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AP® Human Geography for New Teachers

Workshop Description

Designed for new AP Human Geography teachers seeking to expand their knowledge of concepts and teaching strategies, this course will look at providing in-depth discussion of the course description to help participants gain a broad understanding of the various topics. Participants will look at exam preparation, especially related to writing skills by reviewing past and current FRQs from the AP exam.

Attention will be paid to developing a syllabi, modeling lessons, and various teaching resources. Participants will be encouraged to share best practices and to learn from one another and the workshop leader. College Board is updating consultants in the Spring of 2019 on possible shifts in the AP Human Geography course. Any key information on these updates will be provided at the institute.

Learning Outcomes

  • Thinking geographically, globally, spatially, and conceptually

  • Prevailing themes of globalization, urbanization, population, and development

  • Field studies, class research projects, and case studies

  • An examination of the cultural landscape (field study)

  • Refreshing of the course outline

  • Preparing students for success on the AP® exam

  • Using multiple textbooks, supplementary materials, internet, and videos

What Participants Should Bring

  • Classroom text currently used and a world atlas

  • Sample of materials from one unit of AP® Human Geography (if you have been teaching the course)

  • Laptop for doing Online activities (this will only be needed the day of the field study)

Consultant Bio

Linda Hammon teaches APHG at Canyon High School in Comal ISD in the spring semesters. She has been teaching geography for more than 40 years and had taught Pre-AP World Geography for 15. Ms. Hammon taught 9th-grade Pre-AP Geography, AP Human Geography and AP Art History at Canyon High School in New Braunfels, Texas.

She has also been an adjunct lecturer at Texas State University in San Marcos, teaching Geography of Africa in the Honors College and World Regional Geography and Cultural Geography in the Geography department. She worked closely with the Texas Alliance for Geographic Education as co-editor of its newsletter for six years and was a member of the steering committee and a teacher consultant for more than eleven years.

Ms. Hammon has been a College Board consultant for twenty years and a reader for the APHG exam for thirteen. She has received numerous honors including the National Council for Geographic Education Distinguished Teaching award, two National Council for Geographic Education/CRAM awards for exemplary classroom teaching, the Comal Independent School District Secondary Teacher of the Year award, Austin ISD High School Teacher of the Year award, the Southwest Texas State University Geography Department Distinguished Alumni award and the Texas Alliance for Geographic Education's Distinguished Service award.

For the last 6 years she had been recognized as one of Comal ISD’s most influential teachers by a Canyon High School graduating senior. Ms Hammon holds a BS in geography and art and a M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction and applied geography.


Course Information:

July 30 - August 2, 2019

Tuesday - Friday

8:00AM - 5:00PM

UTSA Main Campus

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