AP Human Geography Semester – 2

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AP Human Geography Semester – 2

AP Human Geography Semester 2

The AP Human Geography course is designed to provide college level instruction on the patterns and processes that impact the way humans understand, use, and change Earth’s surface. Students use geographic models, methods, and tools to examine human social organization and its effect on the world in which we live. Students are challenged to use maps and geographical data to examine spatial patterns and analyze the changing interconnections among people and places.

This semester concentrates on ethnicity, gender, ethnic conflicts, political geography, agriculture and rural land use, industrialization and development, cities, and urban land use.




Required Materials:

You will need the following items to complete this course:

  • Current minimum Flash Player required by your school.
  • Disk space on your computer as well as external device to back up your files (flash drive, external hard drive, CD–Rom, etc.)
  • Printer
  • School Supplied Resources:
  • College Board AP® Human Geography
  • Recommended Materials:
  • These books are not required for completion of the course, but offer more information and excellent preparation for the AP Human Geography Exam.
  • Rubenstein, James M. The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc., 2013.
  • Fellman, Jerome D., Mark D. Bjelland, Daniel R. Montello, Arthur Getis, and Judith Getis. Human Geography: Landscapes of Human Activities. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2013.


Module 07: Political Geography

  • Module Checklist and Diagnostic Exam
  • Diagnostic Exam
  • Nationality and Nationalism
  • States
  • Territorial Morphology
  • Boundaries
  • The Effect of Imperialism and Colonialism on Modern States
  • Political Conflicts
  • Collaborative Extension
  • Terrorism
  • International Cooperation
  • Distribution of Power
  • Electoral Geography
  • Discussion-Based Assessment
  • AP Exam Prep Multiple Choice
  • AP Exam Prep Free-Response Questions

Module 08: Agriculture and Rural Land Use

  • Module Checklist
  • Agricultural Revolutions
  • Subsistence and Commercial Agriculture
  • Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Regions
  • The Von Thünen Model and Discussion-Based Assessment
  • Science and Agriculture
  • Collaborative Extension
  • Agriculture and the Environment
  • AP Exam Prep Multiple Choice
  • AP Exam Prep Free-Response Questions

Module 09: Industrialization and Development

  • Module Checklist
  • Evolution of Industry
  • Industrial Location—Weber Model
  • Industrial Location—Other Theories
  • Economic Development Models
  • Globalization and Diffusion
  • Levels of Economic Development
  • Global Economic Initiatives
  • Economic Development and the Environment
  • Collaborative Extension
  • Women in Economic Development
  • Discussion-Based Assessment
  • AP Exam Prep Multiple Choice
  • AP Exam Prep Free-Response Questions

Module 10: Cities and Urban Land Use

  • Module Checklist
  • Development and Characteristics of Cities
  • Collaborative Extension
  • Theories of Urban Development
  • Models of Urban Development
  • Urban Planning and Government
  • Urban Housing, Transportation, and Social Patterns
  • Case Studies in Global Urbanization
  • AP Exam Prep
  • Discussion-Based Assessment
  • Segment 2 AP Exam Prep
  • Segment 2 AP Exam Prep Multiple Choice
  • Segment 2 AP Exam Prep Free-Response Questions
  • APHG Prep Multiple Choice Exam
  • APHG Prep Free-Response Questions Exam


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