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Announcing a new, unique AP® Human Geography program from National Geographic Learning/Cengage!

Start school with a program that meets 100% of the College Board Course and Exam Description and engages students with rigorous but accessible content and stunning resources from the National Geographic Society.

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Human Geography: A Spatial Perspective is designed specifically for high school AP® students. It aligns closely to the College Board Course and Exam Description® to improve student performance on the AP® exam.

The program fully meets the 2019 College Board Framework for AP® Human Geography. In addition, Human Geography: A Spatial Perspective—

  • Emphasizes learning through inquiry
  • Establishes real-world content authenticity through the storytelling of National Geographic Explorers and photographers
  • Offers original National Geographic videos shot across the world to support each unit
  • Encourages students to write routinely and use qualitative, quantitative, and spatial information
  • Provides Formative Assessments—including "Unpacking the FRQ" activities—that increase student confidence and familiarity with course content and assessment formats
  • Provides Summative Assessment test practice aligned to the AP®exam.

The spread pictured below is from Unit 2: Population and Migration. The unit opener provides a stunning image to launch instruction and provides background notes and areas to consider for the student and teacher. This unit provides in-depth coverage of such topics as population composition, population policies, and the cause and effects of migration. The unit familiarizes students with the practice of describing spatial patterns and relationships using geographic models and theories, including population pyramids.

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Authors

Sarah Witham Bednarz

Sarah Witham Bednarz is professor emerita of geography at Texas A&M University, where she served as associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Geosciences from 2008 to 2014. She also previo...more

Sarah Witham Bednarz

Sarah Witham Bednarz is professor emerita of geography at Texas A&M University, where she served as associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Geosciences from 2008 to 2014. She also previously served as president of the American Association of Geographers (AAG). Dr. Bednarz’s research interests are in the intersection of teaching and learning geospatial technologies and spatial and geographic thinking. She was principal investigator (PI) on two major curriculum and educational research projects; co-authored the national geography standards, Geography for Life (1994 and 2012); participated in the National Research Council Learning to Think Spatially project; and helped to develop the National Assessment of Educational Performance (NAEP) framework in geography. In 2013 she co-chaired the Geography Education Research Committee (GERC) of the Road Map for 21st Century Geography Education Project.Dr. Bednarz has also focused on higher education policies. As a member of the Healthy Departments Committee, she organized professional development workshops for department leaders and presented sessions on planning for promotion and tenure and mid-career success strategies. She served on the Leadership Team for the Texas A&M ADVANCE grant and was an active participant in the Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence (STRIDE) component of the grant designed to reduce bias in search and award processes. Dr. Bednarz holds a University Professorship for Teaching Excellence, received the Gilbert H. Grosvenor Honors for Geographic Education (2007) and was an inaugural AAG Fellow. She was educated at Mount Holyoke College (A.B., 1973), the University of Chicago (M.A.T., 1974) and Texas A&M University (Ph.D., 1992).

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Mark Bockenhauer

Mark Henry Bockenhauer is professor of geography at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin, where he teaches courses in geography and environmental studies. He has 35 years of experience in K-12 pr...more

Mark Bockenhauer

Mark Henry Bockenhauer is professor of geography at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin, where he teaches courses in geography and environmental studies. He has 35 years of experience in K-12 professional development in geography, is coordinator of the Wisconsin Geographic Alliance and served as president of the National Council for Geographic Education in 2007.Dr. Bockenhauer’s scholarship and outreach have focused on geographic education and curriculum development. He was co-principal investigator (PI) on a $2.1 million federal grant from the National Oceanographic Partnership Program to enhance the scientific literacy of K-12 teachers with integrated oceanography, marine science and geography (1996-1998). He also served as geographer-in-residence at the National Geographic Society (NGS) (2002); co-authored several books and atlases for NGS, including Our Fifty States (2004) and the World Atlas for Young Explorers (2007); and directed NGS field institutes for national groups of K-12 educators in Hawaii, Alaska and California. He directed two NGS geography mentor institutes and an NGS natural hazards workshop for K-12 and museum educators, piloted the NGS Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program aboard the National Geographic Explorer cruise to Svalbard and served on the Professional Development and Instructional Materials Committee of the Road Map for 21st Century Geography Education Project (2011-2013). Dr. Bockenhauer has received the highest St. Norbert College awards for teaching (1999), community service (2009) and scholarship (2022). He was educated at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (B.S., 1979), Southwest Texas State University (M.A., 1987), and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Ph.D., 1996).

