AP Human Geography: Unit 1 - Introduction to Geography: Guided Notes


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These are guided notes to go along with Mr. Eiland's AP Human Geography Unit 1 Powerpoint. You can find the Powerpoint at the following link: http://www.slideshare.net/deilands/ap-human-geography-unit-1

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AP Human Geography: Unit 1 - Introduction to Geography: Guided Notes

  1. 1. Name: _____________________________Class Period: _________ Unit 1 Guided NotesCues (Questions to Study) Note Taking Task 1: Overview of GeographyExample: What are three a. Characteristics of Geography:characteristics of Example: Geography is the study of the Earth’s Surface, the interaction between people andgeography? their environment, a study of locational variation, patterns, and is descriptive. b. Definition of Geography in your own words: Task 2: Important People in Geography What did each add to Geography: Example: Who was the a. Aristotle (384BCE – 322 BCE) first person to show the earth was spherical? b. Eratosthenes (3rd Century BCE) c. Claudius Ptolemy (90 CE – 168 CE) d. Al Idrisi (1099 CE – 1165 CE) e. Abraham Ortelius (1527 CE – 1598 CE) f. George Perkins Marsh (1801 CE - 1882 CE) g. Carl Sauer (1889 CE – 1975 CE)
  2. 2. Name: _____________________________Class Period: _________ Unit 1 Guided Notes Cues Note Taking Task 4: Map Distortion and Scale Summarize the concept of map-scale. Describe map distortion. Map Type Distortion Other Notes Task 5: How to read reference maps. Provide an example of relative location: Provide an example of absolute location: Where are the following located: a. Prime Meridian b. The Equator c. The International Date Line Describe how the International Date Line works:
  3. 3. Name: _____________________________Class Period: _________ Unit 1 Guided Notes Task 6: Thematic Maps Six types of Thematic Maps and Description: Task 7: Other Tools Define GIS: Example of using GIS: Define GPS: Define Remote Sensing: Computer program that uses Remote Sensing and how it is used: Task 8: Five Themes: Location Define Site and provide an example: Define Situation and provide an example: Describe why toponyms are important:
  4. 4. Name: _____________________________Class Period: _________ Unit 1 Guided Notes Task 9: Theme 2: Region Simple definition of region: Define Cultural Landscape: Characteristics of a Formal Region and two examples: Characteristics of a Functional Region and two examples: Characteristics of a Perceptual Region and two examples: Sketch an image that shows the core, domain and sphere of a region. Explain what each are: Task 10: Theme 3: Movement – Part 1 (Space Time Compression and Interaction) Define Space-Time Compression: Define Friction of Distance and give an example: Define Distance Decay and give an example: Explain what the Gravity Model is used to determine: Write the Gravity Model Equation:
  5. 5. Name: _____________________________Class Period: _________ Unit 1 Guided Notes Task 12: Theme 3: Movement – Part 2 (Diffusion) Define diffusion: Type Definition Example Task 13: Theme 4: Place Define Place: Questions Scale asks: Summarize the three types of distribution and give examples of each: Task 14: Theme 5: Human Environmental Interaction Define Human-Environmental Interaction: Explain Environmental-Determinism and give an example: Explain Possibilism and give an example: