AP Human Geography - Brookwood High School Ms. Blankenship

Get Ready For The APHG National Exam!!

APHG Activity Timeline






I. Geography: Its Nature and Perspectives 5–10%

A. Geography as a field of inquiry

B. Major geographical concepts underlying the geographical perspective: 

location, space, place, scale, pattern, nature and society, regionalization, globalization, and gender issues

C. Key geographical skills

  1. How to use and think about maps and geospatial data

2. How to understand and interpret the implications of associations among phenomena in places

  3. How to recognize     and interpret at different scales the relationships among patterns and processes 

4. How to define regions and evaluate the regionalization process

5. How to characterize and analyze changing interconnections among places

D. Use of geospatial       technologies, such as GIS, remote sensing, global positioning systems (GPS), and online maps. 

E. Sources of             geographical information and ideas: the field, census data, online data, aerial photography, and satellite imagery

F. Identification of major world regions (see maps on the following page)

 Chapter 1


Intro Basic Concepts/Vocabulary

Intro Notes

 You're So Spatial To Me!

Unit I Review Worksheet

Guns, Germs, and Steel

 Map Questions

  The World and How We See It!- Newspaper project

 clip artLatitude/Longitude Lab

Pattison's Traditions

 Five Themes

Slope and Relief

Ms. Blankenship's Whirlwind Tour

Olympic Diffusion

 Rock and Roll Is Here     To Stay

Power of Place 1

Power of Place 2

Cultural Imperialism - We're #1!

Practice Quizzes!

Use these links to study and practice for tests and the national exam!

 DeBlij Review

Practice Test

McGraw Hill Practice Test

Rubenstein Review

KnoxMarston Practice Test

 Population Unit  DeBlij  Activities  Test/Review

13-17% of the AP Exam

A. Geographical analysis of population

1. Density, distribution, and scale

2. Implications of various densities and distributions

3. Composition: age, sex, income, education, and ethnicity

4. Patterns of fertility, mortality, and health

B. Population growth and decline over time and space

1. Historical trends and projections for the future

2. Theories of population growth and decline, including the Demographic 

Transition Model 

3. Regional variations of demographic transition

4. Effects of national population policies: promoting population growth in 

some countries or reducing fertility rates in others 

5. Environmental impacts of population change on water use, food supplies, 

biodiversity, the atmosphere, and climate 

6. Population and natural hazards: impacts on policy, economy, and society

C. Migration

1. Types of migration: transnational, internal, chain, step, seasonal 

agriculture (e.g., transhumance), and rural to urban 

2. Major historical migrations

3. Push and pull factors, and migration in relation to employment and 

quality of life

4. Refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons

5. Consequences of migration: socioeconomic, cultural, environmental, and 

political; immigration policies; remittances

 Chapters 2 and 3

 Practice FRQ

PopulationTerms 2014.docx

 Chapter 2 Notes

 Chapter 3 Notes

   World Pop DataDoublingTime.doc

Demographic Transition Model/Pop Pyramids

 Pop PyrII in Action.doc.docx

 What is a Developing Nation?

  200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 minutes!

HGIA - Gravity Model!


 HGIA - Hidden Momentum Questions

Where Have All The People Gone? UNHCR - Refugees

 Refugees and Nation States

Migration Notes


The Geography of Insurance

Population Questions

Industrial Impact

 Ch2 Review - Ans!

 Ch 3 Review - Ans!

Power of Place 14

Power of Place 18

 Use these links to study and practice for tests and the national exam!

DeBlij Review

Practice Test

McGraw Hill Practice Tests

Rubenstein Review



 Cultural Patterns and Processes  DeBlij  Activities  Test/Review
13-17% of the AP Exam

A. Concepts of culture 

1. Culture traits

2. Diffusion patterns

3. Acculturation, assimilation, and multiculturalism

4. Cultural region, vernacular regions, and culture hearths

5. Globalization and the effects of technology on cultures 

B. Cultural differences and regional patterns 

1. Language and communications

2. Religion and sacred space

3. Ethnicity and nationalism

4. Cultural differences in attitudes toward gender

5. Popular and folk culture

6. Cultural conflicts, and law and policy to protect culture

C. Cultural landscapes and cultural identity

1. Symbolic landscapes and sense of place

2. The formation of identity and place making

3. Differences in cultural attitudes and practices toward the environment

4. Indigenous peoples 

 Chapters 4, 5, 6, and 7


 Reading Guide - Ch 4 and 6

Chapter 4 Notes

Chapter 5 Notes

Chapter 6 Notes

Chapter 7 Notes

The 2014NaturalizationSelfTest 2014.docx

 Religion Museum Presentation


 Religion Museum Rubric


   BBC Religion and Ethics Website

Religion Comparison Chart

The Tao of Pooh

The Vinegar Tasters

What Kind of Accent is That?

 Dialect Survey

Power of Place 4

Power of Place 7

Power of Place 10

Power of Place 17

Global Mosaic

Language Handout

Race and Ethnicity

Race - The Power of Illusion



Use these links to study and practice for tests and the national exam. 

Deblij Review

McGraw Hill


Practice Tests

KnoxMarsten Tests

 Political Organization  DeBlij  Activities  Test/Review

13-17% of the AP Exam

A. Territorial dimensions of politics

1. The concepts of political power and territoriality

2. The nature, meaning, and function of boundaries

3. Influences of boundaries on identity, interaction, and exchange

4. Federal and unitary states, confederations, centralized government, and 

forms of governance

5. Spatial relationships between political systems and patterns of ethnicity, 

economy, and gender

6. Political ecology: impacts of law and policy on the environment and 

environmental justice

B. Evolution of the contemporary political pattern

1. The nation-state concept

2. Colonialism and imperialism

3. Democratization 

4. Fall of communism and legacy of the Cold War

5. Patterns of local, regional, and metropolitan governance

C. Changes and challenges to political-territorial arrangements

1. Changing nature of sovereignty

2. Fragmentation, unification, and cooperation

3. Supranationalism and international alliances

4. Devolution of countries: centripetal and centrifugal forces

5. Electoral geography: redistricting and gerrymandering

6. Armed conflicts, war, and terrorism


Webquest 2017


Political Notes

 How Do I Become A Citizen?

Webquest Activity

 Nature of Political Boundaries Activity

 United Nations Internet Activity

 Chocolate for Sale

Political Unit Chapter Questions 1


Political Unit Chapter Questions 2  http://webzoom.freewebs.com/cblankenship/Ch8.2-Worksheet.pdf

Political Unit Chapter Questions 3  http://webzoom.freewebs.com/cblankenship/Ch8.3-Worksheet.pdf

 Peacekeeping - Cambodia and Somolia

 Naturalization Self-Test!!

 Power of Place 3

Power of Place 19

 Use these links to study and practice for tests and the national exam!

Deblij Review

McGraw Hill


Practice Test


 Agriculture, Food Production. and Rural Land Use  DeBlij  Activities  Test/Review

13-17% of the AP Exam

 A. Development and diffusion of agriculture

1. Neolithic Agricultural Revolution

2. Second Agricultural Revolution

3. Green Revolution

4. Large-scale commercial agriculture and agribusiness

B. Major agricultural production regions

1. Agricultural systems associated with major bioclimatic zones

2. Variations within major zones and effects of markets

3. Interdependence among regions of food production and consumption

C. Rural land use and settlement patterns

1. Models of agricultural land use, including von Thünen’s model

2. Settlement patterns associated with major agriculture types: subsistence, 

cash cropping, plantation, mixed farming, monoculture, pastoralism, 

ranching, forestry, fishing and aquaculture

3. Land use/land cover change: irrigation, desertification, deforestation, 

wetland destruction, conservation efforts to protect or restore natural 

land cover, and global impacts

4. Roles of women in agricultural production and farming communities

D. Issues in contemporary commercial agriculture

1. Biotechnology, including genetically modified organisms (GMO)

2. Spatial organization of industrial agriculture, including the transition 

in land use to large-scale commercial farming and factors affecting the 

location of processing facilities

3. Environmental issues: soil degradation, overgrazing, river and aquifer 

depletion, animal wastes, and extensive fertilizer and pesticide use 

4. Organic farming, crop rotation, value-added specialty foods, regional 

appellations, fair trade, and eat-local-food movements 

5. Global food distribution, malnutrition, and famine

 Chapter 11

 Chapter Reviews (from the old deBlij edition)

Agriculture Terms

Agriculture Questions/Objectives

 Ted Talks - Talks and Questions for Agriculture


Kuby Ch 8.2 ActivityHuman Geography In Action8.2Activity.docx

 King Corn Questions

Green Revolution in India

 Miracle Grain Activity

 Miracle Grain Results

The Meatrix Website

 The Meatrix Questions

   Geography of Breakfast

 Power of Place 6

Power of Place 12

 Power of Place 20 

Power of Place 25

 Pigs and Chickens!

Footprints Activity

Footprints Activities II

World Energy Patterns and Individual Consumption

  http://webzoom.freewebs.com/cblankenship/Monster Vocabulary Answers.doc

Monster Vocabulary Matchup

Store Wars!

