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UNIT I

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Links

AP Central
World Maps
United Nations
Country Watch
National Geographic
Population -
Reference Bureau
Smithsonian Institute
Worldwatch Institute
World Health Organization
CIA World Factbook
US Census Bureau
US State -
Department
Federal Agency - Statistics
US Geological Survey
Association of - American Geographers
World Trends
The World Game
Earthlights

Language Laws

Travel Language

 

I. Nature and Perspectives

5-10% of the AP Exam

 

A. Geography as a field of inquiry

B. Evolution of key geographical concepts and models associated

with notable geographers

C. Key concepts underlying the geographical perspective: location,

space, place, scale, pattern, regionalization, and globalization

D. Key geographical skills

1. How to use and think about maps and spatial data

2. How to understand and interpret the implications of

associations among phenomena in places

3. How to recognize and interpret at different scales the

relationships among patterns and processes

4. How to define regions and evaluate the regionalization

process

5. How to characterize and analyze changing interconnections

among places

E. New geographic technologies, such as GIS, remote sensing, and GPS

F. Sources of geographical ideas and data: the field, census data, and satellite imagery

 

Chapter 1
Introduction to Human Geography

Resource A
Maps

 

William Pattison's Four Traditions

The Five Themes of Geography


Key Geographical Skills


Traditions & Themes Handout


Chapter 1 Handout


Chapter 1 Review



All About Maps Video Playlist

"Ferris Bueller's Day Off"


Guns N' Roses World Tour

 

#1: One Earth, Many Scales


#2: Boundaries and Borderlands

#23(2): A Second Chance for Amazonia? (12:10)

UNIT II

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II. Population

13-17% of the AP Exam

A. Geographical analysis of population

1. Density, distribution, and scale

2. Implications of various densities and distributions

3. Patterns of composition: age, sex, race, and ethnicity

4. Population and natural hazards: past, present, and future

 

B. Population growth and decline over time and space

1. Historical trends and projections for the future

2. Theories of population growth, including the

Demographic Transition Model

3. Patterns of fertility, mortality, and health

4. Regional variations of demographic transitions

5. Effects of population policies

 

C. Population movement

1. Migration selectivity

2. Major voluntary and involuntary migrations at different scales

3. Theories of migration, including push and pull factors,

human capital, and life course

4. International migration and refugees

5. Socioeconomic consequences of migration

 

 

Chapter 2
Population

Chapter 3
Migration

 

Current State of the World's Population

Population Growth - Doubling Time


Population Pyramids


The Demographic Transition


Chapter 2 Handout


Chapter 3 Handout


Chapter 2 Review


Chapter 3 Review


Population Geography Review


Article 34 Questions

 

Human Geography in Action:  The Hidden Momentum of Population Growth (India)

 

HGIA: Newton's First Law of Migration (The Gravity Model)

 

 

 

#16(1): Delhi: Bursting at the Seams

#18(1): Egypt: Gift of the Nile

#21(1): Mexico: Move to Migrate

#21(2): Guatemala: Population and Conquest (15:13)

#25(1): Vancouver: Hong Kong East

UNIT IV

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IV. Cultural Patterns and Processes

13-17% of the AP Exam

A.  Concepts of culture

1. Traits
2. Diffusion
3. Acculturation
4. Cultural regions
B.  Cultural differences
1. Language
2. Religion
3. Ethnicity
4. Gender
5. Popular and folk culture
C.  Environmental impact of cultural attitudes and practices
D.  Cultural landscapes and cultural identity
1. Values and preferences

2. Symbolic landscapes and sense of place

 

Chapter 4
Local Culture, Popular Culture, and Cultural Landscapes

Chapter 5
Identity: Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality

Chapter 6
Language

Chapter 7
Religion

 

Language Handout

Religion Handout


Identity, Race & Ethnicity Handout

Chapter 6 Review

Chapter 7 Review

Language Review

Religion Review

Architectural Styles of World Religions


Review on Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Globalization


Animated Map of Religious Diffusion

 

International Court of Justice: The Dayton Accords

The Global Mosaic


Ethnicity and Race

The Gods Must Be Crazy

Witness/Kingpin

 

#8(1): Dagestan: Caususus Disconnect?

