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AP Human Geography Portal

jennday Posted by jennday in Get Involved With NatGeo! on Jan 23, 2013 12:03:08 PM

This week, we'd like to share with you our new AP Human Geography Portal. This collection of resources was designed to help AP Human Geography educators find teaching and learning resources, including classroom activities, videos, maps, background reading material, and more. The new portal organizes content from National Geographic Education by each of the major topics taught in the AP Human Geography course. The collection will grow overtime, as new content aligning to the course topics is published online.


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The Advanced Placement Human Geography (APHG) course introduces students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth’s surface. Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine human social organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice. It is an excellent course for preparing students to become geo-literate youth and adults.


On this page, selected resources from the National Geographic Education website are organized under topic headings used to teach the course. Resources include:


  • Instructional content for teachers
  • Career profiles
  • News articles
  • Encyclopedic entries for student reading
  • Teacher background reading
  • Multimedia, which includes maps, photos, and videos contextualized with rich information for use in the course


As an instructor, you may find the need to scale the content up or down for higher or lower level learning, depending on your students.


We hope you find this resource useful. Let us know if you have any thoughts or comments!



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