Animals Are Beautiful People

 For more information on the Bushmen of the Kalahari and the Khoisian language click here    OR



 DeBlij Self-Test

Practice Test

McGraw Hill

Rubenstein Practice Tests

Knox/Marston Practice Tests

Cities and
Urban Land Use
 DeBlij  Activities  Test/Review
 13-17% of the AP Exam

 Course Description

1.     Development and character of cities

a.     Origin of cities; site and situation characteristics

b.     Forces driving urbanization

c.      Borchert's epochs of urban transportation development

d.     World cities and megacities

e.     Suburbanization processes

2.     Models of urban hierarchies: reasons for the distribution and size of cities

a.     Gravity model

b.     Christaller's central place theory

c.      Rank-size rule

d.     Primate cities

3.     Models of internal city structure and urban development: strengths and limitations of models

a.     Burgess concentric zone model

b.     Hoyt sector model

c.      Harris and Ullman multiple nuclei model

d.     Galactic city model

e.     Models of cities in Latin America, North Africa and the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia, and South Asia

4.     Built environment and social spaces

a.     Types of residential buildings

b.     Transportation and utility infrastructure

c.      Political organization of urban areas

d.     Urban planning and design (e.g., gated communities, New Urbanism, and smart-growth policies)

e.     Census data on urban ethnicity, gender, migration, and socioeconomic status

f.      Characteristics and types of edge cities: boomburgs, greenfields, uptowns

5.     Contemporary urban issues

a.     Housing and insurance discrimination, and access to food stores

b.     Changing demographic, employment, and social structures

c.      Uneven development, zones of abandonment, disamenity, and gentrification

d.     Suburban sprawl and urban sustainability problems: land and energy use, cost of expanding public education services, home financing and debt crises

e.     Urban environmental issues: transportation, sanitation, air and water quality, remediation of brownfields, and farmland protection



Cities and Land Use Terms.doc    

 Urbanization Notes

 From Concept to Concrete Project

 Concept to Concrete Rubric

Urbanization Presentation

Bid Rent Reading

 2016 Olympic Village Proposal


Power of Place 5

Power of Place 9

Power of Place 13

Power of Place 23

Urbanization Powerpoint



 Test Review

DeBlij Self Test

McGraw Hill

Rubenstein Practice Test

Knox Marston Practice Test


Test Review

 Industrialization and Economic Development  DeBlij  Activities  Test/Review

13-17% of the AP Exam

A. Growth and diffusion of industrialization

1. The changing roles of energy and technology

2. Industrial Revolution

3. Models of economic development: Rostow’s Stages of Economic Growth 

and Wallerstein’s World Systems Theory

4. Geographic critiques of models of industrial location: bid rent, Weber’s 

comparative costs of transportation and industrial location in relation to 

resources, location of retailing and service industries, and local economic 

development within competitive global systems of corporations and 


B. Social and economic measures of development

1. Gross domestic product and GDP per capita

2. Human Development Index

3. Gender Inequality Index

4. Income disparity and the Gini coefficient

5. Changes in fertility and mortality

6. Access to health care, education, utilities, and sanitation

C. Contemporary patterns and impacts of industrialization and development

1. Spatial organization of the world economy

2. Variations in levels of development (uneven development)

3. Deindustrialization, economic restructuring, and the rise of service and 

high technology economies

4. Globalization, manufacturing in newly industrialized countries (NICs), 

and the international division of labor

5. Natural resource depletion, pollution, and climate change

6. Sustainable development 

7. Government development initiatives: local, regional, and national policies

8. Women in development and gender equity in the workforce17% of the AP Exam

 Chapters  10, 12, and 14

Economic Terms

Economic Change/Development Unit Computer Activities

Weber - Least Cost Theory

Thirsty Town Activity

Mapping the Core Periphery

2011 Population Data Sheet http://www.prb.org/pdf11/2011population-data-sheet_eng.pdf

 Hotelling's Theory

Rostow's Model - Powerpoint (view only the part on Rostow)

Chapter 10 Outline Form

Chapter 12 Outline Form

Chapter Reading Guides

Chapter 12.1 Questions

Chapter 12.2 Questions

See full size imageIs Wal*Mart Good For America?


Economic Notes and Review - it may take a while for this to load, but be patient. This is a power point slideshow, so you will need to click to get the text to show up on some of the slides (just keep clicking!).  If you still can't access this I will put this on my school website home page.  (brookwoodhighschool.net)

Power of Place 8

Power of Place 11

Power of Place 16

Power of Place 22

Power of Place 24 

Test Review

 Deblij self-test

McGraw Hill

Rubenstein Practice Test

Knox-Marston Practice Test

 Environmental Geography  DeBlij  Activities  Test/Review

Areas that could be covered on the AP Exam

A. Social Space

1. Decisions and Conflict

2. Uneven Development

3. Quality of Life

4. Sustainability


B. Modern Ecological Change

1. Nutrition and Hunger

2. Environmental Devastation


 Chapter 13

Environmental Notes

Power of Place 15

Power of Place 20

Power of Place 22

Power of Place 24




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