Fred Hiebert

Fredrik Hiebert has been an archaeologist and explorer with the National Geographic Society since 2003, and he has traced ancient trade routes overland and across the seas for more than 40 years. He h...more

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Fred Hiebert

Fredrik Hiebert has been an archaeologist and explorer with the National Geographic Society since 2003, and he has traced ancient trade routes overland and across the seas for more than 40 years. He has led excavations at ancient sites across Asia, from Egypt to Mongolia, and his excavations at a 4,000-year-old Silk Road city in Turkmenistan made headlines around the world. Dr. Hiebert also conducts underwater archaeology projects in the Black Sea and in South America's highest lake, Lake Titicaca, in search of submerged settlements. He rediscovered the lost Bactrian gold in Afghanistan in 2004 and was the curator of National Geographic's exhibition Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul, which toured major museums in the United States and internationally.As National Geographic's archaeologist-in-residence, Dr. Hiebert extends enthusiasm for archaeology and the geography of place in lectures, presentations, films and museum exhibits. He was educated at the University of Michigan (B.A., 1984) and Harvard University (M.A., 1989; Ph.D., 1992), and he received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from the State University of New York (SUNY), Geneseo (2016). Prior to joining National Geographic, he held the Robert H. Dyson, Jr., chair of archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to numerous media awards for exhibitions and documentaries, Dr. Hiebert received the Chairman's Award from the National Geographic Committee for Research and Exploration in 1998.

Assessment

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(Above Top) The Chapter 5 Summary & Review includes questions on key terms and concepts, interpreting graphs, and includes a full Geo-Inquiry project. (Above Bottom) The Unit 2 Writing Across Units, Regions & Scales includes seven ‘Write Across Units’ questions (Looking Back and Looking Forward). In ‘Write Across Regions & Scales’, students are asked to write an essay a region in South Asia (that they select) with either Dhaka or Mongla in Bangladesh. Students then draw on evidence from the unit and the article and address an additional free response question.

Technology

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Human Geography A Spatial Perspective AP® Edition will be complemented by MindTap, National Geographic Learning/Cengage’s new and exceptionally comprehensive online learning platform for teachers and students. Resources will include unit videos, full audio, online assessment, PowerPoint presentations, Handbooks, National Geographic Atlas, ArcGIS activities, and a link to the National Geographic Interactive Map Tool. This easy-to-navigate digital program will be available January 2021.

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FAQs

Is it hard to get a 5 on AP Human Geography? ›

10.8% of students earned the highest possible score of a 5, which was the smallest percentage of any of the scoring groups of 1-5. AP Human Geography was also the only AP Exam in 2019 where a third of students earned the lowest possible score of a 1. 34.

Is AP Human Geography test hard? ›

In 2019, AP® Human Geography was the second-hardest AP® test — or, more accurately, the test that awarded the second-lowest percentage of 5s. The lowest percentage was for the AP® World History exam. Only 8.6% of students scored a 5 on that exam.

What is spatial perspective AP Human Geography? ›

The Spatial Perspective

A historical perspective focuses on the temporal dimension of human experience (time and chronology), while geography is concerned with the spatial dimension of human experience (space and place). The space of Earth's surface is the fundamental characteristic underpinning geography.

Does AP Human Geography have a lot of homework? ›

This class features frequent small homework assignments (far smaller than other AP courses), and frequent writing in class in preparation for the AP exam (which is 50% writing-based). We also offer optional preparation classes on the weekends leading up to the AP test in order to better prepare your student.

What is the most failed AP Exam? ›

All AP exams have a passing rate of at least 50%. The most failed AP exams are Physics 1 (failed by 48.4% of all students), Environmental Science (failed by 46.6% of all students), and Chemistry (failed by 43.9% of all students).

What is the hardest AP? ›

AP Physics 1 is considered one of the hardest AP classes, covering topics like Newtonian mechanics and electrical charge and force. Students also spend about 25% of their class time performing college-level lab experiments and writing reports.

