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Human Geography

This course incorporates many elements of the AP Human Geography curriculum with two key differences – less breadth and more depth in covering material, and a significant focus on the development of research and analytical writing skills. We will cover many aspects of the seven units of AP Human Geography curriculum (Geography, Population and Migration, Culture, Politics, Agriculture, Cities, Development) with deeper dives into historical and comparative contemporary case studies, including imperialism, colonization, and independence in Asia and Africa, ethnic conflicts and genocide, inequality in housing, education, and health care, and global environmental issues. We will use primary source analysis, Lincoln-Douglas style debates, and analytical essays to build toward a culminating research paper on a topic of each student’s choosing.