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AP Human Geography
Syllabus
  1. Unit I Geography: Its Nature and Perspectives
    1. Unit 1 Course Description
      1. Geography as a field of inquiry
      2. Major geographical concepts underlying the geographical perspective: location, space, place, scale, pattern, nature and society, regionalization, globalization, and gender issues
      3. Key geographical skills
        1. How to use and think about maps and geospatial data
        2. How to understand and interpret the implications of associations among phenomena in places
        3. How to recognize and interpret at different scales the relationships among patterns and processes
        4. How to define regions and evaluate the regionalization process
        5. How to characterize and analyze changing interconnections among places
      4. Use of geospatial technologies, such as GIS, remote sensing, global positioning systems (GPS), and online maps
      5. Sources of geographical information and ideas: the field, census data, online data, aerial photography, and satellite imagery
      6. Identification of major world regions
    2. Fouberg, Murphy, & de Blij
      1. Chapter 1: Introduction to Human Geography
      2. Goode's World Atlas
    3. Supplemental Material/Activities
      1. Terms
      2. Chapter 1.1 Worksheet
      3. Chapter 1.2 Worksheet
      4. Geographers Speed Dating Style
      5. Models Worksheet
      6. Defining Geography: What is Where, Why There, and Why Care?
      7. The 5 Themes of Geography
      8. 5 Themes of Geography Worksheet
      9. Pattison's 4 Traditions
      10. Pattison's 4 Traditions Worksheet
      11. A New Look at the Four Traditions of Geography
      12. Concept Wall Gallery
      13. The Geographical Mind
    4. Media & Projects
      1. Power of Place #1
      2. Human Geography in Action: Ch 1 True Maps/False Maps
    5. Quizzes/Tests
      1. Chapter 1.1 Quiz
      2. Chapter 1.2 Quiz
      3. Note Cards
      4. Unit I Terms Test
      5. Unit I Exam
  2. Unit II: Population & Migration
    1. Unit 2 Course Description
      1. Geographical analysis of population
        1. Density, distribution, and scale
        2. Implications of various densities and distributions
        3. Composition: age, sex, income, education, and ethnicity
        4. Patterns of fertility, mortality, and health
      2. Population growth and decline over time and space
        1. Historical trends and projections for the future
        2. Theories of population growth and decline, including the Demographic Transition Model
        3. Regional variations of demographic transition
        4. Effects of national population policies: promoting population growth in some countries or reducing fertility rates in others
        5. Environmental impacts of population change on water use, food supplies, biodiversity, the atmosphere, and climate
        6. Population and natural hazards: impacts on policy, economy, and society
      3. Migration
        1. Types of migration: transnational, internal, chain, step, seasonal agriculture (e.g., transhumance), and rural to urban