Do colleges care if you fail AP Exam? ›

But what happens if you fail an AP exam? Basically, nothing happens if you fail an AP exam. Whether you get a passing or failing AP exam grade, you can still go to college. Colleges do not take a look at the AP exam as the only a criterion for accepting or rejecting a student.

What percent is a 5 on an AP Exam 2022? ›

14.7 percent of students who submitted an AP Art and Design: Drawing scored a 5. The highest percentage of students, 38.3 percent, who submitted a portfolio earned a 3. Of 19,000 students who participated in the AP Art and Design: Drawing portfolio, 342 earned a perfect score across all components.

How many people got a 5 on AP Human Geography? ›

AP Score Distributions
Exam54
AP Human Geography14.4%19.7%
AP Macroeconomics18.0%19.6%
AP Microeconomics18.5%24.0%
AP Psychology14.1%21.2%
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What's an example of spatial perspective? ›

Geographers use various tools and techniques when using spatial perspective, including compasses, globes, maps, and satellite imagery. One such example is a choropleth map which uses shading or color to show numeric information (such as the population density and distribution of a particular group).

What are the 7 geographical concepts? ›

The seven geographical concepts of place, space, environment, interconnection, sustainability, scale and change are the key to understanding the places that make up our world. These are different from the content-based concepts such as weather, climate, mega cities and landscapes.

What are the 12 geographical concepts? ›

Geographical concepts include location, place, scale, space, pattern, nature and society, networks, flows, regionalization, and globalization.

What is the pass rate for AP Human Geography? ›

59.0% 11.8

Does AP Human Geography count in college? ›

When it comes to AP® Human Geography, you'll want to aim for a score of 3 or higher. Most colleges will give you college credit if you score within that range.

What is a 5 on an AP exam equivalent to? ›

Extremely well qualified A+

Is 4 APS too much? ›

Unless you're applying to the most selective universities, 4 to 5 AP courses over your high school years is more than enough. For students applying to the most selective colleges, you might need 7–12.

What percentage do you need to get a 4 on an AP exam? ›

Thing. Here are the basics of the AP English exam: it has 55 multiple-choice questions, worth 45% of your score, and three essays, worth 55% of your score.
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Step 3: Use the Chart to Estimate Your Scaled Score.
Composite Score (0-100 or 0-150)Scaled Score (1-5)
92-1034
76-913
50-752
0-491
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Does Harvard prefer IB or AP? ›

Does Harvard prefer IB or AP courses? Harvard does not explicitly state a preference for IB or AP courses. To receive credit for IB classes, accepted students must earn an IB diploma. Incoming students must earn a score of 5 on at least four AP exams to earn college credit at Harvard.

How many AP classes should I take for Harvard? ›

Going up the selectivity chain, the average at Harvard is eight AP classes. To be competitive at some of the most highly selective colleges in the country, 8-12 AP courses may be the sweet spot amount, assuming the student can handle that level of rigor.

Do colleges care about AP scores? ›

Will Colleges Look at AP Scores for Admissions? Typically, AP scores don't go on your college application. Because they don't count towards your GPA or become a part of your transcript, there isn't actually any place on the application where they are required.

Should I retake an AP exam if I got a 2? ›

If you got a 2 on your AP® English Language exam, it is definitely worth trying to retake it. Make it worth the added time and expense by taking these steps to improve your score. Track your scores on the multiple choice section. As you prepare, carefully note your score on the multiple choice section.

Why did I get a 1 on my AP test? ›

The lowest possible score you can get on an AP exam, a 1 indicates that students were completely unfamiliar with the material. No U.S. colleges currently offer college credit for a score of 1. In some exams, earning a 1 is extremely rare, like in AP Studio Art, where only 1.1% of students earn a 1.

What happens if you get an F in an AP class? ›

You Will Not Receive Credit for the Class: Failing the AP class means there's no chance you'll be able to claim college credit for the class once in university. There's also the issue that it won't give you any high school credit either, which might mean…

Is 3 passing on AP Exams? ›

AP Exams and Earning College Credit

Students can score a 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 on the AP Exam, and a 3 is considered passing. Post-secondary institutions that offer college credit for AP Exam scores typically begin offering credit to students with a score of 3 or higher.

