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Advanced Placement Human Geography

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Examine how human behavior transforms the earth's surface in response to changing social, cultural, and political needs. 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.

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Still available for the 2021 AP® Exam!

  • Provides a concise narrative, skills instruction and practice, and authentic practice designed to help students master the subject.
  • Plentiful graphs, charts, and data build on skills used by geographers with emphasis on spatial thinking.
  • Writing activities develop students’ abilities to construct effective answers to free-response questions.
  • Question types include paired-source questions and free-response questions with seven tasks, matching a change to the exam.
  • Each of the 20 chapters includes
    —an Essential Question
    —instruction tightly aligned to the AP® curriculum
    —a Geographic Perspectives feature that introduces students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of the earth’s surface
    —a Think as a Geographer feature that builds on the methods and skills used by geographers in science and practice—interpreting maps, understanding networks, recognizing scales of analysis, and defining regions
    —a full range of multiple-choice items (including source-based questions) and one free-response question, all modeled on the AP® Human Geography Exam
  • Teacher Resource includes correlations for each question to the College Board Curriculum Framework.

    The Teacher Resource is sold only to educators and shipped to school or district addresses only. A verified classroom set purchase of the student edition (print or digital) is required.

David Palmer

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.

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Product # T0848-G
ISBN-13 9781531153465
ISBN-10 1531153461
Author David Palmer
Grade Level 9-12
Publisher Perfection Learning
Series AP Social Studies