“Geography helps us think more intelligently about ourselves, how to live and the futures that we may need to face. It succeeds in doing this because as a subject it holds things together, in place, across the physical and human domains. It helps us understand the significance of scale and connectedness.” – David Lambert
Students and teachers of human geography investigate the interaction between humans and their physical environment. As a social science, the study of human geography focuses on human behavior. Meanwhile, physical geography involves the quantitative study of environmental influences and changes.
This class will offer long-term benefits for students entering an increasingly globalized economy. Human geography explains who forms trade partnerships, what we eat, where population expands and contracts, when people migrate, why political boundaries exist in present form, and how diverse cultures influence each other.
AP Human Geography is a semester long course designed to reproduce the experience of an introductory one-semester college Human Geography course, and prepare students for the AP College Board Human Geography exam.