AP Human Geography

urbanization Transformation of a population from rural to urban status; the process of city formation and expansion. urban morphology the study of the physical form and structure of urban places urban hearth area An area, like Mesopotamia or the Nile River Valley where large cities first existed. Borchert’s Model of Read more…

AP Human Geography 01: Basic Concepts

Built Landscape an area of land represented by its features and patterns of human occupation and use of natural resources [Changing attribute of a place] Sequent Occupance The notion that successive societies leave their cultural imprints on a place, each contributing to the cumulative cultural landscape. This is an important Read more…

Chapter 1 AP Human geography Vocabulary

Sequent Occupance: successive societies leave their cultural imprints on a place that add up to the cultural landscape. this symbolizes Human Environment Interaction. Cultural Landscape: the fashioning of natural landscape by a culture group to fit their needs. Arithmetic Density: total number of people divided by total area of land. Read more…

AP Human Geography Chapter 3 Vocab

brain drain large-scale immigration by talented people chain migration migration of people to a specific location because relatives or members of the same nationality previously migrated there circulation short-term, repetitive or cyclical movements that recur on a regular basis counter urbanization net migration from urban to rural areas in mdcs. Read more…

Ap human geography chapter 1 test

environmental determinism human geographers should apply laws from the natural sciences to understanding relationships between the physical environment and human actions. Humboldt and Ritter concentrated on how the physical environment caused social development Gis(Geographic information system) a computer system that can capture,store,query,analyze,and display geographic data.(involves storing information about a location Read more…

AP Human Geography Chapter 2 Vocab

Agricultural Density The ratio of the number of farmers to the total amount of land suitable for agriculture. Agricultural Revolution The time when human beings first domesticated plants and animals and no longer relied entirely on hunting and gathering. Arithmetic Density The total number of people divided by the total Read more…

AP Human Geography

language a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols dialect the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people pidgin language A form of speech that adopts a simplified grammar and limited vocabulary of a lingua franca, used for communications among Read more…

AP Human Geography chapter 7 vocab

apartheid laws (no longer in effect) in South Africa that physically separated different races into different geographic areas. balkanization process by which a state breaks down through conflicts among its ethnicities balkanized a small geographic area that could not successfully be organized into one or more stable states because it Read more…

AP Human Geography-Unit 4

Federal A political-territorial system wherein a central government represents the various entities within a nation-state where they have common interests Gerrymandering Redistricting for advantage, or the practice of dividing areas into electoral districts to give one political party an electoral majority in a large number of districts Heartland the part Read more…

AP Human Geography Chapter 1 Vocabulary

Fieldwork the study of geographic phenomena by visiting and observing how people interact with and thereby change those places. Human Geography One of the two major divisions of Geography; the spatial analysis of human population, its cultures, activities, and landscapes. Globalization the expansion of economic, political, and cultural processes to Read more…

ap human geography chapter 1 terms

define space time compression relating it to technological innovations Space time compression is the increasing sense of connectivity that seems to be bringing people closer together even thought their distances are the same. Space time compression is the solution to distance decay because technology (internet,cell phones) is allowing us to Read more…

AP Human Geography Chapter 9 Vocab

urban morphology the study of the physical form and structure of urban places city conglomeration of people and buildings clustered together to serve as a center of politics, culture, and economics urban the entire build-up, non-rural area and its population, including the most recently constructed suburban appendages. Provides a better Read more…