        2. Major historical migrations
        3. Push and pull factors, and migration in relation to employment and quality of life
        4. Refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons
        5. Consequences of migration: socioeconomic, cultural, environmental, and political; immigration policies; remittances
    2. Fouberg, Murphy, & de Blij
      1. Chapter 2: Population
      2. Chapter 3: Migration
    3. Supplemental Material/Activities
      1. Terms
      2. Chapter 2.1 Worksheet
      3. Chapter 2.2 Worksheet
      4. Chapter 3.1 Worksheet
      5. Chapter 3.2 Worksheet
      6. Immigrant Interview
      7. Demographic Transition Model
      8. Demographic Transition Model Article
      9. Population Policy Activity
      10. Population Pyramid Analysis
      11. Pick-a-Ping/Pick-a-Ped
      12. PRB Unmet Need Infographic
      13. Population Growth & Doubling
      14. Study Questions for Unit II Test
    4. Media & Projects
      1. Power of Place #2.2
      2. Power of Place #21
      3. The World in Balance
      4. HGIA: Ch 5 - The Hidden Momentum of Population Growth
      5. HGIA: Ch 4 - Newton's First Law of Migration (Gravity Model)
      6. HGIA: Ch 3 - Tracking AIDS Epidemic in the US; Diffusion Through Space and Time
    5. Quizzes/Tests
      1. Quiz Chapter 2.1
      2. Quiz Chapter 2.2
      3. Quiz Chapter 3.1
      4. Quiz Chapter 3.2
      5. Note Cards
      6. Unit II Terms Test
      7. Unit II Exam
      8. Unit II FRQ
  3. Unit III: Cultural Patterns and Processes
    1. Unit 3 Course Description
      1. Concepts of culture
        1. Culture traits
        2. Diffusion patterns
        3. Acculturation, assimilation, and multiculturalism
        4. Cultural region, vernacular regions, and culture hearths
        5. Globalization and the effects of technology on cultures
      2. Cultural differences and regional patterns
        1. Language and communications
        2. Religion and sacred space
        3. Ethnicity and nationalism
        4. Cultural differences in attitudes toward gender
        5. Popular and folk culture
        6. Cultural conflicts, and law and policy to protect culture
      3. Cultural landscapes and cultural identity
        1. Symbolic landscapes and sense of place
        2. The formation of identity and place making
        3. Differences in cultural attitudes and practices toward the environment
        4. Indigenous peoples
    2. Fouberg, Murphy, & de Blij
      1. Chapter 4: Local Culture, Popular Culture and Cultural Landscapes
      2. Chapter 5: Identity: Race, Ethnicity, Gender, & Sexuality
      3. Chapter 6: Language
      4. Chapter 7: Religion
    3. Supplemental Material/Activities
      1. Terms
      2. Chapter 4 Worksheet
      3. Chapter 5 Worksheet
      4. Chapter 6.1 Worksheet
      5. Chapter 6.2 Worksheet
      6. Chapter 7.1 Worksheet
      7. Chapter 7.2 Worksheet
      8. World Religions
      9. Religion Project.
      10. Ethnic Conflict Project
      11. Equal Rights for Women?
      12. Study Questions for Unit III Test
    4. Media & Projects
      1. Power of Place #24.1
      2. Power of Place #25
      3. Power of Place #17
      4. Merchants of Cool
      5. HGIA: Ch 2 - Layers of Tradition: Culture Regions at Different Scales
      6. HGIA: Ch 12 - Do Orange and Green Clash? Residential Segregation in Northern Ireland
    5. Quizzes/Tests
      1. Quiz Chapter 4
      2. Quiz Chapter 5
      3. Quiz Chapter 6.1
      4. Quiz Chapter 6.2
      5. Quiz Chapter 7.1
      6. Quiz Chapter 7.2
      7. Note Cards
      8. Unit III Terms Test
      9. Unit III Exam
      10. Unit III FRQ
  4. Unit IV: Political Organization of Space
    1. Unit 4 Course Description
      1. Territorial dimensions of politics
        1. The concepts of political power and territoriality
        2. The nature, meaning, and function of boundaries
        3. Influences of boundaries on identity, interaction, and exchange
        4. Federal and unitary states, confederations, centralized government, and forms of governance
        5. Spatial relationships between political systems and patterns of ethnicity, economy, and gender
        6. Political ecology: impacts of law and policy on the environment and environmental justice
      2. Evolution of the contemporary political pattern
        1. The nation-state concept
        2. Colonialism and imperialism
        3. Democratization
        4. Fall of communism and legacy of the Cold War
        5. Patterns of local, regional, and metropolitan governance
      3. Changes and challenges to political-territorial arrangements
        1. Changing nature of sovereignty
        2. Fragmentation, unification, and cooperation
        3. Supranationalism and international alliances
        4. Devolution of countries: centripetal and centrifugal forces
        5. Electoral geography: redistricting and gerrymandering
        6. Armed conflicts, war, and terrorism
    2. Fouberg, Murphy, & de Blij
      1. Chapter 8: Political Geography
    3. Supplemental Material/Activities
      1. Terms
      2. Chapter 8.1 Worksheet
      3. Chapter 8.2 Worksheet
      4. Chapter 8.3 Worksheet
      5. Political Models
      6. 10 Most Unusual Borders
      7. Berlin Conference of 1884
      8. Gerrymandering
      9. Political Geography of the Oceans
      10. Shape of the State
      11. Can A Town Divided .. Stand?
      12. In Praise of Borders
