Welcome to the wonderful world of AP Human Geography. You will get out of this class what you put into it. Human Geography is the study of where people are, why they migrate, and why they interact the way that they do. We will look at culture (religion, language, etc), agriculture, population issues, development, and much more. Click below to download the syllabus and other important course information.
Syllabus and pacing guide aphg-syllabus-pacing-2017
Lancee Class Policies aphg-class-expectations
READING/NOTE TAKING LOG Click on the Reading Log link below to pull up the blank template for each Key Issue. As you read take notes… remember to find the balance between too many notes and not enough as discussed in class. In other words, don’t rewrite the chapter, but be sure to get the important information that you need. If you need more room to write adjust the template to fit your needs. aphg-reading-log
ADOPTED COUNTRY INFORMATION AT BOTTOM OF PAGE!!!!
REVIEWS AND STUDY “HELP” FOR UNIT TESTS:
Studyblue: (this one you have to join, but it’s free and then you can search the site) http://www.studyblue.com/
Advice for you, the APHG student:
- Welcome to college! This is a college level course and you will potentially be getting college credit for your work (think 3’s, 4’s and 5’s). This means that you are accountable for much of your own learning.
- Read your text. Read your text. Read your text.
- Take notes as you read. Take notes as you read. Take notes as you read.
- When you come to class I will be working on the assumption that you have done your reading and have a good base of knowledge that we will then expand upon and explore further. Simply put, if you do not read, you will be lost.
- Keep up with the Essential Questions. It does not do you ANY good to do these when we have moved beyond the unit.
- Practice your writing skills as often as you can. Use formal writing and examples whenever you can.
- Visit the AP Central Human Geography website.
- Get the Barron’s APHG guide book.
- WATCH THE WORLD NEWS WHENEVER YOU CAN.
- Read to learn, not to “get it overwith”. If you just read to get it overwith, you are wasting your time.
APHG Textbook Links
KUBY BOOK: Human Geography in Action: http://bcs.wiley.com/he-bcs/Books?action=index&bcsId=3206&itemId=0471701211
Rubenstein (text) book: The Cultural Landscape (8th edition): http://wps.prenhall.com/esm_rubenstein_humangeo_8/
ADOPTED COUNTRY INFORMATION
- Be sure to use some of the websites I have listed under Great Websites. The United Nations sites may be particularly helpful. You may also want to see the links I have under the Model UN Page too. The last link below has even more that you can use.
- Useful web sites 2014
Adopted Country Guidelines (handouts you received in class):
DUE DATE FOR ADC PROJECT IS WEDNESDAY MAY 11, 2016.
- DIRECTIONS AND CHECKLIST: ACP Project INSTRUCTIONS
- FIVE THEMES OF GEO ORGANIZER FIVE THEMES GRAPHIC ORGANIZER
- Remember: this is a semester long project and is a large portion of your grade. For each unit that we do you should be also working on your project… do not save it until the last month of school.
- If you would like to see an example of a project done well… just ask!
- EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY: You can make a dish from your country for extra credit. If you chose to take me up on the offer, here are thE guidelines:
- You must bring the reciepe for your dish. If you do not have the reciepe, you will not get the points. This is important because we may have students with allergies and we need to know what is in your dish.
- You need to also bring anything and everything needed to consume your dish… napkins, plates, forks, etc. I will not have any supplies.
- Be prepared to tell us about your dish too.
- If your dish needs refrigeration, bring it to me before school.