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AP Human Geography | Unit 4: Political Patterns & Processes

Erin Lavonne Bennett
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Learn and review all the key models, concepts, and vocabulary for the topic of Political Patterns & Processes in AP Human Geography. (12-17% of official AP exam score).

Class experience

US Grade 9 - 11
Follows College Board Advanced Placement Curriculum
Aligned with Advanced Placement (AP) Standards
3 lessons//3 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Political Geography Part 1
Understand the principles of self-governance and the legal and political autonomy that define state sovereignty.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Political Geography Part 2
Analyze the forces that shape nations and their relationships.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Political Geography Part 3
An insightful exploration of the geopolitical landscape.
College Board official training and certification to teach AP Human Geography, 2015
Currently hold a professional NC teaching license for secondary social studies
Taught public high school AP Human Geography 2015-2018
Each year, my rate of passing scores was higher than the national average
ME in Educational Technology
BA in History
BA in Psychology 
Homework Offered
The course consists of weekly modules that include instructional videos, interactive vocabulary flashcards, multimedia presentations, reading assignments, Cornell notes, and weekly assessments consisting of AP-style multiple choice and FRQ questions.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Weekly quizzes and a final exam.
Grades Offered
The final grade for the class is 80% the weekly quiz average and 20% the final exam. They will get a certificate of completion with a letter grade at the very end of the course.
Optional Resources: 

If possible, I recommend obtaining a copy of textbook The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography, by James M. Rubenstein. I will be supplying scanned copies of select reading excerpts for the weekly readings, so if you are comfortable using those, you can do without the textbook. It is quite pricey. 

Another resource I highly recommend, especially as a study review tool as the exam approaches, is the iScore5 App. It works well on mobile devices, and the creators are the same people who wrote the first wave of official APHG exams. It costs $4.99. Learn more at https://iscore5.com/ap-human-geography/
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
AP Human Geography introduces high school students to college-level introductory human geography or cultural geography. The content is presented thematically rather than regionally and is organized around the discipline’s main subfields: economic geography, cultural geography, political geography, and urban geography. Culture is firmly embedded into each chapter of the class. Students will learn why people move from place to place, analyze different religions that are practiced throughout the world, discover how food is made and consumed throughout the planet, and explore how, why, and where homes are constructed on our diverse planet. The approach is spatial and problem-oriented. Case studies are drawn from all world regions, with an emphasis on understanding the world in which we live today. This will better prepare students to become productive citizens in a growing and complex society. Historical information serves to enrich the analysis of the impacts of phenomena such as globalization, colonialism, and human–environment relationships on places, regions, cultural landscapes, and patterns of interaction.

The class will utilize the following third-party resources:
- Instructional resources will be created and organized with Canva and Articulate 360 
https://www.canva.com/   https://rise.articulate.com/
The Cultural Landscape An Introduction to Human Geography 12th edition, James M. Rubenstein

AMSCO AP® Human Geography, 2nd Edition, David Palmer
Summer Institute AP Human Geography training by the College Board, 2015 

AP Central AP Human Geography Course Description, at https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-human-geography
Why Geography Matters: More Than Ever, Harm de Blij
21st Century Power of Place Video Series, Annenberg Learner
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Average rating:4.3Number of reviews:(3)
Experienced public high school teacher and online course creator | ME in Education Technology | Microcredential in Inclusive Teaching for Equitable Learning | BA in Psychology | BA in History 
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3 pre-recorded lessons
3 weeks of teacher support
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1 year of access to the content

Ages: 14-17

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