The following contains APHG expectations and advice:
New Students (2017-18):
I am looking forward to the new school year! Here's some advice on how to prepare for a COLLEGE LEVEL HUMAN GEOGRAPHY COURSE as a freshman in high school:
STUDY MAPS AND ATLASES. Since this is a college course, it assumes you already have the knowledge most students gain in a high school geography class. You will see many exam questions throughout the year that require knowledge of specific information about specific countries and prominent physical features, from their location to their size to their shape. So get a globe, an atlas, or just get on Google Maps and explore!
GET READY FOR A COLLEGE LEVEL TEXTBOOK. This could be challenging early on, so you may want to check out these sites for help:
Post-its or tabs for keeping notes in the textbook
Tissue for the classroom
A study guide (strongly recommended, see list above)
WHY HUMAN GEOGRAPHY?
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to a 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 it's environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice.
Take a moment to watch the following videos about the importance of Geo-literacy in our community, our nation, and our world:
More things you should have learned in middle school: