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that incorporates real books at the upper high school level?? I am intrigued now...looking forward to this course after looking it up and discussing with my son. He is very interested as well!!!! I wiuld love some REAL books to go with a GOOD text.


Jump In...I only have 5 days to put together and submit my instruction plans to our school district for 10/11...YiKES!!!!



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Here's the suggested reading list for AP Human Geography that I compiled. My son won't read all of these, but will read some.


Achebe, Chinua. Things Fall Apart. New York: Anchor Books. 1994.

Bryson, Bill. A Walk in the Woods. New York: Broadway, 1999.

Diamond, Jared. Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. New York: W. W. Norton, 1999.

Kurlansky, Mark. Salt: A World History. New York: Penguin Books, 2002.

Lapierre, Dominique. City of Joy. N.p. Culver City, 2004.

Friedman, Thomas L. The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization. Rev. ed. New York:

Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2000.

Friedman, Thomas L. The World is Flat(Updated and Expanded): A Brief History of the Twenty First

Century. Rev. ed. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2006.

Friedman, Thomas L. Longitudes and Attitudes: The World in the Age of Terrorism. New York: Anchor

Books, 2003.

Marshall, James Vance. Walkabout. N.p. Sundance, 1984.

Sobel, Dava. Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of

His Time. New York: Walker, 1995.

Steinbeck, John. Travels With Charley: In Search of America. New York: Penguin Books, 1980.

Stigletz, Joseph E. Globalization and Its Discontents. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 2002.

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I believe BJU has a cultural geography course. Sorry I can't link it, the BJU website was under maintainence. Also, saw someone on the sale & swap board sellling the book. Perhaps it incorporates real books?http://www.welltrainedmind.com/forums/showthread.php?t=202648&highlight=cultural



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I ended up putting my own course together ... not complete yet, but here is what I am doing:


For a spine:

World Geography Today (holt), Understanding World Religions (Braswell), Old Testament History (Greenleaf press)



Longitude(book by Sobel) ... we just finished this and it was really good.

Guns, Germs and Steel by Diamond with Guide from the PBS website

Drive through History



Genevive Foster: Augustus Caesar’s World 44 BC- 14 AD and The World of Columbus

Iliad and various books on Greek and Roman Mythology and warfare


National Geographic Articles



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I put my own course together also. It's an AP course that was accepted by the college board as such. The list I gave above was just a small part of the syllabus that listed real books. We're using several textbooks and videos also.



Human Geography in Action

Human Geography: People, Place and Culture

The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography


Also several videos from the Power of Place series along with a few others.

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