AMERICAN
HISTORY
 
AP HUMAN
GEOGRAPHY
ETHNIC
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THE GEOGRAPHER PROJECT
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This project will help introduce you to the most significant geographers and their geographic theories and models.  Researching your geographer will help you see the patterns and connections of the evolution of the key geographic concepts, models and inventions associated with notable geographers.  These geographers and models come up in all parts of the APHG exam. 

GEOGRAPHERS

  1. Thomas Malthus (U2)
  2. Esther Boserup (U2 & 5)
  3. Wilber Zelinsky (U2)
  4. Ernst George Ravenstein (U2)
  5. Carl Sauer (U3)
  6. Colin Renfrew (U2, U3 & 5)
  7. Marija Gimbutas (U2 & U3)
  8. Alfred Mahan (U4)
  9. Nicholas Spykman (U4)
  10. Halford Mackinder (U4)
  11. Friedrich Ratzel (U4)
  12. J. H. Von Thunen (U5)
  1. Norman Borlaug (U5 & 6)
  2. Walter Rostow (U6)
  3. Immanuel Wallerstein (U6)
  4. Alfred Weber (U6)
  5. H. Carey (U6)
  6. P.O. Muller (U7)
  7. Walter Christaller (U5 & 7)
  8. Chauncey Harris/E. Ullman (U7)
  9. Ernst Burgess (U7)
  10. Homer Hoyt (U7)
  11. P.J. Taylor/R.E. Lang (U7)

PowerPoint Contents

  1. Picture of the geographer if available
  2. Lifespan, where each geographer is from/academic institutions/training
  3. A description of their geographic accomplishment/s and contribution/s
  4. Describe the theory/concepts associated w/the geographer (nature, impact of their work)
  5. Designate which part/s of the APHG outline the person/theory/concept goes with and pages in your textbook that cover that person/theory/concept.  
  6. Visual of their model if they created one. 
  7. Provide your bibliography/sources at the end of the resume.  You need at least 2 sources in addition to your textbook.  

You will present this information to the class as a power point show – we will be taking notes based on your research.  We are depending on each other to gather information so do your part well.

As an evaluation, you will be quizzed about the most influential geographers and models that go with each topic on the outline.

Try this site to see if it has info on your geographer:
http://www.csiss.org/classics/