#11(1): Lanzhou: Confluence of Cultures

#14(2): Multicultural Malaysia (15:24)

#17(1): Jerusalem: Capital of Two States?

#17(2): Turkey: Fundamental Change (14:21)

#24(1): Boston: Ethnic Mosaic

#25(2): Montreal: An Island of French (13:52)

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III. Political Organization

13-17% of the AP Exam

A.  Territorial dimensions of politics

1. The concept of territoriality

2. The nature and meaning of boundaries

3. Influences of boundaries on identity, interaction, and exchange

B.  Evolution of the contemporary political pattern

1. The nation-state concept

2. Colonialism and imperialism

3. Federal and unitary states

C.  Challenges to inherited political-territorial arrangements

1. Changing nature of sovereignty

2. Fragmentation, unification, alliance

3. Spatial relationships between political patterns and patterns of ethnicity, economy, and environment

4. Electoral geography, including gerrymandering

 

Chapter 8
Political Geography

 

Chapter 8 Handout A

Chapter 8 Handout B

Rise of the Modern State

State Organization and National Power

Multinationalism

Devolution and the
New World Order

Review of the Political Organization of Space

 

Evolution 
of the Contemporary Political Pattern

Model Berlin Conference

Hotel Rwanda

The Nature of Political Boundaries

#3(1): Strasbourg: Symbol of A United Europe

#3(2): Slovakia: New Sovereignty (12:23)

#4(2): Poland: Diffusion of Democracy (12:45)

#8(2): Bratsk: The Legacy of Central Planning (15:25)

#19(1): South Africa: This Land is My Land

UNIT V

 

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V. Agriculture and Rural Land Use
 

13-17% of the AP Exam

A.  Development and diffusion of agriculture

1. Neolithic Agricultural Revolution

2. Second Agricultural Revolution

B.  Major agricultural production regions

1. Agricultural systems associated with major bio-climatic zones

2. Variations within major zones and effects of markets

3. Linkages and flows among regions of food production and consumption

C.  Rural land use and settlement patterns

1. Models of land use, including von Thünen's model

2. Settlement patterns associated with major agriculture types

D.  Modern commercial agriculture: the Third Agricultural Revolution

1. Green Revolution and the beginning of the biotechnologic revolution

2. Characteristics of the third revolution: blending of primary, secondary, and tertiary activities, intensification of mechanization, and development of biotechnology

3. Spatial organization of industrial agriculture

4. Diffusion of industrial agriculture

5. Future food supplies and environmental impacts of agriculture - hopes and fears

 

Chapter 11
Agriculture

 

Agricultural Origins and The Isolated State: Handout A

Landscapes of Rural Settlements: Handout B

Commercial Agriculture: Handout C

The Changing Geography of Agriculture: Handout D

The Green Revolution 
in India

An Indian Paradox

Two US 
Commodity Chains: Poultry & Pork

 

Livelihoods of Rural Peoples Review

Rural Settlement Forms Review

Commercial Agriculture Review

Global Disparities in Nutrition and Health Review

Review on Agriculture and Rural Land Use

 

House and 
Village Types

Commercial Agriculture

The Meatrix

 

#12(1): Northern Japan: Protecting the Harvest

#13(2): Vietnam: Fertile Dreams (14:33)

#20(1): Cote d'Ivoire: Cocoa and Change

#24(2): Chicago: Farming on the Edge (11:26)

#26(1): Oregon: A Fight for Water

 

 

UNIT VI

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VI. Urbanization

 

Urban Powerpoint


13-17% of the AP Exam

 

A.  Definitions of urbanism

B.  Origin and evolution of cities

1. Historical patterns of urbanization

2. Rural-urban migration and urban growth

3. Global cities and megacities

4. Models of urban systems

C.  Functional character of contemporary cities

1. Changing employment mix

2. Changing demographic and social structures

D.  Built environment and social space

1. Comparative models of internal city structure

2. Transportation and infrastructure

3. Political organization of urban areas

4. Urban planning and design

5. Patterns of race, ethnicity, gender, and class

6. Uneven development, ghettoization, and gentrification

7. Impacts of suburbanization and edge cities

 

