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									   FREEHOLD REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

      OFFICE OF CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

CONTEMPORARY GLOBAL ISSUES AND
INTERNATIONAL STUDIES LEARNING
           CENTERS


                     A.P. Human Geography
                                   COURSE PHILOSOPHY

This course will focus on the underlying principles and concepts of the social science of human
geography. We will explore the various components that make up the discipline of human
geography including development, resource use, urbanization, political geography, and more. We
will analyze global politics as well, in an effort to understand how human geography may impact the
political and cultural boundaries of the globe. In order to accomplish this task each student will
engage in and develop a variety of essential skills including critical and creative thinking, class
discussions, cooperative learning, debates, research techniques, portfolio construction, active
listening, and a wide variety writing techniques.

                                  COURSE DESCRIPTION

Grade Level: 12                              Department: Contemporary Global Issues
                                             and International Studies Learning Centes,
                                             Freehold Township High School


Course Title:   A.P. Human Geography         Credits: 5

Course Codes: 232250, 182650


        BOARD OF EDUCATION INITIAL ADOPTION DATE: August 25, 2008
      Board of Education and Administration
               Mrs. Patricia E. Horvath, President
              Ms. Diana J. Cappiello, Vice President

                        Mr. Tom Caiazza
                        Mrs. Katie Goon
                     Mrs. Bunny Hammer
                       Mrs. Kathie Lavin
                     Mr. Ronald G. Lawson
                      Mrs. Joan Leimbach
                    Mr. Christopher Placitella

                James Wasser, Superintendent
Donna M. Evangelista, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and
                           Instruction


            Curriculum Writing Committee
                        Matthew Mopsick

                         Supervisors
                         Judith Newins
                                   Course Philosophy
    This course will focus on the underlying principles and concepts of the social science of
human geography. We will explore the various components that make up the discipline of
human geography including development, resource use, urbanization, political geography, and
more. We will analyze global politics as well, in an effort to understand how human geography
may impact the political and cultural boundaries of the globe. In order to accomplish this task
each student will engage in and develop a variety of essential skills including critical and creative
thinking, class discussions, cooperative learning, debates, research techniques, portfolio
construction, active listening, and a wide variety writing techniques.


                                   Course Description

    This course begins with an introductory look at the discipline in general. The initial unit
studies how we assess trends in human geography. Included are the basic principles, concepts,
and terminology essential to understanding the discipline. Students will then assess human
geography in all of its various forms. Students will further understand political geography,
development, industrialization, agriculture, services, industry, and other essential concepts. The
final unit of this course analyzes mans pursuit of resources and the potential effects this may
have for the globe.
                                                 Freehold Regional High School District
                                                           Curriculum Map

                                                         A.P. Human Geography


  Relevant         Enduring                                                                                      Assessments
                                Essential Questions
  Standards      Understandings                                                              Diagnostic             Formative             Summative
                                                                                              (before)               (during)               (after)
6.6 Geography    Maps, spatial data,             How are contemporary human               Discussion:             Using modern        Culminating lesson
A1-5             geographic tools and            geography trends measured?                                       geographic tools    essay describing
                 technologies are essential                                               What may be the         and techniques      American trends in
                 for interpreting human          Why is it important to measure and       benefits of             to assess           human geography,
                 geography human                 assess human geography trends and        measuring               contemporary        incorporating key
                 geography trends and            realities?                               geographic data?        American            terminology, and
                 realities.                                                               What tools are used     geographic          assessing geographic
                                                 How are language, ethnicity, and         to measure this         trends.             tools and
                 Language and ethnicity          geography interconnected?                data? Significance.                         technologies.
                 develop in conjunction with
                 settlement patterns and
                 other geographic variables.
World History:   Human societies grow and        How do political and social changes      Cooperative             Based upon both     Multimedia
6.3A-D, F-H      change politically, socially,   affect the course of human               diagnostic and          constant and        presentation
                 and culturally in response to   geography?                               analysis of pre and     variable            assessing how
                 geographic variables.                                                    post Maps of World      geographic data,    political changes lead
                                                 How do governments dictate major         War I. Chart            students create     to migratory
                 Governments are instituted      changes in human geographic              findings and present    their own unique    patterns, use of
                 and function in response to     patterns?                                to class.               society and         resources, and
                 geographic realities.                                                                            explain the         changes in socio-
                                                 How have historical events shaped,                               cultural and        political climate in
                                                 and continue to shape, trends in                                 political changes   nations that were
                                                 human geography?                                                 necessitated by     dramatically
                                                                                                                  the data they are   impacted in the 20th
                                                 How has agriculture influenced                                   analyzing.          century.
                                                 human civilization and human
                                                 geography throughout time, as well
                                                 as currently?

