ERIC Number: EJ1093969
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
The Nature of Geography and Its Perspectives in AP® Human Geography
Murphy, Alexander B.; Hare, Phillip R.
Journal of Geography, v115 n3 p95-100 2016
AP Human Geography students need to develop an understanding of what it means to examine the world around them from a geographic perspective. Focusing attention on geography's concern with spatial relationships, place characteristics, and geographic context helps student appreciate the nature of the discipline and the insights it offers. These core geographic concerns should be woven into discussions of the various topics covered in AP Human Geography. Drawing on GIS and related geospatial technologies can facilitate that effort--demonstrating the power and potential of geographical modes of thinking and analysis.
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Human Geography, Advanced Placement Programs, Secondary Education, High Schools, Geographic Concepts, Geographic Information Systems
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
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