AP Human Geography is the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth's surface. In this course, we will employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine human social organization and its environmental consequences. We will also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice. In other words, we study and apply the following question: How does where we live affect how we live and how does how we live affect where we live?
This is a college level course. It will be challenging, and you should expect to work harder than you ever have before. However, each and every one of you are capable of passing the class and the skills you gain can be applied throughout your academic career and engagement with the world.
Materials for the Year (must be purchased by Friday 8-26 at the latest)
2 three ring binders, 1½ to 2 inches (one for each semester)
400 sheets college ruled loose leaf paper
1 divider set with at least 12 tabs (or two with at least six tabs each)
Pens and Pencils to last a year - pencils make for easier edits on daily work, but tests require pens.
2-3 glue sticks
Colored pencils (10+ colors)
Highlighters (5+ colors)
300 sticky notes (various colors)
Required Daily Materials
Three ring binder
Loose leaf paper
**Many students find that a small pencil pouch makes it easy to keep these materials organized for each and every class.
If you have any additional questions about general class information, please refer to the syllabus or contact me using form on the homepage. Thank you very much!