      13. Invisible Millions Pay Price of Statelessness
      14. The European Union
      15. Stateless Groups Around the World
      16. Study Questions for Unit IV Test
    4. Media & Projects
      1. Power of Place #3
      2. Power of Place #4
      3. Power of Place #8
      4. HGIA: Ch 13 - Breaking Up is Hard to Do; Nations, States, and Nation-States
    5. Quizzes/Tests
      1. Quiz Chapter 8.1
      2. Quiz Chapter 8.2
      3. Quiz Chapter 8.3
      4. Note Cards
      5. Unit IV Terms Test
      6. Unit IV Exam
      7. Unit IV FRQ
  5. Unit V. Agriculture, Food Production, and Rural Land Use
    1. Unit 5 Course Description
      1. Development and diffusion of agriculture
        1. Neolithic Agricultural Revolution
        2. Second Agricultural Revolution
        3. Green Revolution
        4. Large-scale commercial agriculture and agribusiness
      2. Major agricultural production regions
        1. Agricultural systems associated with major bioclimatic zones
        2. Variations within major zones and effects of markets
        3. Interdependence among regions of food production and consumption
      3. Rural land use and settlement patterns
        1. Models of agricultural land use, including von Thünen's model
        2. Settlement patterns associated with major agriculture types: subsistence, cash cropping, plantation, mixed farming, monoculture, pastoralism, ranching, forestry, fishing and aquaculture
        3. Land use/land cover change: irrigation, desertification, deforestation, wetland destruction, conservation efforts to protect or restore natural land cover, and global impacts
        4. Roles of women in agricultural production and farming communities
      4. Issues in contemporary commercial agriculture
        1. Biotechnology, including genetically modified organisms (GMO)
        2. Spatial organization of industrial agriculture, including the transition in land use to large-scale commercial farming and factors affecting the location of processing facilities
        3. Environmental issues: soil degradation, overgrazing, river and aquiferdepletion, animal wastes, and extensive fertilizer and pesticide use
        4. Organic farming, crop rotation, value-added specialty foods, regional appellations, fair trade, and eat-local-food movements
        5. Global food distribution, malnutrition, and famine
    2. Fouberg, Murphy, & de Blij
      1. Chapter 11: Agriculture
    3. Supplemental Material/Activities
      1. Terms
      2. Chapter 11.1 Worksheet
      3. Chapter 11.2 Worksheet
      4. Chapter 13.1 Worksheet
      5. Chapter 13.2 Worksheet
      6. Green Revolution
      7. Green Revolution Expires?
      8. The Global Food Crisis
      9. Two Examples of Commodity
      10. China's Insatiable Appetitey
      11. Geography of Agriculture
      12. Slash and Burn Agriculture
      13. Confined Livestock Better for the Planet
      14. The Changing Scale of American Agriculture
      15. Koppen Climate Classification System
      16. Township & Range
    4. Media & Projects
      1. Power of Place #7.2
      2. Power of Place #16
      3. Power of Place #20
      4. Power of Place #23.2
      5. Power of Place #24.2
      6. HGIA: Ch 8 - Food for Thought: The Globalization of Agriculture
    5. Quizzes/Tests
      1. Quiz Chapter 11.1
      2. Quiz Chapter 11.2
      3. Quiz Chapter 13
      4. Note Cards
      5. Unit V Terms Test
      6. Unit V Exam
      7. Unit V FRQ
  6. VII: Cities and Urban Land Use
    1. Unit 7 Course Description
      1. Development and character of cities
        1. Origin of cities; site and situation characteristics
        2. Forces driving urbanization
        3. Borchert's epochs of urban transportation development
        4. World cities and megacities
        5. Suburbanization processes
      2. Models of urban hierarchies: reasons for the distribution and size of cities
        1. Gravity model
        2. Christaller's central place theory
        3. Rank-size rule
        4. Primate cities
      3. Models of internal city structure and urban development: strengths and limitations of models
        1. Burgess concentric zone model
        2. Hoyt sector model
        3. Harris and Ullman multiple nuclei model
        4. Galactic city model
        5. Models of cities in Latin America, North Africa and the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia, and South Asia
      4. Built environment and social space
        1. Types of residential buildings
        2. Transportation and utility infrastructure
        3. Political organization of urban areas
        4. Urban planning and design (e.g., gated communities, New Urbanism, and smart-growth policies)
        5. Census data on urban ethnicity, gender, migration, and socioeconomic status
        6. Characteristics and types of edge cities: boomburgs, greenfields, uptowns
      5. Contemporary urban issues
        1. Housing and insurance discrimination, and access to food stores
        2. Changing demographic, employment, and social structures
        3. Uneven development, zones of abandonment, disamenity, and gentrification
        4. Suburban sprawl and urban sustainability problems: land and energy use, cost of expanding public education services, home financing and debt crises
        5. Urban environmental issues: transportation, sanitation, air and water quality, remediation of brownfields, and farmland protection
    2. Fouberg, Murphy, & de Blij
      1. Chapter 9: Urban Geography
    3. Supplemental Material/Activities
      1. Terms
      2. Chapter 9.1 Worksheet
      3. Chapter 9.2 Worksheet
      4. Chapter 9.3 Worksheet
      5. Urban Migration Drives Surge in World
      6. Cities of the World
      7. 3 Urban Models
      8. Burgess Concentric Zone
      9. Sector and Nuclei Models
      10. Central Place Theory
      11. Land Rent Theory
      12. Urban Morphology
      13. Edge City
      14. Gravity Model
      15. Primate Cities
      16. Urban Heat Island
    4. Media & Projects
      1. Power of Place #5
      2. Power of Place #9
      3. Power of Place #23
      4. Power of Place #24
      5. HGIA: Ch 10 - Reading the Urban Landscape: Census Data and Field Observation
    5. Quizzes/Tests
      1. Quiz Chapter 9.1
      2. Quiz Chapter 9.2
      3. Quiz Chapter 9.3
      4. Note cards
      5. Unit VII Terms Test
      6. Unit VII Exam
      7. Unit VI FRQ
  7. Unit VI: Industrialization and Economic Development
    1. Unit 6 Course Description
      1. Growth and diffusion of industrialization
        1. The changing roles of energy and technology
        2. Industrial Revolution
        3. Models of economic development: Rostow's Stages of Economic Growth and Wallerstein's World Systems Theory
        4. Geographic critiques of models of industrial location: bid rent, Weber’s comparative costs of transportation and industrial location in relation to resources, location of retailing and service industries, and local economic development within competitive global systems of corporations and finance
      2. Social and economic measures of development
        1. Gross domestic product and GDP per capita
        2. Human Development Index
        3. Gender Inequality Index
        4. Income disparity and the Gini coefficient
        5. Changes in fertility and mortality
        6. Access to health care, education, utilities, and sanitation
      3. Contemporary patterns and impacts of industrialization and development
        1. Spatial organization of the world economy
        2. Variations in levels of development (uneven development)
        3. Deindustrialization, economic restructuring, and the rise of service and high technology economies
        4. Globalization, manufacturing in newly industrialized countries (NICs), and the international division of labor
        5. Natural resource depletion, pollution, and climate change
        6. Sustainable development
        7. Government development initiatives: local, regional, and national policies
        8. Women in development and gender equity in the workforce
    2. Fouberg, Murphy, & de Blij
      1. Chapter 10: Development
      2. Chapter 12: Industry & Service
      3. Chapter 14: Human Environment
    3. Supplemental Material/Activities
      1. Terms
      2. Chapter 10.1 Worksheet
      3. Chapter 10.2 Worksheet
      4. Chapter 12.1 Worksheet
      5. Chapter 12.2 Worksheet
      6. Chapter 14 Worksheet
      7. Weber's Theory of Industrial Location
      8. Rostow's Theory of Industrial Development
      9. Wallerstein's Model
      10. Geography in the News: America's Aging Population Grows
      11. Geography in the News: Cargo Container Shipments Venerable
      12. Accents of Africa: A New Outsourcing Frontier
      13. Potholes in the Global Road
      14. MNC Rwanda Rd
      15. Move Over Oil - H2O
      16. Foreign Internets
      17. Room For WWW2
      18. Developed or Developing
      19. New Silk Road Built by China Connects Asia to Latin America
      20. Industrial & Economic Development Notes
    4. Media & Projects
      1. Power of Place #5-1
      2. Power of Place #10
      3. Power of Place #11-2
      4. Power of Place #14
      5. Power of Place #15.1
      6. Power of Place #22-2
      7. Power of Place #26-2
      8. HGIA: Ch 6 - Help Wanted: The Changing Geography of Jobs
      9. HGIA: Ch 7 - Rags to Riches: The Dimensions of Development
    5. Quizzes/Tests
      1. Quiz Chapter 10.1
      2. Quiz Chapter 10.2
      3. Quiz Chapter 12.1
      4. Quiz Chapter 12.2
      5. Quiz Chapter 14
      6. Note cards
      7. Unit VI Terms Test
      8. Unit VI Exam
      9. Unit VI FRQ
  8. Review and Exam Prep
    1. Lecture Notes
      1. Unit I: Geography: Its Nature and Perspectives
      2. Unit II: Population
      3. Unit III(a): Cultural Patterns and Processes - Language
      4. Unit III(b): Cultural Patterns and Processes - Religion
      5. Unit III(c): Cultural Patterns and Processes - Folk & Popular Culture
      6. Unit III(d): Cultural Patterns and Processes - Ethnic Geography
      7. Unit IV: Political Organization of Space
      8. Unit V: Agriculture & Rural Land Use
      9. Unit VI: Industrialization & Economic Development
      10. Unit VII: Cities and Urban Land Use
    2. Discussion Questions
      1. Unit I: Geography: Its Nature and Perspectives
      2. Unit II: Population
      3. Unit III: Cultural Patterns and Processes
      4. Unit IV: Political Organization of Space
      5. Unit V: Agriculture & Rural Land Use
      6. Unit VI: Industrialization & Economic Development
      7. Unit VII: Cities and Urban Land Use
    3. Practice Exams
      1. AP Human Geography Practice Tests
      2. McGraw Hill Practice Tests
      3. Feldman Quiz Site
      4. Rubenstein Student Center

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