AP Human Geography

  • AP  Human Geography


    Link for Computerized Chapter Activities for the Kuby Textbook

     

    Syllabus

     

    Course Overview

    AP Human Geography is a year - long course that focuses on the distribution, processes, and effects of human populations on the planet. Units of study include population, migration, culture, language, religion, ethnicity, political geography, economic development, industry, agriculture, and urban geography. Emphasis is placed on geographic models and their applications. A Case Study approach is used to apply concepts learned from the text to real world situations. CD-ROM and Internet activities are used to explore certain topics.

     

     

    Overarching Course Objectives

    • To introduce students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth’s surface. [C2]

     

    • To evaluate and utilize the methods of geographers, including observation, mapmaking, data gathering and reporting, and technical writing.[C4]

     

    • To employ spatial concepts, geographic vocabulary, and landscape interpretation to a variety of locations and situations around the globe and in local areas. [C2, C3]


    • To develop a geographic perspective with which to view the landscape and understand current events.[C1]

     

    • To analyze human phenomena that shapes the environment and how the environment shapes human phenomena. [C1]

     


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