                                                 How has religion influenced human
                                                 civilization and human geography
                                                 throughout time, as well as currently?
  Relevant                Enduring                                                                                   Assessments
                                       Essential Questions                                        Diagnostic            Formative             Summative
  Standards             Understandings                                                             (before)              (during)               (after)
Geography               Human interaction with the    Why are industrial and service           Special Purpose       Panel Discussion:    Group regions project
6.6B,C,D, and E         environment affects places    centers clustered in particular areas?   map construction:     Why do               assessing
                        and regions in unique ways.                                            *natural              metropolitan         industrial/service
                                                                                               boundaries            areas develop in a   clusters. Addressing
                                                      Why do humans settle in certain          *regions              particular region?   location, place,
                                                      areas?                                   *climate                                   meaning and
                                                                                               *resources                                 significance.
                                                                                               *industrial
                                                                                               *agricultural

Economy and Society     MDC’s and LDC’s are           What is fair and free trade and how      Chart analysis of     Debate:              Create infomercial on
6.5 B: 2, 4, 8, and 9   unique entities that define   does it affect human geography?          fair and free trade   National             a specific society and
                        the modern landscape of                                                laws currently in     Economies are        how it is affected by
                        globalization.                What are the effects of international    effect. Draw          independent of       international trade
                                                      trading laws on various societies?       conclusions.          international        practices.
                                                                                                                     trade practices.
                                                      What are the underlying, defining
                                                      characteristics of MDC’s and LDC’s?
                                                    Freehold Regional High School District
                                                       Course Proficiencies and Pacing

                                                             A.P. Human Geography

                                                                                                                      Recommended
         Unit Title                                   Unit Understandings
                                                                                                                        Duration
Unit 1:                        Maps, spatial data, geographic tools and technologies are essential for interpreting      4 Weeks
Introduction to Human          human geography trends and realities.
Geography.
                               1. Students will understand the basic principles associated with the study of
                               Human Geography as well as the modern benefits the discipline has for society.
Unit 2:                        Human societies grow and change politically, socially and culturally in response to       6 Weeks
Populations, Migrations, and   geographic variables.
Settlements.
                               1. Students will understand that the human, historical and political geography of
                               the world undergoes unique changes due to both natural and man-made
                               conditions.
Unit 3:                        Governments are instituted and function in response to geographic realities.              6 Weeks
Political Geography
                               1. Students will understand the modern political boundaries of the contemporary
                               globe and be able to analyze and assess how they came to be this way.
Unit 4:                        Language and ethnicity develop in conjunction with settlement patterns and other          6 Weeks
Language and Ethnicity         geographic variables.

                               1. Students will be able to assess the role language and ethnicity plays in human
                               geography around the globe.
Unit 5:                        MDC’s (More Developed Country)and LDC’s (Less Developed Country) are                      6 Weeks
Development and Urbanization   unique entities that define the modern landscape of globalization.

                               1. Students will be able to understand current trends in development and
                               urbanization around the globe.
Unit 6:                        Human interaction with the environment affects places and regions in unique               6 Weeks
The Earth’s Resources          ways.

