I've been looking for a way to incorporate the Sustainable Development Goals in to my AP Human Geography curriculum without having to delve into the very the specifics of each of the 17 goals. I knew I wanted students to be familiar with the reasons for the goals, the specific goals and an overall understanding … Continue reading SDG Superheros
Just in time to begin exam review planning, Tuesday night's #worldgeochat will discuss the 7 themes of AP Human Geography. Hosted by Stewart Parker @parkersGeocats and Tyler George @GeorgeHistory, a couple of APHG's best AND hosts of #aphgchat, the questions will get you thinking about Human Geography content and resources to share with your students. … Continue reading #worldgeochat Preview 3/13 Chat — AP Human Geography
Several years ago, I was having lunch with a high school friend who asked if I'd heard of Ted Talks. At that point I hadn't, but I spent the rest of our lunch listening to how it sparked a personal passion in him and the project he was pursuing because of it. We talked about … Continue reading Do You Use Ted Talks In Your Classroom?
For the past 8 years I have spent the first 8 days of June in Cincinnati, Ohio scoring AP Human Geography Exams. Most of my friends and family think I am crazy, but scoring AP Human Geography exams has been one of the highlights of my summer for 12 years (1 year in Clemson, South … Continue reading A Geographer’s Perspective of Cincinnati
In my district AP Human Geography is the only AP course offered to freshmen and at my school about 45% of 9th graders take it. I don't want to debate the pros and cons of 9th graders taking an AP course, because it my district it is what it is. Most freshmen taking the course … Continue reading Who Wants to Go to School in the Summer? These Kids!
For the past 12 years I have spent the first week of June with other geography teachers scoring the Advanced Placement Human Geography Exams. While many of my colleagues think I'm crazy to spend a week of my summer scoring tests, I quickly realized the opportunities available to teachers at the AP Reading won't happen … Continue reading The Best Professional Development for AP Teachers