datum: 13.08.2022

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AP Human Geography

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2 semesters

Rok školní docházky / Grade:

9 - 13


FLVS - Florida Virtual School Global

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Major Topics and Concepts

Module One: Thinking Geographically

  • Types of maps
  •  Methods of geographic data collection
  • Geographical effects of decisions made using geographical information
  • Major geographic concepts that illustrate spatial relationships
  •  Scales of analysis
  • Regions
  • Human-Environmental Interaction


Module Two: Population and Migration Patterns and Processes

  • Factors that influence the distribution of human populations at different scales
  • Calculating population density
  • Population distribution and density’s affect society and the environment.
  • Elements of population composition used by geographers
  • Contemporary and historical trends in population growth and decline
  • Causes and consequences of an aging population
  • Theories of population growth and decline
  •  Population and immigration policies
  • Factors encouraging migration
  • Forced and voluntary migration
  • Historical and contemporary geographic effects of migration


Module Three: Cultural Patterns and Processes

  • Characteristics, attitudes, and traits of culture
  • Characteristics of cultural landscapes.
  • How landscape features and land and resource use reflect cultural beliefs and identities
  •  Patterns and landscapes of language, religion, ethnicity, and gender
  • Types of diffusion
  • Effects of diffusion on the cultural landscape
  • How historical processes impact current cultural patterns
  • Factors leading to diffusion of universalizing and ethnic religions


Module Four: Political Patterns and Processes

  •  Different types of political entities
  • Processes that have shaped contemporary political geography
  • Political power and territoriality
  • Political boundaries
  • Nature and function of international and internal boundaries
  •  Federal and unitary states
  • Factors that lead to the devolution of states
  • Political, economic, cultural, and technological challenges to state sovereignty
  • Centrifugal and centripetal forces


Module Five: Agricultural and Rural Land-Use Patterns and Processes

  • Connection between physical geography and agricultural practices
  • Rural settlement patterns
  • Methods of surveying rural settlements
  • Major centers of domestication of plants.
  • Global diffusion of plants and animals
  •  Advances and impacts of the second agricultural revolution
  • Consequences of the Green Revolution on food supply and the environment in the developing world
  • Economic forces influencing agricultural practices
  •  von Thünen model
  • Interdependence among regions of agricultural production and consumption
  • Environmental and societal consequences of agricultural practices
  • Challenges and debates related to the changing nature of contemporary agriculture and food-production practices
  • Geographic variations in female roles in food production and consumption


Module Six: Cities and Urban Land Use Patterns and Processes

  •  Processes that initiate and drive urbanization and suburbanization
  • How cities embody processes of globalization
  • Urban concepts such as hierarchy, interdependence, relative size, and spacing
  • Internal structure of cities using various models and theories
  • Low-, medium-, and high-density housing
  • A city\'s infrastructure as it relates to local politics, society, and the environment
  •  Urban design initiatives and practices
  • Causes and effects of geographic changes within urban areas
  • Urban sustainability challenges


Module Seven: Industrial and Economic Development Patterns and Processes

  •  How the Industrial Revolution facilitated the growth and diffusion of industrialization
  • Spatial patterns of industrial production and development
  • Social and economic measures of development
  • Extent that changes in economic development have contributed to gender parity
  • Theories of economic and social development
  • Causes and geographic consequences of trade, deindustrialization, and growing interdependence in the world economy
  • Sustainability principles in relation to industrialization and spatial development

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