                               1. Students will understand how man uses the Earth’s resources and what that
                               means for future generations.
                                                                     Freehold Regional High School District
                                                                              A.P. Human Geography
                                                                    Unit #1: Introduction to Human Geography


Enduring Understanding: Maps, spatial data, geographic tools and technologies are essential for interpreting human geography trends and
                            realities.
Essential Questions: How are contemporary human geography trends measured?
                      Why is important to measure and assess human geography trends and realities?
Unit Goal: Students will understand the basic principles associated with the study of Human Geography as well as the modern benefits the discipline has for society.
Duration of Unit: 4 Weeks
NJCCCS: 6.6 A1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
    Guiding / Topical                 Content, Themes,                   Instructional Resources and
                                                                                                               Teaching Strategies               Assessment Strategies
       Questions                     Concepts, and Skills                          Materials
 What is human geography          Students will identify and          Text: Rubenstein, James. Human      Cooperative learning groups           Objective assessments to
 and what does it teach?          understand the following            Geography. The Cultural Landscape   analyzing unique technologies used    measure mastery of
                                  terms in a variety of contexts:                                         by human geographers and              terminology essential to
 What do geographers use to       GPS, GIS, Cartography,              http://www.bbc.com/                 cartographers.                        understanding human
 assess and analyze patterns in   Concentrations, Regional                                                                                      geography.
 human geography?                 Studies                                                                 ‘Geographic Tools’ study and
                                                                      http://www.cnn.com/                 presentation. How human               AP style test identifying
 Can changes in human             Students will explain the role                                          geographers analyze.                  major terms, concepts, and
 geography be measured?           of human geographers in the                                                                                   theories in human geography.
                                  modern era.                         http://www.nytimes.com/             Lecture/Discussion with daily
 What do human geographers                                                                                reflection questions.                 Essays dealing with particular
 use to measure change in         Students will describe modern                                                                                 tools and technologies.
 modern societies?                tools human geographers use                                             Map-skills in relation to proper
                                  to assess trends.                                                       terminology and identification of     Multi-media presentations
 What role does human                                                                                     key global concepts.                  dealing with the benefits that
 geography play in the 21st       Students will list and describe                                                                               proper understanding of
 century?                         key figures in the early study                                          Graph and chart skills essential to   human geography can have in
                                  of human geography.                                                     understanding fundamental and         contemporary society.
                                                                                                          core principles of human
                                                                                                          geography.                            Hands-on presentations
                                                                                                                                                dealing with GPS technology
                                                                                                          Career assessment activities and      and the role it is playing in
                                                                                                          guest speakers…What is Human          the 21st century.
                                                                                                          Geography and what career paths
                                                                                                          does it offer?                        Research paper on important
                                                                                                                                                questions.
                                                                                                          Hands-on applications of modern
                                                                                                          GPS systems.
Suggestions on how to differentiate in this unit:
 Teachers may employ cooperative learning strategies to facilitate peer assistance to all students.
 Teachers may also provide ancillary materials and reteaching assignments to students who require additional practice on the content, themes, concepts, and
    skills of this unit.
 Teachers may incorporate activities and strategies to appeal to multiple intelligences and learning styles.
                                                                      Freehold Regional High School District
                                                                             A.P. Human Geography
                                                                 Unit #2: Populations, Migrations, and Settlements

