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AP Human Geography
What you will learn in this course: The course is designed to study the historical and sociological, economical, and political forces, which shaped society. We will examine and discuss national and international policies, attitudes and their correlation to prevailing approaches of today’s global connectivity. The emphasis is on learning, discovering, and thinking critically. We will use scientific methods to explore any opposing views.

How you will learn in this course: Students will be expected to read extensively outside of class due to the rigor of an AP curriculum. The textbook readings will be supplemented with primary and secondary sources. Emphasis on writing critical responses to topics and discussions are intended to prepare the students for the AP exam to be taken in the spring. This AP course typically requires between 3 to 5 hours of homework and reading each week.

Why this course is important: The purpose of the AP Human Geography course is to introduce students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of the Earth’s surface. Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine human social organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice.

Look for notes and handouts under the CLASS FILES tab on the top of the screen.  To determine the correct unit/PowerPoint, please refer to the Reading Guide found on the Objectives & Syllabus tab.

To access online study materials for 12th Ed. Textbook:
1. go to:
2. type in the first six (6) letters of the code you received in class
3. click covered titles and then click Social Studies
4. choose our text from the drop down menu: Rubenstein, The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography 12e
5. click student registration
6. you will have to create a free account (unless you already have an account)
7. you can then put in the access code from class
8. you will need to agree to the licensing agreement
9. you will need to give additional information for your profile (there is no class ID yet, register without one at this time)
10. once you are logged in you should be able to access the eTextbook on your device