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Utah Geography
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When talking about Teacher’s Resources, always lead with this comprehensive offering to accompany the Student Edition.

What is the Teacher's Edition 

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THIS alignment that our book has is a teacher’s dream and the first thing you should mention when talking about the Student Edition.

What is CED Alignment

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Suggestive of a musical pitch, this friendly writing style was written with 9th graders in mind and appeals to all APHG students.

What is Tone 

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This author has lived at about 40°N in latitude in three different places: Beijing, Indiana, and  Kansas. They have also attended the AP Reading since 2003, and have co-chaired the APHG test development committee.

Who is Max Lu 

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This feature, found in each Module, will help students to focus on important content and avoid potential pitfalls on exam day.

What are AP Exam Tips

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At the end of each Module, the authors provide one of these questions to serve as a guide before students try Their Turn.

What is an Example FRQ.

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Approximately three percent of Utah's surface is covered by this commodity. 

What is water. 

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These engaging videos, recorded by the TE author, offer content summaries, teaching tips, and advice on how to make the most of the Teacher’s Resource Materials.

What are Unit Overview Videos

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These short sections will help pace student learning so they can tackle difficult topics in manageable chunks.

What are Modules

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This helpful feature reduces the need for page-turning when students need to find the definition of a bold term in this vocab-heavy course.

What is the Margin Glossary

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Our only student edition author in the high school classroom has been teaching the course since its inception, has attended every Reading, was a member of the APHG Test Development Committee, AND served as president of the National Council for Geographic Education. They are also a big NY Mets fan… even though they now live in Georgia.

Who is Ken Keller

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This unit-ending feature asks students to analyze the geographical patterns and trends found in photos. And it assesses Skill Category 4: Source Analysis.

What is Seeing Geography. 

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Approximately 30 to 40% of the multiple-choice questions on the Exam will reference maps, tables, charts, graphs, etc. These question-types appear throughout our module and unit reviews.

What are Stimulus

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Close to 42 percent of the state’s inhabitants live in this sodium-rich county.

What is Salt Lake County

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These activities appear at the beginning of each Unit in the TE to offer relevant real-world investigations into the Unit’s core concepts.

What are Case Studies

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These guiding statements help focus student attention and guide their comprehension as they make their way through the Module’s content.

What are Learning Goals 

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This separate online-only glossary will acquaint students with terms they might not yet be familiar with, but will encounter throughout their academic career.

What is the Academic Glossary. 
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This author was responsible for the launch of APHG at ETS, assisted Chief Readers at the AP Readings, organized annual PD workshops, and currently serves on the board of directors for NCGE. In their free time, they help out at their son’s farm in upstate NY.

Who is Barbara Hildebrant

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This feature provides students with opportunities to think critically about all sides of an issue when investigating current controversies in Human Geography. And it assesses Skill Category 1: Concepts and Processes

What is Subject to Debate. 

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The Exam offers both individual multiple-choice questions, and these types of question groupings that rely on a stimulus or text excerpt. Our AP Text offers many of these examples for students to gain practice with.

What are Set-based questions. 

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Snowbird is in this Utah/Idaho Mountain Range. 

What is the Wasatch [Mountian] Range 

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These unit-closing activities will get students out exploring their communities and answering targeted questions to deepen their skills of analysis.

what are Field Work Activities

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These sections conclude each Module, highlighting key takeaways that students should master before moving on.

What are Module Reviews

400

Students struggle with data analysis. For that reason, we offer scaffolded support to the maps and graphs in the text in the form of…

What are Figure Legend Questions

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This Teacher’s Edition author has a Ph.D. with an emphasis on geography assessment, so it’s a good thing we had them write the end of Unit questions in the student edition too,

Who is Kelly Swanson

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This feature in every Unit and Module provides students with the opportunity to practice their skills and prepare for the Exam

What are AP Exam Practice Questions

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Our unit-ending FRQs follow the same structure as the requirements for the three FRQs on the Exam. One of the three FRQs also requires students to pull information from multiple units, making this a _______ question.

What is Cumulative. 

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At 13,528 feet, this is the highest spot in Utah. 

What is Kings Peak. 
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GeoInquries are popular activities to use in the APHG classroom. Our TE proposes when to incorporate these activities to help get students accustomed to using GIS. The TE feature is called….

What is ESRI Activities

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What is Human Geography all about? This module offers context for what to expect in this diverse and interconnected course.

What is Module 0

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Each Unit begins with this feature that alerts students to what’s to come and sparks their interest by identifying themes that are relevant to their everyday lives. 

What are Unit Introductions 

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This University Professor comes to us from their work in co-authoring Contemporary Human Geography from which our AP text is derived.

Who is Rod Neumann

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Found after Module 59 this 16-page feature includes full-color graphs, maps, and pictures. 

What is the full AP Practice Exam

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Each Multiple-Choice and Free-Response question is paired with what content from the CED, to show teachers that students are getting adequate practice with each of these important categories?

What are Course Skills.

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Name every state that borders Utah in 30 seconds.

What is Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico  

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