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 Syllabus 2013
READING/NOTE TAKING LOG APHG Reading Log Chapter Name
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/
ADOPTED COUNTRY INFORMATION AT BOTTOM OF PAGE!!!!
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 Blank Reading Log for Key Issues
Click on the Reading Log link below to pull up the blank templante 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 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/
*Note: this is the textbook for the last edition of your book, while the cover looks different the information is essentially the same*
ADOPTED COUNTRY INFORMATION
- Be sure to use some of the websites I have listed under Great Websites. The United Nations sites may be particluarly 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.
- Click on the link below to access the “Adopted Country Assignment” Sheet.
- Adopted Country Project 2013
- Guidelines 2013
- Useful websites: USE THESE!!! Useful web sites 2013
- Also: use Nettrekker!!! It’s more helpful than Google!!!! Go to the Media Center Website and click on Nettrekker. The username is “sprnettrekker” and the password is “cobbhome”. They give you demographic information for every country as well as other useful websites. USE IT
- 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!
ADOPTED COUNTRY SLIDE SHOW HOW TO:
You will present a 10 photograph slide show (using powerpoint or movie maker) to the class “showing” us your adopted country as if you have been there. Your slide show must contain ACTUAL photographs from the internet (no cartoons or clip art). Specifics are as follows:
- 10 slides/photographs… one that relates to each unit (including Globalizatiion and the last Chapter of the book “Resource Issues”. The Culture Unit needs two slides)
- The slides are visual, this means NO WORDS other than a short one sentence caption.
- You will only have 5 minutes to present… you really don’t need to say much, if anything… the photograph and the caption should speak for itself.
- 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 th 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.