Chapter 9
Urban Geography

Chapter 14
Globalization and the Geography of Networks

 

Cities and Structure: Handout A

Location and Models: Handout B

Global Urbanization: Handout C

Modern Urbanism: Handout D

Cities and Structure Review

Location and Models Review

Global Urbanization Review

Modern Urbanism
Review

Notes on Cities and Urbanization

 

Caesar III

 

#4(1): Berlin: United We Stand

#5(2): Randstad: Preserving the Green Heart (14:51)

#12(2): Tokyo: Anatomy of a Mega-City (13:31)

#23(1): Sao Paolo: The Outer Ring


 

 

 

UNIT VII

 

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VII. Industrialization and Economic Geography

13-17% of the AP Exam

A.  Key concepts in industrialization and development

B.  Growth and diffusion of industrialization

1. The changing roles of energy and technology

2. Industrial Revolution

3. Evolution of economic cores and peripheries

4. Geographic critiques of models of economic localization (i.e., land rent, comparative costs of transportation), industrial location, economic development, and world systems

 

Chapter 12
Industry and Services

 

Industrial Location

Industrial Distribution

Changes in Industrial Production

Weber's Theory of Industrial Location

 

Industrial Location Review

Industrial Distribution Review

Notes on Industrialization and Economic Development

 

Mapping the Core-Periphery Model

 

#5(1): Liverpool: A Tale of Two Cities

#7(1): St. Petersburg: Russia's Window on the West

#9(1): Shanghai: Head of the Dragon

#9(2): Sijia: Small Town, Big Change (15:27)

#15(2): Australia: New Links to Asia (14:13)

#22(2): Chile: Pacific Rim Player (13:57)

#26(2): U.S. Midwest: Spatial Innovations (12:17)

UNIT VIII

 

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VIII. Development and Globalization

C.  Contemporary patterns and impacts of industrialization and development

1. Spatial organization of the world economy

2. Variations in levels of development

3. Deindustrialization and economic restructuring

4. Pollution, health, and quality of life

5. Industrialization, environmental change, and sustainability

6. Local development initiatives: government policies


 

Chapter 10
Development

Chapter 14
Globalization and the Geography of Networks

 

The Geographic Impact of Development

Medical Geography

Uneven Development Across the Globe

Globalization and Networks

Rostow's Theory of Industrial Development

Measures of Development

 

Concepts of Development Review

Deindustrialization and Globalization Review

 


 

#6(1): Andalucia: Developments in the Hinterlands

#10(1): Guandong: Globalization in the Pearl River Delta

#10(2): Taiwan: High-Tech Tiger (11:28)

#11(2): Shenyang: Hope for China's Rustbelt (13:08)

#14(1): Indonesia: Tourist Invasion

#15(1): Singapore: Gateway to Southeast Asia

#18(2): Oman: Looking Beyond Oil (12:34)

#20(2): Gabon: Sustainable Resources? (13:33)

UNIT IX

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IX. Environmental Geography

Selected Sections of the AP Exam

A. Social Space

1. Decisions and Conflict

2. Uneven Development

3. Quality of Life

4. Sustainability

 

B. Modern Ecological Change

1. Nutrition and Hunger

2. Environmental Devastation

 

Chapter 13
Human Environment

 

Planet & Humanity

Human Impacts on the Environment

Confronting Human Induced Environmental Change

 

Environmental Change Review

Planet and Humanity Review

Confronting Environmental Change Review

Notes on Environmental Geography

 

 

Mr. Snyder's Day Off

 

#6(2): Iceland: Edge of the Habitable World (14:05)

#7(2): Vologda: Russian Farming in Flux (12:24)

#13(1): Laos: Isolated Heart

#16(2): Dikhatpura: Help Through Irrigation (15:01)

#19(2): Kenya: Medical Geography (16:06)

#22(1): Ecuador: Orange Alert

AP Vocab and Definitions

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AP Geographers Page

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