ERIC Number: EJ1093919
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Advanced Placement® Human Geography: Looking Back and Looking Ahead
Lanegran, David A.; Zeigler, Donald J.
Journal of Geography, v115 n3 p90-94 2016
Over the past fifteen years, AP Human Geography has grown in numbers and spread to almost every state. This article synopsizes the early history of the subject, summarizes the course and the exam, highlights positive impacts on the discipline of geography, and focuses on the following three issues: teachers who come to the course having majored in other subjects, the large numbers of students taking the exam as ninth graders, and the need to incorporate more geospatial technologies and critical geography into the course outline.
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Advanced Placement Programs, Human Geography, Educational History, Achievement Tests, Advanced Courses, Enrollment Trends, Teacher Education, Grade 9, Secondary School Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Program Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Advanced Placement Examinations (CEEB)