textbook presents a contemporary global look at human geography. The World Today: Its People and Places connects your students to different cultures and geographical areas and helps them develop a sense of global awareness and responsible citizenship. This engaging textbook includes unique and interesting features designed to help your students become geographically literate. Explore the world with your students using: hundreds of illustrations and stunning photographs of people and places detailed maps, charts, and graphs quotations from contemporary international and Canadian public figures hundreds of glossary terms conveniently highlighted in the text guiding questions; concluding and summary comments Special-interest icons that appear throughout the textbook guide your students to further learning adventures, discussion topics, media investigations, opportunities for developing social studies skills, informative Internet sites, and much more. Recommended by Manitoba Education, Citizenship and Youth as a Manitoba grade 7 social studies learning resource.