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Unit 1

1.0 Unit 1 Overview: Thinking Geographically

1 min readโ€ขjune 1, 2020

Sana Fatah


Introduction

Unit 1 introduces the basics of human geography, like how geographers specify where something is and how humans interact with the land around them. All the vocabulary for this unit is highlighted in yellow. Key to success in AP Human is studying vocab, especially for Unit 1! Because this unit lays the foundation for the rest of the course, the vocabulary and general concepts are the most important takeaways.ย 

Important Vocabulary

  • latitude

  • longitude

  • map scale

  • Geospatial technologies

  • Absolute vs relative location

  • Place

  • Spatial Interactions

  • Human-Environmental Interactions

  • scales of analysis

  • Formal region

  • functional region

  • perceptual region

  • vernacular regions

๐ŸŽฅ Watch: AP HUG - Unit 1 In a Nutshell

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