Is a 90 in an AP class good? ›

The answer that most colleges will give you is that it's better to get an A in the Honors/AP class. And most highly-selective schools will expect that you do. But many colleges would rather see a B in an Honors or AP course than a higher grade in a regular college prep course.

Can your teacher see your AP scores? ›

Only teachers authorized through the AP Course Audit for the most current year for which AP score data has been released have access to their students' exam scores online. Teachers must have their course authorization renewed every year to continue to have access to current and previous years' reports.

Can you get a six on an AP test? ›

But just 12 students worldwide managed an extremely rare feat: They aced the AP exam known as Calculus AB, getting every answer correct on a test lasting 3 hours and 15 minutes, with 45 multiple-choice questions and six in a free-response format.

Can you retake AP Exams? ›

AP Exams are only given once a year, but you may repeat an exam in a subsequent year. If you do, both scores will be reported unless you request that one be withheld or canceled.

What percent is a 3 on an AP Exam 2020? ›

For AP® World History in 2020, 60.2% of test takers received a passing score of 3 or greater.

How do geographers use a spatial perspective quizlet? ›

How do geographers use a spatial perspective to analyze complex issues and relationships? Geographers analyze complex issues and relationships with a distinctively spatial perspective. absolute and relative distance and direction, clustering, dispersal, and elevation.

What are the six important considerations of spatial approach? ›

location, distance, direction, orientation, pattern and interconnection.

How do you use spatial perspective in a sentence? ›

His music employs highly personal pitch-time structuring methods, derived from notions of spatial perspective and architecture.

What are the six 6 basic geographic concepts? ›

The 6 Concepts of Geography. The geographic method of study has for its foundation has six fundamental concepts: location, region, spatial pattern, spatial interaction, human/environment interaction, and culture.

What are the 5 basic concepts of geography? ›

The five themes of geography are location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, and region. These themes were developed in 1984 by the National Council for Geographic Education and the Association of American Geographers to organize and facilitate the instruction of geography in K-12.

What does the S in Spicess mean? ›

DESCRIPTION. A helpful acronym to remember the 7 aspects of geography (Space, Place, Interconnections, Change, Environment, Sustainability, Scale)

Why is the term spatial so important in geography? ›

The use of spatial thinking brings a deeper understanding and appreciation of the complexity and interconnectedness of the physical and human world.

What does place mean in the 5 themes of geography? ›

One of the five main themes of geography, place describes the physical and human characteristics of any location on Earth.

What is the difference between spatial distribution and spatial processes? ›

In this case, the spatial distribution is the Irish-American population in the United States, and the spatial process was the series of physical, environmental and human events that led to this change.

Which AP class is harder? ›

United States History, Biology, English Literature, Calculus BC, Physics C, and Chemistry are often named as the hardest AP classes and tests. These classes have large curriculums, tough tests, and conceptually difficult material.

What is the most popular AP class? ›

1. AP English Language and Composition. AP English Language and Composition is by far the most popular AP test, with over half a million students taking the exam in 2021.

How many APS should I take senior year? ›

Aim for four to eight AP exams in your junior and senior years. For competitive Ivy League schools, admission officers also want to see AP courses for core subject areas and additional courses. If possible, aim to pass about seven to 12 AP exams if applying to these highly selective schools.

Is a 5 on APHG good? ›

A 3, 4, or 5 on an AP® exam is considered a passing score, with 3 described as “qualified”, 4 as “well qualified” and 5 as “extremely well qualified.” It is important to note that many universities will offer college credit for a passing score on an AP® exam, but be sure to verify with the AP® credit policy of any ...

What AP Exam has the lowest pass rate? ›

Despite a reputation as one of the most difficult AP classes, Physics 1 is also one of the most popular—137,229 students took it in 2021. Physics 1 has the lowest pass rate of any AP exam (42.1%) along with one of the lowest percentages of students scoring a 5 (just 6.9%).

Is it hard to get a 5 on AP Human Geography? ›

10.8% of students earned the highest possible score of a 5, which was the smallest percentage of any of the scoring groups of 1-5. AP Human Geography was also the only AP Exam in 2019 where a third of students earned the lowest possible score of a 1. 34.

What percent is a 5 on an AP exam 2022? ›

14.7 percent of students who submitted an AP Art and Design: Drawing scored a 5. The highest percentage of students, 38.3 percent, who submitted a portfolio earned a 3. Of 19,000 students who participated in the AP Art and Design: Drawing portfolio, 342 earned a perfect score across all components.

