AP Human Geography Unit 1-2

This is AP Human Geography, for Fall 2012 – Spring 2013

Most of the material on here is taken from Ms. Watson’s class syllabus
Books we will be using and reading:

Great websites to use all year long:
Power of Place Learning Series on Annenberg
You Tube videos by Harm De Blij traveling world
Wiley Student Site for De Blij Textbook
Geography Education on Scoop It – run by Seth Dixon with lots of current links and much more
Homepage of DDHS AP HG – excellent activities and more
GeoMapApp is an earth science exploration and visualization application that is continually being expanded as part of the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS) at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University.
National Geographic Magazine Education Beta

Unit I Geography: Its Nature and Perspectives

1. Geography as a field of inquiry.
2. Evolution of key geographical concepts and models associated with notable geographers.
3. Key concepts underlying the geographical perspective: location, space, place, scale, pattern, regionalization, and globalization.
4. Key geographical skills.
How to use and think about maps and spatial data.
How to understand and interpret the implications of associations among phenomena in places.
How to recognize and interpret at different scales the relationships among patterns and processes.
How to define regions and evaluate the regionalization process.
How to characterize and analyze changing interconnections among places.

5. Geographic technologies, such as GIS, remote sensing, and GPS.
6. Sources of geographical ideas and data: the field, census data, and satellite imagery.

Textbooks and Readings:
De Blij textbook – Chapter One, Introduction to Human Geography
Thomas Friedman – The World is Flat

Worksheets and Activities

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