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Ap Human Geography

Advanced Placement Human Geography is designed to prepare students for the rigor of a college course by imposing similar demands that will strengthen students’ analytical and critical thinking skills. The purpose of this course is to learn and utilize geographic processes to systematically study patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth’s surface.  Students will utilize spatial concepts and landscape investigation to analyze human social organization and its environmental consequences. They also gain knowledge of the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice. Students’ evaluation and analysis of primary and secondary sources shape and develop writing and reading skills, Students’ interpretive analyses are presented in free-response essays, oral presentations, currents events and research assignments; all focusing on the fundamental concepts of geography.

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