AP Human Geography chapter 1 vocab

map a two-dimensional or flat scale model of Earth’s surface, or a portion of it place a specific point of Earth distinguished by a particular character region an area of Earth distinguished by a distinctive combination of cultural and physical features scale the relationship between the portion of Earth being Read more…

AP Human Geography Chapter 4 vocabulary

Culture a group of belief systems, norms, and values practiced by a people Folk Culture cultural traits such as dress modes, dwellings, customs, and institutions of usually small, traditional communities, Culture traditionally practiced by a small, homogeneous, rural group living in relative isolation from other groups. Popular Culture Cultural traits Read more…

AP Human Geography Chapter 2 Test

2/3 of World Population East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe Arithmetic Density The total number of people divided by the total land area. Physiological Density The number of people per unit of area of arable land, which is land suitable for agriculture. Agricultural Density The ratio of the number Read more…

AP Human Geography Chapter 7 Vocab

Action Space The geographical area that contains the space an individual interacts with on a daily basis. Beaux Arts This movement within city planning and urban design that stressed the marriage of older, classical forms with newer, industrial ones. Common characteristics of this period include wide thoroughfares, spacious parks, and Read more…

AP Human Geography Unit 1 Test Review Guide

Human Geography One of the two major divisions of geography; the spatial analysis of human population, its cultures, activities, and landscapes. Cartography The art and science of making maps, including data compilation, layout, and design. Also concerned with the interpretation of mapped patterns. Scale Relationship between the portion of Earth Read more…

AP Human Geography- Unit 6

Urbanization The movement of people to, and the clustering of people in, towns and cities- a major force in every geographic realm today. Also when expanding cities absorb the rural countryside and transforms it into suburbs. Urban Morphology The physical layout of a city; its physical form and structure Urban Read more…

AP Human Geography Ch. 2

acculturation the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture artifact a man-made object taken as a whole assimilation the process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure cultural barrier Prevailing cultural attitude rendering certain innovations, ideas or practices unacceptable or unadoptable in that particular culture. cultural Read more…

Ap Human Geography Unit 1 Vocabulary

Cartography The science of making maps Connections Relationships among people and objects across the barrier of space. Cultural Ecology Geographic approach that emphasizes human-environment relationships. Cultural landscape the visible imprint of human activity and culture on the landscape Culture the attitudes and behavior that are characteristic of a particular social Read more…

AP Human Geography Unit 7

barridas / barrios / favelas illegal housing settlements, usually made up of temporary shelters that surround large cities bid-rent theory / peak land value the amount of land different land users are prepared to pay for locations at various distances from the city center blockbustering the rapid change in the 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, Part 3

Perforated state A state whose territory is interrupted (“perforated”) by a separate, independent state totally contained within its borders. Physical/natural political boundary Political boundary defined and delimited (and occasionally demarcated) by a prominent physical feature in the natural landscape such as a river or the crest ridges of a mountain Read more…

AP Human Geography Unit 5

Adaptive Strategies Describes a society’s system of economic production -helps explain some of the differences between societies that are influenced by economy. Agrarian People or societies that are farmers therefore promote agricultural interest ext. -Where agrarian people and societies are located is not generally near cities ext. but these types Read more…

AP Human Geography- Unit 2, First Set of 30

demography the study of population such as it’s economy, education, family size, education, household income, race, gender, occupation, and age. overpopulation refers to when an organism’s numbers exceed the carrying capacity of its habitat. In common parlance, the term usually refers to the relationship between the human population and its Read more…

AP Human Geography Unit 2 (Migration)

Activity Space the space within which daily activity occurs Chain Migration the social process by which immigrants from a particular town follow one another to a different city Cyclic Movement movement that has a closed route repeated annually or seasonally Distance Decay the various degenerative effects of distance on human Read more…

AP Human Geography Unit 3 Vocab

Acculturation The adoption of cultural traits, such as language, by one group under the influence of another. Animism Belief that objects, such as plants and stones, or natural events, like thunderstorms and earthquakes, have a discrete spirit and conscious life Artifact An item from the past (such as a dinosaur Read more…

AP Human Geography 01 Geographic Tools

Distortion disadvantages for maps depicting the entire world of the: shape, distance, relative size, and direction of places on maps Geographic Information System (GIS) a computer system that can capture, store, query, analyze, and display geographic data. Uses geocoding to calculate relationships between objects on a map’s significance Global Positioning Read more…

Ch11 AP Human Geography SA

organic agriculture productions of crops without use of synthetic or industrially produced pesticides and fertilizers primary economic activies economic activities that involve extraction of economically valuable products from the earth including agriculture, ranching, hunting, and gathering forest mining and quarying secondary economic activities activities that take a primary activities and Read more…