The course consists of seven units including: Nature and Perspectives of Geography, Population, Cultural Patters and Processes, Political Organization of Space, Agricultural and Rural Land Use, Industrialization and Economic Development, and Cities and Urban Land Use. As students move through these units they develop such skills as:
- Use and think about maps and spatial data
- Understand and interpret the implications of associations among phenomena in places
- Recognize and interpret at different scales the relationships among patterns and processes
- Define regions and evaluate the regionalization process
- Characterize and analyze changing interconnections among places
A.P. Human Geography is a highly structured, very demanding course. Students are required to thoroughly read the college-level text and prepare text-based notes, which usually take an outline form, prior to attending the class on the assigned reading. One of the primary objectives of this course is to expose students to all areas of information covered on the A.P. Examination. This is accomplished through lecture, class discussion, labs, video clips, selected outside readings, guest lecturers, demonstrations and projects. These methods are discussed throughout the syllabus. A daily schedule of study is required to meet the expectations of this course and will typically require 1-2 hours of preparation per class meeting.
NOTE: THINGS TO UNDERSTAND – Come from many different resources and should be used throughout the year for study-guide/homework-purposes to assist students in a better understand of AP Human Geography objectives.