Summer Reading Assignments
AP Human Geography
Intrinsic in any AP course is an increased workload and some time for review outside of class. Part of entering an AP class is an assumption of a certain level of background knowledge and skills. We are recommending students work on their global map knowledge during the summer. Please review and be prepared to take an assessment the first week of school in the fall relating to the world map and country list. The map assessment will require you to match the name with the correct location on a world map.
The second part of our summer preparation is to read the first chapter of our textbook. Textbooks will be distributed on the first day of school. For your summer work, please read Chapter 1 of the textbook (see below). Another possibility is to purchase the book online. We will use The Cultural Landscape by James M. Rubenstein (10th Edition). There are used copies available online. Not only would this be helpful with your summer work, but would also allow you to highlight and write in the text throughout the entire school year. Very few students purchase the textbook, but I did want to let you know that it is a possibility. Also, review the Chapter 1 Key Issues. These are worksheets that go along with the chapter. We will complete a Key Issues Packet for each chapter in the textbook. These are chapter study guides and will help you review the chapter. Please print & complete these questions as you read Chapter 1.
The third and last part of summer prep is to begin your vocabulary notecards. AP Human Geography is a very vocabulary intensive class. You will create vocabulary notecards for each chapter of study. A majority of the words are in your textbook, but a few will require the internet. You will need to purchase or make (cut-up paper) 3 x 5 notecards. Please follow the vocabulary format & vocabulary list for Chapter 1.
If you have friends interested in taking AP Human Geography next year, but may not have registered for the class, please direct them to the South Medford website to get these summer homework assignments. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Baugh.