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1 Lake County Schools Investing In Excellence! College and Career Readiness Academic Services April 2013

2 WELCOME Seminar For Advanced Placement Academic Services April 2013

3 Community Builder: Just like me….. 1.One person begins introducing themselves to the group –School –Favorite geography topic –Least favorite geography topic

4 Students will share with the class one strategy or tip they will use on exam day I DO Instructor will review the 21st Centry skills and AP success stats with students and make a conncetion to the AP Seminar Instructor will review specific content for AP course of study WE DO Instructor and students will utilize test taking strategies to answer multiple choice and free response answers YOU DO Students will utilize materials from the AP Seminar to study for AP exam April 6 & April Learning Goal : Learners will understand and implement effective test taking strategies for passing AP exams. Objective Learners will: utilize content knowledge learned in AP courses coupled with effective test taking strategies to increase pass rate by completing practice AP test questions Bellwork: Community Builder Strategic Plan Goal # 1 Increased Student Achievement NEXT STEPS: 1.Utilize new learning and implement on AP exam 2.Continue to study for AP exam Benchmarks: Exit Activity Essential Question: How do we revolutionize the way we teach, lead, and learn for 21 st century success? Common Language: Advanced Placement Effective Strategies

5 21 st Century Skills Tony Wagner, The Global Achievement Gap 1. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 2. Collaboration and Leadership 3. Agility and Adaptability 4. Initiative and Entrepreneurialism 5. Effective Oral and Written Communication 6. Accessing and Analyzing Information 7. Curiosity and Imagination Academic Services

6 Positive Statistics Hurray Lake County Schools Lake County Schools…. –Named to the College Board District Honor Roll

7 Content Overview APHG Strategies and Examples, 2013 APHG Content, 2013 –Graphic organizers –PeopleTheoriesModels –Online Resources Multiple Choice Sample Questions FRQ Sample

8 Strategies and Practice Multiple Choice Mark your answers clearly and neatly Be aware of time, you have 60 minutes to answer 75 questions on the AP Exam; do not linger over a question too long. –There 18 sample questions in your packet Mark questions to return to later. Once you return, if you still don't know the answer, make an educated guess. Every so often, check to make sure you're bubbling on the correct number

9 Strategies and Practice Multiple Choice Remember that you're looking for the best answer - there will be distractors. Read all answer choices carefully. Ignore test-takers that finish before you; use the entire allotted time to go back over answers. There is no guessing penalty. If you run out of time, pick one letter for the remaining answers and go for it.

10 Strategies and Practice Free Response Understanding what the question is asking - Know the FRQ vocabulary PREWRITING The Deadlies Editing –Keep the margins open

11 Exit Activity With a shoulder partner, turn and talk about one strategy you will utilize on your AP exam and why. If it is good share it with the group Please answer the interest inventory as accurately and honestly as possible.

12 AP Content 2013 Which areas would you like to review? Geography Overview –Themes –Diffusion –Regions Population –Concepts –Demographic Transition Model –Population Pyramids

13 AP Content 2013 Which areas would you like to review? Culture –Popular v. Local –Patterns and Process –Appropriation v. Assimilation –Customs Language –Major Families –Lingua Franca –Pidgin and Creole –Religions –Cultural Landscapes Toponyms

14 AP Content 2013 Which areas would you like to review? Political Geography Agriculture, Rural and the Environmental Geography Urban Geography, Industrialization and Globalization

15 Multiple Choice Practice In your student packet, find the 18 sample multiple choice questions and complete them Discuss answers

16 Free Response Question Industrial location models are used to explain geographic patterns of economic activity. The maps above show automobile factories built before and after 1986 in the United States. A. Identify TWO changes in the geography of automobile factory construction shown by the maps. B. Identify and explain TWO factors related to industrial location that may have contributed to the changes.

17 Survey In your student packet, please locate the APHG Seminar Interest Inventory survey and complete it. Hand it to the instructor before you leave. …and Good Luck in the AP Human Geography Exam on Friday, May 17th


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