What percent is a 5 on the AP Human Geography exam? ›

AP Score Distributions
Exam54
AP Human Geography14.4%19.7%
AP Macroeconomics18.0%19.6%
AP Microeconomics18.5%24.0%
AP Psychology14.1%21.2%
5 more rows

Is AP Human Geography test hard? ›

In 2019, AP® Human Geography was the second-hardest AP® test — or, more accurately, the test that awarded the second-lowest percentage of 5s. The lowest percentage was for the AP® World History exam. Only 8.6% of students scored a 5 on that exam.

How many people got a 5 on AP Human Geography? ›

AP Score Distributions
Exam54
AP Human Geography14.4%19.7%
AP Macroeconomics18.0%19.6%
AP Microeconomics18.5%24.0%
AP Psychology14.1%21.2%
5 more rows

What percent do you need to get a 5 on AP Human Geography? ›

To earn a score of 4 or 5, you'll need to get at least 40 of those 60 questions correct. You've got this.

What percentage is a 5 on APHG? ›

Make sure to note that since there is a curve, a 5 can be difficult to achieve. The curve is designed to give the majority of students a score of 3, which is why in 2016, only 12% of test takers received a 5.

How do you get 5 on AP Human? ›

how to self study ap human geography (and get a 5) - YouTube

What is the easiest AP Exam? ›

The five easiest exams for self-study are as follows:

AP Human Geography. AP Psychology. AP US Government and Politics. AP Comparative Government and Politics.

Is a 2 on AP test passing? ›

Students who earn AP scores of 2 are well prepared to succeed in introductory college coursework. Compared to academically similar college peers who did not take the AP course, AP students who earn scores of 2 perform as well or better when they take those introductory college courses.

What is a 4 on an AP Exam equivalent to? ›

This table shows the recommendation that each AP score offers about how qualified you are to receive college credit and placement if you earn that score.
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AP Score Scale Table.
AP Exam ScoreRecommendationCollege Course Grade Equivalent
5Extremely well qualifiedA+ or A
4Very well qualifiedA-, B+, or B
3QualifiedB-, C+, or C
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What percent is a 5 on an AP Exam 2022? ›

14.7 percent of students who submitted an AP Art and Design: Drawing scored a 5. The highest percentage of students, 38.3 percent, who submitted a portfolio earned a 3. Of 19,000 students who participated in the AP Art and Design: Drawing portfolio, 342 earned a perfect score across all components.

What is the pass rate for AP Human Geography? ›

59.0% 11.8

Is a 4 good on AP Exam? ›

A 4 or a 5 is the AP score that will most likely earn you college AP credit. Of course, no matter how you do on the AP test, you still get a grade for that AP class from your high school. Good grades in AP courses always look good on your transcript!

Is a 3 passing on an AP Exam? ›

AP Exams and Earning College Credit

Students can score a 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 on the AP Exam, and a 3 is considered passing. Post-secondary institutions that offer college credit for AP Exam scores typically begin offering credit to students with a score of 3 or higher.

Is a 3 good on AP Exam? ›

In most cases, a 3 or higher is considered a solid AP score. But you can get an even better idea of how good your AP score is by comparing it to the average score for that test that year. For example, the average score for AP Biology was 2.83 in 2021. Anything higher would be considered above average for that test.

Do Colleges look at AP scores? ›

Will Colleges Look at AP Scores for Admissions? Typically, AP scores don't go on your college application. Because they don't count towards your GPA or become a part of your transcript, there isn't actually any place on the application where they are required.

What percent is a 4 on an AP Exam? ›

Part of this answer lies in the respective ages of the students taking AP exams. CollegeBoard's data from 2016 reveals that the percentage of students earning scores of 4 and 5 is similar during the first two years of high school. Approximately 12.5% earned 5s, while 18.6% earned 4s.

Can you retake AP Exams? ›

AP Exams are only given once a year, but you may repeat an exam in a subsequent year. If you do, both scores will be reported unless you request that one be withheld or canceled.

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5. 1.2: GPS, GIS, Remote Sensing and other Geographic Data! AP Human Geography (Advanced Placement)
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