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Unlocking Key Concepts in Human Geography

This workshop is designed to enhance interdisciplinary strategies and techniques used by AP Human Geography teachers to support student content knowledge, critical thinking, literacy and technical application skills around the following concepts related to spatial and problems:

To analyze and relate to contemporary global issues.
To explore multicultural viewpoints.
To develop skills for approaching problems geographically, using maps and geospatial technologies.
Think critically about texts and graphic images to analyze problems, interpret cultural landscapes (e.g. scale, region, diffusion, interdependence and spatial interaction, etc.).
To analyze global case studies and historical information.
To determine impacts of phenomena (e.g. globalization, colonialism, and human-environment relationships on places, regions, cultural landscapes, and patterns of interaction.
To analyze and articulate problems of economic development and cultural change.
To analyze consequences of population growth, changing fertility rates, and international migration.
To analyze the impact of technological innovation on transportation, communication, industrialization, and other aspects of human life.
Toa analyze the struggles over political power, control of territory, conflicts over the demands of ethnic minorities, the role of women in society, and the inequalities between developed and developing economies.
To understand and expand analysis of agricultural land use, industrial development, and urban problems.
To understand and expand analysis of the role of climate change and environmental abuses in shaping the human landscapes on Earth.
Assist students in their ability to write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.
Assist students in their ability to write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/experiments, or technical processes.
Assist students in their ability to conduct short and extensive research projects to answer questions or solve problems.
Assist students in their ability to write routinely over extended time frames for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

Audience: AP Human Geography Teachers
Grade: 9 – 12
Number of Days: 1 to 2