Enduring Understanding: Human societies grow and change politically, socially, and culturally in response to geographic variables.
Essential Questions: How do political and social changes affect the course of human geography?
                      How do governments dictate major changes in human geographic patterns?
                     How have historical events shaped, and continue to shape, trends in human geography?
                      How has agriculture influenced human civilization and human geography throughout time, as well as currently?
                     How has religion influenced human civilization and human geography throughout time, as well as currently?
Unit Goal: Students will understand that the human, historical and political geography of the world undergoes unique changes due to both natural and man-made
conditions.
Duration of Unit: 6 Weeks
NJCCS: 6.3A-D, F-H. 6.6B,C, and D
    Guiding / Topical                   Content, Themes,                 Instructional Resources and
                                                                                                                 Teaching Strategies                  Assessment Strategies
       Questions                       Concepts, and Skills                        Materials
What political events in the        Students will identify various     Text: Rubenstein, James. Human      Cooperative learning groups for          Objective assessment
20th century have affected          world regions and their unique     Geography. The Cultural Landscape   analysis of various regions around       identifying various issues
human geographic patterns?          and unifying characteristics.                                          the globe.                               around the globe in which
                                                                       http://www.bbc.com/                                                          fundamental principles of
How are government’s                Students will identify and                                             Individual-based, current events         human geography are essential
creations, histories, and           analyze various historical                                             research, presentations and              to understanding their roots.
current statuses reflective of      instances which resulted in        http://www.cnn.com/                 discussions addressing various
human geographic patterns?          shifts in migration trends and                                         human geography trends in                AP style, multiple choice test
                                    overall settlement patterns.                                           regions across the globe.                identifying major terms,
What types of social, political,                                       http://www.nytimes.com/                                                      figures, organizations, and
and cultural events have            Students will identify and                                             Lecture/Discussion coupled with          political structures in various
historically affected patterns in   understand the following terms                                         daily reflection questions.              regions of study.
human geography?                    in a variety of contexts:          The New York Times
                                    Agricultural Revolution,                                               Cooperative learning groups for          Paper: Addressing an
How did the advent of               Crude Birth Rate, Crude Death      The Wall Street Journal             research on, construction and            historical event, period, or
agriculture change the              Rate, Density, Demographic                                             presentation of interactive lessons      crisis that had an impact on
complexion of human society?        Transition, Infant Mortality       Foreign Affairs Bi-Monthly          dealing with major historical            human migration or settlement
                                    Rate                                                                   events and their effect on human         patterns.
How has religion historically       Ecumene, Natural Increase                                              geography.
affected the complexion of          Rate, Total Fertility Rate, Zero                                                                                Research assignment and
human society?                      Population Growth                                                      Historical readings dealing with         paper: Investigate the birth
                                                                                                           ancient agricultural civilizations.      and rise of a modern nations’
How can human geography             Students will evaluate the                                                                                      government. Assess human
currently deal with large-scale     impact of the Industrial                                               Films dealing with current               geography factors that led to
humanitarian crises around the      Revolution.                                                            political, cultural, and social issues   the rise of the nation and its
world?                                                                                                     currently affecting trends in            early growth.
                                                                                                           human geography.
Suggestions on how to differentiate in this unit:
 Teachers may employ cooperative learning strategies to facilitate peer assistance to all students.
 Teachers may also provide ancillary materials and reteaching assignments to students who require additional practice on the content, themes, concepts, and
    skills of this unit.
 Teachers may incorporate activities to appeal to multiple intelligences and learning styles.
                                                                  Freehold Regional High School District
                                                                         A.P. Human Geography
                                                                       Unit # 3: Political Geography

