Do Now: Tuesday 8/31 • Pick up 2 scraps of paper and answer the following questions: • On one scrap list 3 characteristics of teachers or classes that you have taken where you learned the most. • On the other list 3 characteristics of teachers or classes that you have taken where you learned the least. • Be prepared to share.
Welcome to Martin’s AP Human Geography • 2010-2011 • Western High School
Objective: Tuesday 8/31 • We will identify the definition of Human Geography • We will set personal and class goals • We will discuss course policies and procedures
Geography X 2 • Geography comes in 2 flavors: physical and human • Physical - the study of the earth itself. Its makeup, movement, and features. • Human - the study of the location of people and their activities on the Earth. • Where and why are humans where they are? • How do people differ in different parts of the world? • What is the relationship between ideas and behavior between these diverse people
AP Human Geography • Affectionately known as “AP HUG” • Rigorous, fast-paced, in-depth high school course equivalent to a one semester introductory college course in Human Geography.
AP Human Geography Exam • On May 13th 2011, you will take a 2 part, 2 hour exam that includes all content matter from this course • Your results will be put up against students from all over the country • You will receive a 1-5 (3 is passing, 5 is the best)
AP Human Geography Exam • AP Human Geography Exam Format • Section 1 • 60 minutes • 75 Select Response Questions (SRQ) • Section 2 • 75 minutes • 3 Free Response Questions (FRQ)
AP Human Geography 2009-2010 Course Goal 3 or above on the AP HUG!!
3 or above on the AP hug!!! • Will you accept this challenge? • What will it take from each of us to meet this goal?
Expectations: • Follow current events on global issues that interest you • Stay up to date on all reading and vocabulary assignments • Independent note-taking from text and from lectures • Well designed projects and presentations
Assessments • Quizzes and Tests to mimic the AP HUG Exam • Weekly content quizzes: vocab, reading mastery, skill mastery, self-reflection • Reading quizzes • Regional Map Tests • Unit Tests (Multiple Choice & Free Response Questions) • Projects • Class Participation
Homework • You will have homework every night in the form of: • reading from your text • additional materials • studying vocabulary terms • creating a webpages • write an essay response
Your expectations for me: • In order for us to meet this goal, take 2 minutes to list your expectations for me as your teacher. • Be prepared to share.
What I am prepared to do: • Rigorous, relevant class sessions • Hold students accountable for coursework and homework • Extra support and time whenever wherever needed • Study groups after school at least once before each test (with snacks)
Course Objectives This is a current events course. We will take the concepts and ideas that we learn from Human Geography from the book, and apply them to what we see in the real world. We will be discussing and analyzing current events on a daily basis. We will be discussing controversial and highly debated topics regarding gentrification, racial issues, poverty, discrimination, inequality in the world, the politics of everything, and the power of money.
Friday Current Events • Every Friday, you will submit a current events article. Along with the article you will submit a 2 paragraph summary. • The 1st paragraph will summarize the article. • The 2nd paragraph will summarize how this article applies to our current study of AP Human Geography.
Class Activities • Content Lectures • Group Discussions • Simluations and Debates • Map making & analysis • Projects • Quizzes and other Practice
To Succeed in this Course: • A focused academic work ethic in and out of class • Strong reading and writing skills • Strong organizational skills • Awareness of and interest in global issues and events • An ability to work well both independently and with others
Course Policies & Procedures • Coming in the front door • Late policy • Behavior policy • Restroom policy • Cell phone policy
Course Policies & Procedures • Absent policy • Late work policy • Grading policy • Testing policies
Do Now: Tuesday 8/31 • In your notes, respond to the following questions: • What does Griztner define as “geographic illiteracy”? • What is the world like to those that are “geographically illiterate?” • Do you agree or disagree with this premise?
Exit Ticket • Identify one best practice that you are going to consistently demonstrate this year in order to score a 3 or above on the AP HUG.
Rules & Procedures • What is the difference between a rule and a procedure? • Rule - an accepted guideline or standard for behavior • Procedure - a specific action that is in accordance with a rule • Can you think of an example of a rule that we should have in our classroom? What about a procedure?
Rules & Procedures • What are the purpose of rules and procedures? • What are the impacts when students do not follow the rules and procedures? • What should take place when rules and procedures are not met?
Consequences • Verbal Warning • Move seat • Teacher/Student Conference • Parent/Teacher Conference • Referral to Administration
Rule #1 Be Respectful • Take a minute and respond what you think this rule should mean in our classroom. • Leave room to add more comments based on your classmates responses.
Rule #1 Be Respectful • Wait for your turn to talk • Do not talk while the teacher is talking • No negative remarks towards fellow students • No writing on desks
Consequences • What should happen if students are disrespectful to the teacher or their fellow students? • verbal warning, move your seat, detention, moved to other classes, referral to SIT team
Rule #2 Be On Time • What does it mean to be on time?
Rule #2 Procedure • If you are late, quietly move to the back of the room and sign the late sign-in. • Take your seat. • Do not distract your students to get caught up, you can do that after class.
Rule #2 Consequences • If you arrive late without a valid pass, you will receive a detention.
Rule #3 Be Attentive • What do you think it means to be engaged and attentive? • Why is it important to listen in class?
Rule #4 Keep Distractions to Minimum • You should avoid distracting your classmates in any way. • If you have a question that you want to ask your classmate about something in class, you can make a sign to me to let me know. • Otherwise, I expect you to be attentive and cooperative.
Rule #4 Procedures • Bathroom - You do not have to ask to use the restroom. Quietly get up, sign out, take the pass, and quickly use the restroom. • One at a time. • Do not bring back water in cups. • No arguing or running for the bathroom pass. If you do this, neither student will be allowed to go. • If you abuse this, the privilege will be revoked.
Rule #4 Procedure • If you need a tissue, quietly get up and take a few so that you won’t need to get up again. • No food or drink • No cell phones (sight or sound) • No bags sweaters in lap
Exit Pass • Using your notes, answer the following questions: • What is the difference between physical and human geography? • What is our class goal? • Name 2-3 things that you are willing to do to help our class meet this goal?