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WORLD HISTORY HONORS
SYLLABUS

 

UNIT I

Text -
McDougal

Suplementary Material Media and Projects
Links

AP Central
World Maps
United Nations
Country Watch
National Geographic
Population -
Reference Bureau
Smithsonian Institute
Worldwatch Institute
World Health Organization
CIA World Factbook
US Census Bureau
US State -
Department
Federal Agency - Statistics
US Geological Survey
Association of - American Geographers
World Trends
The World Game
Earthlights

Language Laws

Travel Language

 

I. Technological and Environmental Transformations (to 600 B.C.E.)

 

Key Concept 1.1 — Throughout the Paleolithic era, humans developed sophisticated technologies and adapted to different geographical environments as they migrated from Africa to Eurasia, Australasia, and the Americas.

Key Concept 1.2 — Beginning about 10,000 years ago, some human communities adopted sedentism and agriculture, while others pursued hunter-forager or pastoralist lifestyles—different pathways that had significant social and demographic ramifications.

Key Concept 1.3 — The appearance of the first urban societies 5,000 years ago laid the foundations for the development of complex civilizations; these civilizations shared several significant social, political, and economic characteristics.

 

 

Chapter 1
The Peopling of the World

Chapter 2
Early River Valley Civilizations

Chapter 3
People and Ideas on the Move


 



 

UNIT II

TEXT SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL MEDIA & PROJECTS

II. Population

13-17% of the AP Exam

A. Geographical analysis of population

1. Density, distribution, and scale

2. Implications of various densities and distributions

3. Patterns of composition: age, sex, race, and ethnicity

4. Population and natural hazards: past, present, and future

 

B. Population growth and decline over time and space

1. Historical trends and projections for the future

2. Theories of population growth, including the

Demographic Transition Model

3. Patterns of fertility, mortality, and health

4. Regional variations of demographic transitions

5. Effects of population policies

 

C. Population movement

1. Migration selectivity

2. Major voluntary and involuntary migrations at different scales

3. Theories of migration, including push and pull factors,

human capital, and life course

4. International migration and refugees

5. Socioeconomic consequences of migration

 

Chapter 2
Population

Chapter 3
Migration

 

Current State of the World's Population

Population Growth - Doubling Time


Population Pyramids


The Demographic Transition


Chapter 2 Handout


Chapter 3 Handout


Chapter 2 Review


Chapter 3 Review


Population Geography Review


Article 34 Questions

 

Human Geography in Action:  The Hidden Momentum of Population Growth (India)

 

HGIA: Newton's First Law of Migration (The Gravity Model)

 

 

UNIT III

TEXT SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL MEDIA & PROJECTS

III. Regional and Interregional Interactions
(c. 600 CE to 1450)

13-17% of the AP Exam

A.  Concepts of culture

1. Traits
2. Diffusion
3. Acculturation
4. Cultural regions
B.  Cultural differences
1. Language
2. Religion
3. Ethnicity
4. Gender
5. Popular and folk culture
C.  Environmental impact of cultural attitudes and practices
D.  Cultural landscapes and cultural identity
1. Values and preferences

2. Symbolic landscapes and sense of place

 

Chapter 4
Local Culture, Popular Culture, and Cultural Landscapes

Chapter 5
Identity: Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality

Chapter 6
Language

Chapter 7
Religion

 

Language Handout

Religion Handout


Identity, Race & Ethnicity Handout

Chapter 6 Review

Chapter 7 Review

Language Review

Religion Review

Architectural Styles of World Religions


Review on Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Globalization


Animated Map of Religious Diffusion

 

International Court of Justice: The Dayton Accords

The Global Mosaic


Ethnicity and Race

The Gods Must Be Crazy

Witness/Kingpin

UNIT IV

 

TEXT SUPPLEMENTARY
MATERIAL
MEDIA & PROJECTS

III. Political Organization

13-17% of the AP Exam

A.  Territorial dimensions of politics

1. The concept of territoriality

2. The nature and meaning of boundaries

3. Influences of boundaries on identity, interaction, and exchange

B.  Evolution of the contemporary political pattern

1. The nation-state concept

2. Colonialism and imperialism

3. Federal and unitary states

C.  Challenges to inherited political-territorial arrangements

1. Changing nature of sovereignty

2. Fragmentation, unification, alliance

3. Spatial relationships between political patterns and patterns of ethnicity, economy, and environment

4. Electoral geography, including gerrymandering

 

Chapter 8
Political Geography

 

Chapter 8 Handout A

Chapter 8 Handout B

Rise of the Modern State

State Organization and National Power

Multinationalism

Devolution and the
New World Order

Review of the Political Organization of Space

 

Evolution 
of the Contemporary Political Pattern

Model Berlin Conference

Hotel Rwanda

The Nature of Political Boundaries

UNIT V

 

TEXT

SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL

MEDIA & PROJECTS

V. Agriculture and Rural Land Use
 

13-17% of the AP Exam

A.  Development and diffusion of agriculture

1. Neolithic Agricultural Revolution

2. Second Agricultural Revolution

B.  Major agricultural production regions

1. Agricultural systems associated with major bio-climatic zones

2. Variations within major zones and effects of markets

3. Linkages and flows among regions of food production and consumption

C.  Rural land use and settlement patterns

1. Models of land use, including von Thünen's model

2. Settlement patterns associated with major agriculture types

D.  Modern commercial agriculture: the Third Agricultural Revolution

1. Green Revolution and the beginning of the biotechnologic revolution

2. Characteristics of the third revolution: blending of primary, secondary, and tertiary activities, intensification of mechanization, and development of biotechnology

3. Spatial organization of industrial agriculture

4. Diffusion of industrial agriculture

5. Future food supplies and environmental impacts of agriculture - hopes and fears

 

Chapter 11
Agriculture

 

Agricultural Origins and The Isolated State: Handout A

Landscapes of Rural Settlements: Handout B

Commercial Agriculture: Handout C

The Changing Geography of Agriculture: Handout D

The Green Revolution 
in India

An Indian Paradox

Two US 
Commodity Chains: Poultry & Pork

 

Livelihoods of Rural Peoples Review

Rural Settlement Forms Review

Commercial Agriculture Review

Global Disparities in Nutrition and Health Review

Review on Agriculture and Rural Land Use

 

House and 
Village Types

Commercial Agriculture

The Meatrix

UNIT VI

TEXT

SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL

MEDIA & PROJECTS

VI. Urbanization

 

Urban Powerpoint


13-17% of the AP Exam

 

A.  Definitions of urbanism

B.  Origin and evolution of cities

1. Historical patterns of urbanization

2. Rural-urban migration and urban growth

3. Global cities and megacities

4. Models of urban systems

C.  Functional character of contemporary cities

1. Changing employment mix

2. Changing demographic and social structures

D.  Built environment and social space

1. Comparative models of internal city structure

2. Transportation and infrastructure

3. Political organization of urban areas

4. Urban planning and design

5. Patterns of race, ethnicity, gender, and class

6. Uneven development, ghettoization, and gentrification

7. Impacts of suburbanization and edge cities

 

Chapter 9
Urban Geography

Chapter 14
Globalization and the Geography of Networks

 

Cities and Structure: Handout A

Location and Models: Handout B

Global Urbanization: Handout C

Modern Urbanism: Handout D

Cities and Structure Review

Location and Models Review

Global Urbanization Review

Modern Urbanism
Review

Notes on Cities and Urbanization

 

Caesar III

AP Vocab and Definitions

(link on the APHG home page)

AP Geographers Page

(link on the APHG home page)