Ap human geography
Download
1 / 21

AP Human Geography: - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 629 Views
  • Updated On :

AP Human Geography :. David Joiner St. Andrew’s College [email protected] Writing and Reading . St. Andrew’s College, 2009-10. Travelogue. Writing and Reading. Why write the AP Human Geography exam? Unit Review Exam Format Exam Reading Sample Questions Practice Exam.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'AP Human Geography:' - Mia_John


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
Ap human geography l.jpg

AP Human Geography:

David Joiner

St. Andrew’s College

[email protected]

Writing and Reading

St. Andrew’s College, 2009-10



Writing and reading l.jpg
Writing and Reading

  • Why write the AP Human Geography exam?

  • Unit Review

  • Exam Format

  • Exam Reading

  • Sample Questions

  • Practice Exam


Quotes from students l.jpg
Quotes from Students

  • “I’m ‘aceing’ my first-year Geography course, sir. We’re using the same text that we used in your class last year. Thanks a lot!”

  • “My university gave me a first-year credit because of my good standing on the AP exam. I now have more time to concentrate on my other courses.”

  • “Even though my school doesn’t accept AP standings, I was much less nervous during my first university exam.”


Ap human geography course l.jpg
AP Human Geography Course

  • Nature and Perspectives

  • Population

  • Cultural Patterns and Processes

  • Political Organization of Space

  • Agricultural and Rural Land Use

  • Industrialization and Economic Development

  • Cities and Urban Land Use


Ap human geography exam l.jpg
AP Human Geography Exam

  • 2.25 hrs; multiple choice and free response

  • 39 878 Human Geography exams in 2008(+37% from 2007; +38% 2006 to 2007)

  • Credit accepted at SFU, Victoria, Calgary, Saskatchewan, Brandon, York, Carleton, Guelph, Toronto (Scar.), Brock, Ottawa, Queen’s, McMaster, Waterloo, Nipissing, Wilfred Laurier, Laurentian, McGill, Concordia, Bishop’s, St. Mary’s, Memorial


Recent canadian exam statistics l.jpg
Recent Canadian Exam Statistics

  • AP in Canada

    • 20 273 exams in 2008 (19 258 in 2007)

    • 282 Human Geography exams in 2008

  • AP in Ontario

    • 137 Human Geography exams in 2008

  • 2010 exam Friday am, May 14


Reading ap human geography l.jpg
Reading AP Human Geography

  • June 2001

    • 17 readers

  • June 2009

    • Approx. 200 readers in Lincoln, Nebraska


Reading ap human geography9 l.jpg
Reading AP Human Geography

  • Concurrent with AP Chemistry and AP German

  • Extra Activities

  • Great Food


Pass another pile l.jpg
Pass Another Pile

  • Follow the rubric!

  • Consistency checks

  • Readers, Table Leaders and Question Leaders

  • Sample Responses

  • Suggestions for Students


Suggestions for students l.jpg
Suggestions for Students

  • Read the question

  • Read the question again, looking for

    • Stimulus material (graphs, maps, charts, diagrams)

    • Key words

  • Follow question structure when answering

    • Blank line between sections

  • Each question on a new page

  • Write legibly

  • Use key terms

  • Explain ideas and/or process


Multiple choice questions l.jpg
Multiple-Choice Questions

  • As an academic discipline, geography is principally concerned with the

    • nature and meaning of place names.

    • impact of the environment on human understandings and activities.

    • evolving character and spatial organization of Earth’s surface.

    • absolute location of places, peoples, and processes on Earth’s surface.

    • construction of maps that depict places, peoples, and processes as accurately as possible.(see course description booklet for more)



1 von th nen s agricultural model l.jpg
1. Von Thünen’s Agricultural Model

The drawings above reflect agricultural activities in the hinterland of a large urban area.

Apply the underlying principles of von Thünen’s agricultural land-use model to predict the locations of the activities shown in X and Y relative to a large urban area.


1 von th nen s agricultural model15 l.jpg
1. Von Thünen’s Agricultural Model

The drawings above reflect agricultural activities in the hinterland of a large urban area.

Choose either activity X or activity Y and apply the underlying principles of von Thünen’s agricultural land-use model to explain the location of that activity.


1 von th nen s agricultural model16 l.jpg
1. Von Thünen’s Agricultural Model

The drawings above reflect agricultural activities in the hinterland of a large urban area.

Discuss two factors that explain why agricultural land-use patterns today differ from those developed by von Thünen’s model in 1826.


Practice exam l.jpg
Practice Exam

  • Available to audited instructors


1 nature and perspectives l.jpg
1. Nature and Perspectives

  • Dorling Cartograms of 2008 Summer Olympicshttp://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/08/04/sports/olympics/20080804_MEDALCOUNT_MAP.html


Slide19 l.jpg



ad