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AP Human Geography

AP Human Geography

High School

Social Studies

Course Description:

This course introduces students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth’s surface. Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine socioeconomic organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their research and applications. The curriculum reflects the goals of the National Geography Standards (2012).

Semester 1

Unit 1: Thinking Geographically
Unit 2: Population and Migration Patterns and Processes
Unit 3: Cultural Patterns and Processes
Unit 4: Political Patterns and Processes

Semester 2

Note: if the following section is blank the course is 1 semester long

Unit 5: Agriculture and Rural Land-Use Patterns and Processes
Unit 6: Cities and Urban Land-Use Patterns and Processes
Unit 7: Industrial and Economic Development Patterns and Processes

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