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AP Human Geography Semester – 1

 
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AP Human Geography Semester – 1

AP Human Geography Semester 1

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 the Earth’s surface. Students use geographic models, methods, and tools to examine the 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 Introduction to Geography, population, migration, culture, languages, religion, and cultural identity.

Credit:

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:

Module 01: What is Geography?

  • Welcome to AP Human Geography and Diagnostic Exam
  • Diagnostic Exam
  • Geography: An Introduction
  • Maps: Geography’s Most Important Tool
  • Collaborative Extension
  • 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

Module 02: Population

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

Module 03: 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
  • Collaborative Extension
  • AP Exam Prep Multiple Choice
  • AP Exam Prep Free-Response Questions

Module 04: Culture and Languages

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

Module 05: Religion

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

Module 06: Ethnicity and Gender

  • Module Checklist
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Ethnic Distribution
  • Ethnicity and Nationality
  • Collaborative Extension
  • Ethnic Conflicts
  • Gender and Culture
  • AP Exam Prep
  • Discussion-Based Assessment
  • Segment 1 AP Exam Prep
  • Segment 1 AP Exam Prep Multiple Choice
  • Segment 1 AP Exam Prep Free-Response Questions

 

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