Enduring Understanding: Governments are instituted and function in response to geographic realities.
Essential Questions: How do political and social changes affect the course of human geography?
                     How do governments dictate major changes in human geographic patterns?
                     How have historical events shaped, and continue to shape, trends in human geography?
                     How has agriculture influenced human civilization and human geography throughout time, as well as currently?
                     How has religion influenced human civilization and human geography throughout time, as well as currently?
Unit Goal: Students will understand the modern political boundaries of the contemporary globe and be able to analyze and assess how they came to be this way.
Duration of Unit: 6 weeks
NJCCCS: 6.3F-H, 6.5B 8-9, and 6.6B, C, and D.
     Guiding / Topical                Content, Themes,                 Instructional Resources and
                                                                                                               Teaching Strategies                 Assessment Strategies
        Questions                    Concepts, and Skills                        Materials
 What is the political makeup    Students will identify and           Text: Rubenstein, James. Human      Lecture/Discussion coupled with        Graphic organizer quiz on the
 of the modern world?            understand the following terms       Geography. The Cultural Landscape   daily reflection questions.            various types of boundaries
                                 in a variety of contexts:                                                                                       used by human geographers.
 How did the concept of the      Sovereignty, States,                 http://www.bbc.com/                 Create graphic organizers for a
 state develop?                  City-states, Microstates,                                                variety of purposes.                   AP style objective test
                                 Compact States, Landlocked           http://www.cnn.com/                                                        identifying major terms and
 How are political boundaries    States, Cultural Boundaries                                              Cooperative learning groups for        concepts of political
 determined and maintained?                                           http://www.nytimes.com/             research, construction, and            geography.
                                 Students will describe the rise of                                       presentation of state-less
 What different types of         the modern state in the contexts                                         organizations in the 20th century.     Open Ended Writing:
 boundaries are used when        of human settlement, migration,                                                                                 How political boundaries are
 assessing human geography?      and movement.                                                            Individually based, current events     determined.
                                                                                                          research, portfolio construction,
 How do political entities       Students will describe the                                               and presentations/discussions on       Review Games
 interact with one another?      phenomenon of state-less                                                 state-less organizations in the 20th
                                 organizations in the 20th century.                                       century                                Current events portfolio on
 How does modern terrorism                                                                                                                       modern terrorist
 operate within the context of   Students will compare and                                                Individual internet research on        organizations, their
 political geography?            contrast various forms of                                                political boundaries that have         foundation, and their appeal.
                                 political organization in the                                            caused crises in the 20th century.
 How have state-less             modern world.                                                            (Pakistan-India-Kashmir)               Issues portfolios with self
 organizations come to power                                                                                                                     assessments and reflective
 and how do they operate?        Students will be able to evaluate                                                                               essays.
                                 and use appropriate technology
                                 to research current events and                                                                                  Film reviews and critiques on
                                 contemporary issues.                                                                                            pieces dealing with 9/11, al
                                                                                                                                                 Qaeda, and Hezbollah.
Suggestions on how to differentiate in this unit:
 Teachers may employ cooperative learning strategies to facilitate peer assistance to all students.
 Teachers may also provide ancillary materials and reteaching assignments to students who require additional practice on the content, themes, concepts, and
    skills of this unit.
 Teachers may incorporate activities and strategies to appeal to multiple intelligences and learning styles.
                                                                       Freehold Regional High School District
                                                                              A.P. Human Geography
                                                                         Unit # 4: Language and Ethnicity

Enduring Understanding: Language and ethnicity develop in conjunction with settlement patterns and other geographic variables.
Essential Question: How are language, ethnicity, and geography interconnected?
Unit Goal: Students will be able to assess the role language and ethnicity plays in human geography around the globe.
Duration of Unit: 6 weeks
NJCCCS: 6.3F-H, 6.5B 8-9, and 6.6B, C, and D.
     Guiding / Topical                 Content, Themes,                    Instructional Resources and
                                                                                                                   Teaching Strategies               Assessment Strategies
        Questions                     Concepts, and Skills                           Materials
 Where are languages              Students will identify and             Text: Rubenstein, James. Human       Lecture/Discussion coupled with      Graphic organizer quiz on
 distributed around the globe     understand the following terms         Geography. The Cultural Landscape    daily reflection questions.          various languages from around
 and where are the major          in a variety of contexts: Dialect,                                                                               the globe and how they
 language groups?                 Standard Language, Isogloss,           http://www.bbc.com/                  Cooperative learning projects and    developed.
                                  Language Group, Creolized                                                   presentations on relevant topics.
 Why is English the most          Language, Ideograms,                   http://www.cnn.com/                                                       AP style objective test
 prevalent language around the    Apartheid, Self-determination,                                              Individually based, current events   identifying major terms and
 globe?                           Ethnic Cleansing                       http://www.nytimes.com/              research, portfolio construction,    concepts dealing with
                                                                                                              and presentations/discussions on     language, ethnicity, and
 What is the function of          Students will describe the role        Appropriate Scenes from the          current ethnic crises around the     geography.
 language and how is it           that language plays in human           Following Films:                     globe.
 preserved?                       societies and throughout               Hotel Rwanda (2004)                                                       Open ended writing regarding
                                  human history.                         Frontline: Ghosts of Rwanda (2004)   Creating and using graphic           ethnic crises around the globe
 Where are ethnicities                                                                                        organizer to demonstrate relevant    at various points in time.
 distributed around the globe?    Students will be able to evaluate                                           data.
                                  and use appropriate technology                                                                                   Create review games using
 What are the reasons for their   to research current events and                                              Creating multi-media presentations   appropriate technology.
 specific location?               contemporary issues.                                                        on relevant topics.
                                                                                                                                                   Develop research thesis on the
 Why have ethnic conflicts                                                                                                                         ethnic crisis in Rwanda and
 been so prevalent in the last                                                                                                                     Bosnia in the 1990’s.
 century?
                                                                                                                                                   Cumulative mutli-media
 Why has ethnic cleansing                                                                                                                          presentations on historical
 become prevalent in the last                                                                                                                      examples of ethnic crisis and
 century?                                                                                                                                          cleansing.

