Concise and accessible text structured and written to follow the current AP Course and Exam Description. Examine how human behavior transforms the earth's surface in response to changing social, cultural, and political needs in short, focused sections. The text covers all topic areas for the AP Human Geography course and examines current events and key theoretical areas such as environmental determinism and psychogeography.
Topical organization—68 topics aligned directly to the College Board framework.
Within each of the seven course units, the content, topics, big ideas, enduring understandings, learning objectives, and essential knowledge focus on developing the essential skills of geographers for AP® exam and college success.
Each topic includes
—an Essential Question.
—a narrative aligned to the course framework.
Each chapter includes
—Learning Objectives from the CED.
—seven multiple-choice questions.
—one free-response question.
Each unit includes
—an Enduring Understanding.
—an Applying Geographic Skills feature that provides students opportunities to use the skills they have learned while they review key content.
Special features include
—Think as a Geographer—topic activities develop methods and course skills (concepts and processes, spatial relationships, data analysis, source analysis, and scale analysis).
—Write as a Geographer—unit activities build writing skills for answering free-response questions needed for the AP® exam.
—Geographic Perspectives—unit activities develop enduring understandings of big ideas (patterns and spatial organization, impacts and interactions, and spatial processes and societal change).
A separate Teacher Resource includes an answer key; correlations to the CED; and reproducible activity pages that cover topics such as justice and race.
For over 20 years, David Palmer has taught social studies at Eaglecrest High School in the Cherry Creek, Colorado, School District and currently teaches world geography and AP® Human Geography. He is a Colorado Geographic Alliance teacher consultant, College Board® consultant, 2012 NCGE Distinguished Geography Teacher award winner and a table leader, reader, and test item creator for the AP® Human Geography Exam. David has taught and presented at numerous institutes and conferences and has traveled to India and Japan to develop case studies for the AAG’s Center for Global Geography Education.