Human Geography

Course Description:

This session is designed to support teachers who are new to AP Human Geography get started on a successful path as well as provide experienced teachers with additional strategies and resources. The course will be a mix of synchronous, in-person video meetings and breakout group sessions and asynchronous “on your own” work sessions. There will be a short wrap up
video meeting at the close of each day’s session.

We will cover the following during the week:
 Goals of the course
 Unpacking the Course and Exam Description (CED)
 Navigating the AP Central website and AP Classroom
 Developing a pacing guide for your school schedule
 Understanding the Course Skill Categories in the CED
 Aligning your textbook with the CED
 Instructional Strategies to teach the course content and skill categories
 Sample lessons and activities aligned to the CED
 Resources for teaching the course
 Exploration of selected course content
 Using case studies to teach course content
 Creating your own test items

Day 1: Monday
 Overview of AP Human Geography Course
 Unpacking the CED and Course Skills
 Unit 1: Thinking Geographically
 Skill Category 5: Scale Analysis

Day 2: Tuesday
 Unit 2: Population and Migration Patterns and Processes
 Skill Category 5: Data Analysis
 Skill Category 4: Source Analysis

Day 3: Wednesday
 Unit 3: Cultural Patterns and Processes
 Unit 4: Political Patterns and Processes
 Skill Category 2: Spatial Understanding

Day 4: Thursday
 Unit 5: Agricultural Patterns and Processes
 Skill Category 1: Concepts and Processes
 Geographic Models

Day 5: Friday
 Unit 6: Urban Patterns and Processes
 Unit 7: Industrialization and Economic Development Patterns and Processes
 Breaking down and preparing for the AP Exam


Phone: 253-535-8790
Fax: 253-535-7184

Instructor Biography

Jennifer Garner teaches AP Human Geography at Forsyth Central High School in Cumming, GA, where she is also a founding faculty member of the school’s Humanities Institute. She has taught AP Human Geography since 2004.
She is currently an exam leader for the APHG Reading and has served as a reader, table leader and lead table leader since 2004. She has been actively involved in writing and reviewing test items for the national exam for several years. She has contributed articles to NCGE’s Geography Teacher Journal and authored several blog posts for National Geographic’s Education Blog and has spent the past two years contributing to the APHG IScore5 Test Prep App and several textbooks to support the AP Human Geography Course Exam and Description. In 2019 she was honored to be selected as VWF Post 9143 Social Studies Teacher of the Year. She has been leading teacher development sessions for AP Human Geography at the state and national level for many years and looks forward to working with teachers as part of this institute.