                                                                                                                                                   Creating a docudrama in
                                                                                                                                                   cooperative groups.
Suggestions on how to differentiate in this unit:
 Teachers may employ cooperative learning strategies to facilitate peer assistance to all students.
 Teachers may also provide ancillary materials and reteaching assignments to students who require additional practice on the content, themes, concepts, and
    skills of this unit.
 Teachers may incorporate activities and strategies to appeal to multiple intelligences and learning styles.
                                                                     Freehold Regional High School District
                                                                             A.P. Human Geography
                                                                    Unit # 5: Development and Urbanization

Enduring Understanding: MDC’s (Mor e Developed Country) and LDC’s (Less Developed Country) are unique entities that define the modern
                             landscape of globalization.
Essential Questions: What is fair and free trade and how does it affect human geography?
                         What are the effects of international trading laws on various societies?
                         What are the underlying, defining characteristics of MDC’s and LDC’s?
Unit Goal: Students will be able to understand current trends in development and urbanization around the globe.
Duration of Unit: 6 weeks
NJCCCS: 6.6A3, 4, and 5. 6.3 E and F. 6.6C and D. 6.5B2, 4, and 8.

     Guiding / Topical               Content, Themes,                  Instructional Resources and
                                                                                                                 Teaching Strategies               Assessment Strategies
        Questions                   Concepts, and Skills                         Materials
 Why do countries develop        Students will identify and           Text: Rubenstein, James. Human      Lecture/Discussion/Reflection           Graphic organizer quiz on
 differently?                    understand the following             Geography. The Cultural Landscape                                           the several differences
                                 terms in a variety of contexts:                                          Create graphic organizers on            between MDC’s and LDC’s.
 How are MDC’s and LDC’s         Human Development Index              http://www.bbc.com/                 differences and similarities of MDC’s
 distributed around the globe?   (HDI), MDC/LDC, Primary                                                  and LDC’s.                              AP style objective test
                                 Sector, Secondary Sector,            http://www.cnn.com/                                                         identifying major terms,
 What issues do LDC’s and        Tertiary Sector, Gender-related                                          Cooperative learning groups for         figures, organizations, and
 MDC’s face respectively?        Development (GDI), Gender-           http://www.nytimes.com/             research on urbanization trends.        political structures.
                                 empowerment Measure
 What characteristics define     (GEM), Foreign Direct                                                    Cooperative learning groups for         Political cartoon portfolio on
 the nature of MDC’s and         Investment (FDI),                                                        research and creation of multi-media    selected issue couples with
 LDC’s?                          Transnational Corporations,                                              presentations.                          self reflection essay.
                                 Metropolitan Statistical Area,
 What role does gender play in   Micropolitan Statistical Area,                                           Individually based, current events      Debate: Urban vs. Rural as
 LDC’s and MDC’s?                Concentric Zone Model,                                                   research, portfolio construction, and   an organizer for societies.
                                 Sector Model, Multiple Nuclei                                            presentations/discussions dealing
 Where have urban areas          Model                                                                    with inner-city settlement patterns.    DBQ on corruption and rule
 developed globally?                                                                                                                              of law.
                                 Students will describe the                                               Cooperative learning groups for
 What problems do urban          characteristics of urbanization,                                         construction of a graphic organizer     End of year, cumulative
 areas tend to face?             both modern and historical.                                              to describe global trends in            cultural presentations.
                                                                                                          urbanization.
 What characteristics define     Students will be able to                                                                                         Current Events Portfolio on
 urbanization?                   evaluate and use appropriate                                             Individual internet research on         countries under study.
                                 technology to research current                                           specific cities in the United States
                                 events and contemporary                                                  and their issues that pertain to
                                 issues.                                                                  urbanization.
Suggestions on how to differentiate in this unit:
 Teachers may employ cooperative learning strategies to facilitate peer assistance to all students.
 Teachers may also provide ancillary materials and reteaching assignments to students who require additional practice on the content, themes, concepts, and
    skills of this unit.
 Teachers may incorporate activities and strategies to appeal to multiple intelligences and learning styles.
                                                                      Freehold Regional High School District
                                                                             A.P. Human Geography
                                                                         Unit # 6: The Earth’s Resources

