This is a college-level course covering a systematic study of the earth. The course covers seven different units including such topics as: how to think geographically and use maps, population issues, cultural patterns, political organization of space, agricultural and rural land use, industrialization and economic development, and cities and urban land use. The course will include text and supplementary reading, use and constructions of maps, population pyramids, and geographic surveys. Active reading with note taking and focused writing are components of the course. In addition to mastering the course content, each student should be prepared to pass the Advanced Placement Examination in May (optional to take it). Students scoring well enough on the exam may receive college credit at the university level. Much is expected of you in this course. There is large quantity of reading from both the textbook and other materials.
|Human Geography –AP||AMSCO||Rubenstein Chapters||Weeks||Key Issues||Dates||Tests|
|Unit 1||Thinking Geographically||Ch 1&2||Chapter 1||3||Intro||9/11/20|
|Exam Weighting: 8-10%||1,2||9/18/20|
|Unit 7||Excerpt on Development||Ch 17||Chapter 10||1,2||2-Oct|
|Unit 2||Population and Migration Patterns and Processes||Ch 3,4,5||Chapters 2 & 3||4||Ch. 2 : 1,2||9-Oct|
|Exam Weighting 12-17%||3,4||16-Oct|
|Possibly spend one less week on Unit 2||Ch. 3: 1,2||23-Oct|