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AP® Human Geography for Experienced Teachers

Workshop Description

Designed for the AP Human Geography teachers seeking to expand their knowledge of concepts and content. This course will look at providing in-depth discussion of the course articulation to help participants gain a broader understanding of various topics. Participants will be expected to participate in the field trips and group presentations. We will also look at this year’s current FRQs from the exam. Participants will be encouraged to share best practices and to learn from one another and the workshop leader.

Topics Will Include the Following:

  • 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

  • Course articulation and exam

  • Using multiple textbooks, supplementary materials, internet, Arcgis and story maps

What Participants Should Bring

  • Copy of your classroom text that will be used and a world atlas

  • Sample of materials or some of your favorite projects/lessons from each unit of AP Human Geography (especially if you have been teaching the course)

  • 8 GB flash drive

  • Digital photographs or artifacts of your local cultural landscape

  • Laptop for activities later in the week.

Consultant Bio

Ms. Hammon taught 9th grade Pre-AP Geography, AP Human Geography and AP Art History at Canyon High School in New Braunfels, Texas. She was also an adjunct lecturer at Texas State University in SanMarcos, teaching Geography of Africa in the Honors College and World Regional Geography in the Geography department, and also teaches APHG at Canyon High School in Comal ISD. She has been teaching geography for more than 38 years.

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 19 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 Distinguished Alumni award and the Texas Alliance for Geographic Education’s Distinguished Service award.

For the last 6 years she has 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:

June 25 - June 28, 2019

Tuesday - Friday

8:00AM - 5:00PM

UTSA Downtown Campus

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