AP Human Geography/Economics
Teacher: Mr. Herron
School: Bentonville High School
*See Syllabus for detailed class description and expectations
Course Description APHG
Human Geography is the study of human’s imprint on the landscape of earth. Furthermore, it is the study of how people make places, how people organize space and society, how people interact with each other in places and across space, and how people make sense of others and ourselves along the lines of locality, region, and world. There are 5 themes that will be covered in all units of Human Geography. The 5 themes are location, human-environment interactions, region, place and movement. These themes will be addressed in how they interact and mold landscape in concerns of scale and place when dealing with the 14 chapters of our Human Geography text. Some groupings include but are not limited to the following:
· Geography: Its Nature and Perspectives
· Cultural Patterns and Processes
· Political Organization and Space
· Agricultural and Rural Land Use
· Industrialization and Economic Development
· Cities and Urban Land Use
Over the course of APHG your goal should not be to simply gather, process, and then express data. This would be contradictory to the nature of the course and your purpose of taking it. Yes your grade is important. Yes your APHG exam score is important. But always remember that this course is about people and their relationships which ought to supersede our educational goals and in doing so we begin to see the beauty of this world as well as the difficulties so that we might know how to respond to prosperity, need, war, poverty, illness, oppression, education, environment etc…which hopefully leads to a healthier world.
Course Description Economics
Economics is a one-semester high school social studies elective that emphasizes
economic fundamentals (personal finance), microeconomics, and macroeconomics. Economics is designed to give students a broad overview of the components of Economics.
Taken from the Social Studies frameworks revision Arkansas Dept of Education 2006. All academic expectations are directly applied from the Arkansas Dept of Education framework standards for Economic Education.