Enduring Understanding: Human interaction with the environment affects places and regions in unique ways.
Essential Questions: Why do humans settle in certain areas?
                     Why are industrial and service centers clustered in particular areas?
Unit Goal: Students will understand how man uses the Earth’s resources and what that means for future generations.
Duration of Unit: 6 weeks
NJCCCS: 6.6A3, 4, and 5. 6.3 E and F. 6.6C and D. 6.5B2, 4, and 8.
     Guiding / Topical             Content, Themes, Concepts,             Instructional Resources and
                                                                                                                Teaching Strategies               Assessment Strategies
        Questions                           and Skills                              Materials
 What resources are essential to   Students will understand the           Text: Rubenstein, James. Human   Lecture/Discussion coupled with      Graphic organizer quiz on the
 man?                              following terms in various             Geography. The Cultural          daily reflection questions.          uses of major resources.
                                   contexts: Biomass,                     Landscape
 What resources are being used     Animate/Inanimate Power, Fossil                                         Creating graphic organizers and      AP style objective test
 extensively by man?               Fuels,                                 http://www.bbc.com/              outlines                             identifying major terms and
                                   Proven/potential Reserves,                                                                                   concepts from the unit.
 How do politics affect            OPEC, Pollution, Global                http://www.cnn.com/              Cooperative learning groups for
 resource allocation?              Warming, Greenhouse Effect,                                             research on, construction of, and    Short Answer Quiz: describing
                                   Landfill, Sustainable Development      http://www.nytimes.com/          presentation on alternative energy   resource use, alternative
 How does resource use affect                                                                              sources, resource allocation, and    energy sources, etc.
 the environment?                  Students will compare and                                               the politics of resource
                                   contrast the various alternative                                        distribution, pollution or other     Create special purpose maps
 How are resources allocated       energy sources.                                                         relevant issues.                     and demonstrate is use and
 globally?                                                                                                                                      appropriateness for a
                                   Students will evaluate and suggest                                                                           designated task.
 What problems exist in            natural resource policies for                                           Individually based, current events
 relation to mans overuse of       various world regions.                                                  research, portfolio construction,
 resources?                                                                                                and presentations/discussions.       AP style essay on how
                                   Students will evaluate various                                                                               governments deal with one
 What alternatives exist for       attempts by citizens and                                                Individual internet research on      another in relation to resource
 fossil fuel use?                  organizations to combat                                                 various unit topics, utilizing       usage and allocation.
                                   environmental degradation as a                                          appropriate databases.
                                   result of fossil fuel use.                                                                                   End of year, cumulative
                                                                                                                                                presentations and
                                   Students will describe the                                                                                   performance assessments.
                                   greenhouse effect.
                                                                                                                                                Current Events Portfolio
                                   Students will be able to evaluate                                                                            (Greenhouse effect, climate
                                   and use appropriate technology to                                                                            change trends, etc.)
                                   research current events and
                                   contemporary issues.
Suggestions on how to differentiate in this unit:
 Teachers may employ cooperative learning strategies to facilitate peer assistance to all students.
 Teachers may also provide ancillary materials and reteaching assignments to students who require additional practice on the content, themes, concepts, and
    skills of this unit.
 Teachers may incorporate activities and strategies to appeal to multiple intelligences and learning styles.

								
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