Welcome to AP Human Geography!
My name is Eric Rodgers! I have been teaching Social Science in the Chino Valley Unified School District for 25 years, and am so excited to be part of the team opening our brand new Biomedical, Science, and Technology Academy as your AP Human Geography Teacher! This is going to be a fun, exciting, and adventurous school year as we explore the impact that our planet has had on the people... and the impact we as people have had on our planet! We will be doing high level thinking to ask important questions about topics such as the impacts of population growth, migration patterns, politics, urban and rural life, etc. on our world.
This course will follow the College Board and Description(CED) as we "introduce students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteraion of Earth's surface. Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine socioeconomic organizationand its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their research and applications. The curriculum reflects the goals of the National Geography Standards."
Your student will be challenged to understand the concepts and skills that go along with Human Geography and will ultimately be invited to take the AP Exam on May 3, 2023 with a chance to both prove what they have learned AND earn college credit! (Information regarding test sign-ups etc., will come at a later date.) For my part, I promise I will do everything I can to ensure my student's success. The combination of determination from both myself and you the students can only lead to a fun and successful year!
Class Platforms, Assignments, and Grades
We will be using Google Classroom to post all assignments in this class. Most assignments will be turned in digitally, though a few may be turned in on traditional paper. Below I have put the links for each Period's Google Classroom. In the Google Classrom you will also see a copy of the class syllabus, the Course and Exam Description (CED), and eventually, all assignments.
You will also want to check Aeries Portal for your students grades. I will updating the portal weekly so you can keep track of your student's grades. To reach the portal simply click on the Link below.
The best way to contact me is via email by clicking the link below. You can also contact me through the Google Classroom. If you have any questions, a student needs extra help, etc., please do not hesitate to reach out. My committment is to do everything I can to respond to your email or phone call within 24 hours.
Phone = (909)627-7351
Email = firstname.lastname@example.org
I will also be offering Office Hours where students can come in and get extra help, ask questions, etc. They are as follows...
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday... 8AM-8:30AM AND 3:22PM-4PM.
Students are always welcome to contact me via email or google classroom as well, and I will get back to them as soon as I possibly can.