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Applied Teaching Materials (ATMs) and Applied Research Materials (ARMs)

AP Human Geography
By Jody Smothers Marcello (2011)


Engaging Students in Constructing an Understand of Human Geography: The lessons in this publication are designed in three facets important to success in AP Human Geography.
SYNTHESIS: Due to the nature of geography, the disciplinary mind in geography naturally demands synthesis. At its most basic level, geography synthesizes concepts from the human and physical worlds.
INQUIRY: Geography is a field of inquiry. The lessons chosen for inclusion in this publication engage students in the inquiry process and our organized so as to give teachers a way to manage this process within the APHG classroom and course.
SPATIAL DATA: Students need more practice reading maps. This does not mean learning place locations, but being able to critically interpret the information presented. Students who were able to read and understand the maps generally got the highest scores.
Price: $20.00 (Member & Non-Member)
ISBN: 978-1-884136-00-9

Please note: AP Human Geography is only available as a downloadable PDF form. At this time no hard copies are available. Once you complete your purchase you will be sent the downloadable file. 


A Geographic View of World History
By Herb Thomson (2011)


The thirty-two lessons included here were created to supplement and enhance a standard World History curriculum and were designed primarily for students in their first or second year of high school. However, many of the lessons would also be appropriate for advanced middle school students enrolled in a World Geography course and for AP Geography students as well. These lessons can be used as is, or by adopting key concepts or components into your own lesson plans. They can also be used as individual assignments, occasional group projects, or even as class activities or discussions. While history is primarily a temporal social science, geography is a spatial one. As long as their unique perspectives are appreciated and valued, when taken together they can be a truly powerful combination and the key to understanding our past, present, and future. These lessons and the concepts they contain are valuable and easy to use or adapt. Refresh your own understanding of geography, engage students and help them reach a higher level of geographic literacy.
Price: $20.00 (Member & Non-Member)
ISBN: 978-1-884136-05-4

Please note: A Geographic View of World History is only available as a downloadable PDF form. At this time no hard copies are available. Once you complete your purchase you will be sent the downloadable file.