This course revolves upon the five core themes of geography: location, place, region, movement, and human-environment interaction. Students learn how to study the systemic patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of the earth's surface (including agriculture, industries, markets, and urbanization). Students learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their research and applications. The curriculum reflects the goals of the National Geography Standards. Using personalized learning options, collaborative discussions, and creative synthesis applications, students will develop an appreciation of the variables that geographers consider when analytically problem-solving for the contemporary challenges facing our world. Core competencies developed throughout the course include: the ability to develop and apply multivariable analyses based upon the themes of geography; active engagement with current events; and collaborative problem solving that evaluates the potential unintended consequences of interventions into local, regional, and global communities.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY
"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."
WHAT STUDENTS DO
Learning is an active process at One Schoolhouse. Students design, create and apply. And, they engage with classmates and connect with their teachers through discussions, video conferences, and projects. Specifically, in this class students will:
MEET A TEACHER FOR THIS COURSE
Examples of signature activities and projects for this course are:
B.A., Oglethorpe University
M.A., Ohio State University