This section of the course introduces students to the nature and significance of the political organization of territory at different scales. Students learn that political patterns reflect ideas about how Earth's surface should be organized and affect a wide range of activities and understandings.Below you will find a collection of resources selected from our website that you can use when teaching this topic. The resources were identified as appropriate for use in the the AP Human Geography course by a panel of expert APHG teachers and professional development instructors. As an instructor, you may find the need to scale the content up or down for higher or lower level learning, depending on your students. Explore the site further to find even more for helpful resources. Leave us feedback using the feedback link at the bottom of each web page. We love to hear from members of our communities!To return to the AP Human Geography main page, click here.


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1.6.1: District of Columbia Health Education Standards

Predict how decisions regarding various health behaviors have consequences for oneself.

1.6.1: Indiana Physical Education Standards

Identify personal goals and demonstrate a willingness to achieve specific movement skills and physical fitness challenges.

1.6.1: Indiana Academic Standards for Health & Wellness

Name actions to take toward achieving a short-term health goal.

1.6.1: Indiana's Academic Standards for Visual Art

Demonstrate skills of perception in production of artwork.

1.6.1: Indiana's Academic Standards Music

Show changes in tempo, dynamics, and mood using movement in response to music.

1.6.1: Indiana's Academic Standards English/Language Arts

Print legibly and space letters, words, and sentences appropriately.

1.6.1: Indiana Academic Standards for Dance

Introduce the physical and mental benefits of creative movement.

1.6.1: Indiana Academic Standards for Theatre

Dramatize stories using improvisation and theatre games.

1.6.1: Indiana Academic Standards for Visual Arts

Identify artwork made from the philosophy that art is at its best when it shows us the real world (imitationalism).

1.6.1: Maryland Science Core Learning Goals

The student will use ratio and proportion in appropriate situations to solve problems.

1.6.1: North Dakota Health Content Standards

Explain from whom (e.g., doctors, nurses, firefighters, police, school counselors, school nurses) and where (e.g., nurse's office, counselor's office, fire station) to seek health-related assistance at school and in the community

1.6.1: North Dakota Social Studies Content Standards

Identify the similarities and differences (e.g., family members, clothes, food, style of homes, jobs, celebrations) among families around the world

1.6.1: North Dakota Science Content Standards

Identify tools/inventions (e.g., computer, car, cell phone) that impact the way we live
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