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AP Human Geography

 
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AP Human Geography

AP Human Geography

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.

In Semester 1,

 

Prerequisites:

None

 

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.

Syllabus:

Segment I:

Getting Started

  • Advanced Placement® (AP) Course
  • Navigation: Finding Your Way Around
  • Modules and Assessments
  • Course Specifics: What You Need to Know
  • Online Learning 101

What Is Geography?

  • Welcome to AP Human Geography and Diagnostic Exam
  • Geography: An Introduction
  • Maps: Geography’s Most Important Tool
  • Using and Interpreting Maps
  • Location, Location, Location
  • Place: What Is It Like?
  • Regions: Unique Areas of Land
  • People and the Environment
  • Movement: The Link Between People and Places
  • Globalization: Moving Toward a Global Village
  • Discussion-Based Assessment
  • AP Exam Prep Multiple Choice
  • AP Exam Prep Free-Response Questions

Population

  • Module Checklist
  • Geographical Analysis of Population
  • Population and Place
  • Population Statistics
  • Population Pyramids
  • Theories of Population Growth
  • The Demographic Transition Model
  • Population Policies and Trends
  • Population and Natural Hazards
  • AP Exam Prep Multiple Choice
  • AP Exam Prep Free-Response Questions

Movement

  • Module Checklist
  • The Study of Migration
  • The Gravity Model of Migration and Discussion-Based Assessment
  • Internal and International Migration
  • Forced Migration
  • Migration Impact on Host Countries
  • Migration to the United States
  • Migration Within the United States
  • AP Exam Prep Multiple Choice
  • AP Exam Prep Free-Response Questions

Culture and Languages

  • Module Checklist
  • Culture and Regions
  • Folk and Popular Culture
  • Globalization and Culture
  • Language: Roles Classification
  • English Language
  • Discussion-Based Assessment
  • AP Exam Prep Multiple Choice
  • AP Exam Prep Free-Response Questions

Religion

  • Module Checklist
  • Religion and Cultural Identity
  • Judaism
  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • Hinduism and Buddhism
  • Other Religions
  • Religion and the Environment
  • Religious Conflicts
  • AP Exam Prep Multiple Choice
  • AP Exam Prep Free-Response Questions

Ethnicity and Gender

  • Module Checklist
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Ethnic Distribution
  • Ethnicity and Nationality
  • Ethnic Conflicts
  • Gender and Culture
  • AP Exam Prep
  • Discussion-Based Assessment
  • Segment 1 AP Exam Prep

Segment II

Political Geography

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

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
  • Agriculture and the Environment
  • AP Exam Prep Multiple Choice
  • AP Exam Prep Free-Response Questions

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
  • Women in Economic Development
  • Discussion-Based Assessment
  • AP Exam Prep Multiple Choice
  • AP Exam Prep Free-Response Questions

Cities and Urban Land Use

  • Module Checklist
  • Development and Characteristics of Cities
  • 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

 

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