why current events?
The Advanced Placement Human Geography (APHG) course introduces students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth’s surface. Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine human social organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice. It is an excellent course for preparing students to become geo-literate youth and adults. (thanks, NatGeo)
That being said, much of what happens in our daily lives and around the globe can be directly connected to this course. Students ability to connect ideas outside the class room, especially to global issues, is essential to our study.
BASIC DIRECTIONS: Locate one article online that is related to a concept we have studied. The article must have been published from January 2012 - present day.
1. Article must pertain and be relevant to the study of human geography.
-YOU NEED TO INCLUDE AN ANNOTATED COPY OF YOUR ARTICLE WHEN YOU TURN IN YOUR ASSIGNMENT.
2. One paragraph summary of the article (minimum 9-10 sentences of relevant information)
3. One paragraph discussing how the topic of the article impacts and influences
a.) the region
b.) the world
c.) the U.S. Make
You are practicing looking and issues at different scales and making connections between places.
4. Copy of the article, with the heading of article (with the title, date, and publisher/ author visible) must be included.
approved Sites for Research
Student New Daily
PBS News Hour
BBC News in Pictures
CNN Student News
Humans of New York (World Tour)
National Geographic Daily News
PBS NewsHour Extra – World News
Places in the News Now
Student News Daily
UN News Centre
CNN News Pulse
CNN Student News
iTunes CNN Students News Podcasts
Washington Post Newspaper in Education
Pros & Cons of Controversial Issues
Nuseum Front Pages
New York Times
Apps to Use for Current Events
Scoop It! AP HUG