Take Home Tests (ALL) for 2nd semester
These are ALL of the take-home tests available for the rest of the school year. I'll give you due dates for each chapter as we're working on them in turn, but feel free to get ahead - it can't hurt. Remember to ONLY use your textbook for these (the questions come straight out of the chapter). And, if I'm ever absent please work on these (current or future ones) on your ipad.
Chapter 8 - Political Geography
|INSIDE NORTH KOREA HW (DUE SUNDAY BY 11:59pm, or earlier)|
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Topics: (Political Geography):
Introduction: this topic deals with the basic terminology of political geography, as well as a review of states, nations, and nation-states, colonialism, Territory of the seas, issues defining states (case study of Taiwan and north/south Korea).
|Nation-State Reading (Friedman, "From Beirut to Jerusalem")|
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|Immagined Communities (Benedict Anderson - excerpt on Nationalism)|
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VICE NEWS -"Alice Seeley Harris's Photos Exposed the Horrors of Colonialism in the Congo" (great primary source photos and article)
Territorial Morphology: This topic deals with the shapes of states (countries) in the 5 basic shapes, along with the ways in which those shapes impact administrative issues in those countries.
|Territorial Morphology - the shape of countries (PowerPoint 2)|
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Supranationalism and Devolution: These complimentary topics deal with when states (countries) come together to form organizations like the U.N. or the E.U., and devolution deals with the breakup of states into parts (e.g., the soviet union, the Balkans, etc.)
|The European Untion (EU) Explained - CPG Grey Video YouTube|
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|2006 FRQ # 3 (A.P. Exam) - Centripetal and Centrifugal Forces|
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Terrorism: deals with differing interpretations, definitions, and aims of terrorists, whether individual or state-sponsored.
|Terrorism (Individual and State Sponsored) PowerPoint 4|
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Borders, Boundaries, & Walls: deals with fundamental issues in political geography including: the formation of boundaries between countries, wall construction (e.g. berlin, Israel), and borders between states.
Chapter 9 - development
Topics: Chapter 9
Measures of development: deals with definitions and measurements of a country's level of development (e.g. the human development index).
|Dubai's Development Model (60 Minutes Video - MP4 - to go with PowerPoint 1 - Development Intro)|
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2014 FRQ (A.P. Exam) - Comparison of Wallerstein's World Systems Theory & Rostow's Model of Economic Development
Gender & Development: deals with the 'geography of gender' - global gender issues, and how the experience of being a woman differs greatly by level of a country's development, including measures such as the G.E.M. and others.
|Gender Development and Obstacles to Development (PowerPoint 2)|
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Chapter 10 - agriculture
|"Ghosts of the Displaced" HW article (New York TImes) *Instrructions/format included in file|
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Topics: Chapter 10
Introduction: deals with definitions & history of human agriculture.
subsistence vs. commercial farming: deals with the differences in the 2 types of farming, including examples and distributions of each.
Types of subsistence farming (self-explanatory)
Types of commercial farming (self-explanatory)
The Von Thunen Model: outlines an important economic and agricultural model you need to know for AP exam.
|The Von Thunen Model of Agricultural Land Usage (PowerPoint 5)|
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Challenges to farmers: outlines the contemporary issues and difficulties with being a farmer.
|Green Revolution in India (supplemental reading with questions)|
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Documentary: Food, Inc.
chapter 11- industry
Topics: Chapter 11
The powerpoint below details all of the major themes of the chapter, including: definitions of industry, the industrial revolution, models of industrial location, and others.
|Made in America Clothing Challenge (video on outsourcing) 5 minutes|
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Chapters 12/13 - Urban Geography & Services
Topics: Chapters 12/13
Introduction: deals with different definitions of 'cities', types of cities, form and function of cities, etc.
Megacities and slums: discusses the rise of 'megacities', as well as details the worlds megacities. In addition, deals with the phenomena of urban slums where millions of people live in poverty just outside of megacities.
Services and the Central Business district (CBD): *this crosses over with the topics from chapter 12, and deals with defining the cbd of cities, outlines their characteristics, as well as defining types of services.
|Services and the Central Business District [cbd] (Powerpoint 3) *Combination with Ch 12 materials|
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urban models: outlines the major (and minor) models of how cities are organized.
|Models of Urban Development - Concentric Zone, Sector, Multiple Nuclei (Powerpoint 4)|
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suburbanization: discusses the rise of suburbs in the united states, including reasons, locations, historical context, and changing demographics.
Urban decay & renewal: discusses the process of cities devolving into slums, followed by the process of renewal (e.g., gentrification).
|The Case for Reparations (Ta-Nehisi Coates - The Atlantic Magazine) *on Redlining|
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