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, NCAA, and UC Schools
Course Year: September 2018 - May 2019
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