AP® HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
AP® Human Geography is a yearlong course that addresses three basic questions: when? where? and why? Students interrogate sources regularly and build arguments that analyze region, diffusion, and sustainability - all with a goal of solving real world problems. The course emphasizes geographic models and their applications. Students compare case studies from around the globe to local and national situations to address complex scenarios, such as: How do geographers create models to understand and explain complex patterns in demography, migration, development, and the distribution of goods and people? How does globalization produce space-time compression? How does chain migration affect the distribution of ethnicities, languages, religions? What variables are likely to result in desired outcomes and unintended consequences when tackling a geographical challenge? Units of study include population, migration, culture, language, religion, ethnicity, political geography, economic development, industry, agriculture, and urban geography. Formative and summative assessments are modeled upon the format of AP tests and evaluate a student's skill development in five course competencies: remembering and understanding; contextual awareness; reasoning, analysis, and synthesis; communication skills; and independent and collaborative work.
Students taking this course are well prepared for the AP® Human Geography Exam in May.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of one year of high school history
Approved by: the College Board and NCAA
Course Year: September 2018 - May 2019
"AP Human Geography is teaching me about why and where certain things happen in the world. It's teaching me more about the world we live in and giving different perspectives, which I think is really interesting. I like hearing the views of other students too because we don't always have the same view on the topic."
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