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2017 Summer Work

Summer Work Quiz Link (Code: 609824)

Include your first & last name & class period

Ex: "John Rambo 4"

Map for questions 16-40 (rotate if needed)

This quiz closes at 11:45pm on August 24

Email me if there's a problem



THIS is the APHG Summer Assignment.

Why? Read this. Or this. Or this.



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:

  1. 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!
  2. GET READY FOR A COLLEGE LEVEL TEXTBOOK. This could be challenging early on, so you may want to check out these sites for help:
  3. READ. If you're a reader, check out a couple of books this summer. Click the links and find one you think you'll like. No pressure, this is optional.
  4. WATCH. Check out the videos below about Geo-literacy. Geography is not just memorizing countries and capitals.
  5. PLAY. Games like SimCity, the Civilization series, and Nation States deal with concepts we study in the course (Urban Land Use, Development, and Political Geography).
  6. THINK. Start thinking like a geographer. Look around. Ask questions. Not just "where?" but "why?"
  7. Feel free to email me with any questions or just to introduce yourself if you're new to Central. And have a great summer!

Great study guides to use during the course (there may be a newer version for these):

Required Supplies:

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Pen with black or dark blue ink

Recommended Supplies:

  • Binder with dividers (there are 7 units)
  • Post-its or tabs for keeping notes in the textbook
  • Tissue for the classroom
  • A study guide (strongly recommended, see list above)



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: