• This is the Week of May 18th through May 22nd, 2020!

    I will be finalizing and entering grades for last week's assignments (written form only-all of last week's Zoom attendees have already received credit in PowerSchool) and any later work today (Monday, May 18th). Grades will all be updated by 5:00 P.M. If you see a discrepancy, please email me. 

     

    I would like to congratulate our 2019-2020 Ninth Grade Overall Academic Achievement Award recipient, Miss Aubrey Brown!

    I would like to congratulate the 2019-2020 AP Human Geography Award recipient, Miss Baani Sandhu!

    Great job, ladies!!!

    Additionally, because several students each year perform at a high level and make significant contributions to the overall learning experience in AP Human Geogaphy, I want to recognize those contributions and achievements. Deserving recipients from each class will be recognized for their achievement during this Wednesday's Zoom meetings as we wrap up the year in celebration of an EXTRAORDINARY YEAR (in more than one way)!

     

    Cermonies will occur as follows:

    A-Day classes during the Due to technical difficulties, Zoom MOVED to 11:15 

    B-Day classes during the 12:30 P.M. Zoom 

    Meeting ID: 844-730-1534 

    Pass: 7230

     

     

    Week of May 11th through May 15th 

    E-ticket on Exam Day         YOU MUST ACCESS THE EXAM THROUGH THE LINK ON YOUR E-TICKET!!!!!

    Monday (5/11/2020) POST: Tomorrow's the day we've been waiting for. The 2020 Covid-19 modified AP Human Geography Exam will be at 3:00 P.M. Dallas (Central Standard Time).

    Log in online by 2:30 P.M. on Tuesday. 

    I will host a Question and Answer session from 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 noon on Tuesday to answer any last minutes questions.

     

    Monday Zoom meeting (today) at 12:30 P.M. 

    Meeting ID: 844-730-1534 

    Pass: 7230

    Alternate Writing Assignment for those who miss the ZOOM:

    AP FRQ WRITING PRACTICE FOR WEEK OF MAY 11 THROUGH 15

     

     

     

     

     

    Click here to watch a video on...  WHY YOU SHOULD PERISH THE THOUGHT OF CHEATING ON THE AP EXAM...AND MORE!!!!)

    AP HuG EXAM STUDY GUIDE: https://www.albert.io/blog/one-month-ap-human-geography-study-guide/

     

    Week of May 4th - May 8th  (Eight days until the AP Human Geography Exam (Tuesday, May 12th at 3:00 P.M.)

    MONDAY POSTING (5/4/2020)

    PLEASE CLICK NOW ON THIS LINK TO COLLEGE BOARD'S WEBSITE TO REVIEW IMPORTANT INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW TO BE  PREPARED FOR A SMOOTH AND SUCCESSUL AP TESTING EXPERIEINCE!   2020 AP Testing Guide 

     

    HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO, EVERYONE!

    •  TUESDAY (5/5/2020 -CINCO DE MAYO POSTING )   (SEVEN DAYS UNTIL THE AP HUG EXAM)
    • TODAY IS THE AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY FRQ WRITING WORKSHOP          

    FOR THIS WEEK'S WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT, YOU WILL WATCH THIS 22 MINUTE VIDEO ( CLICK HERE <<<  HOW TO WRITE THIS YEAR'S AP HuG FRQs  >>>) PROVIDED BY AN AP READER (A PESRON WHO GRADES YOUR EXAMS) ON HOW TO WRITE THIS YEAR'S FRQs. HE ASKS THE VIEWER TO STOP AND WRITE THEIR OWN RESPONSES TO EACH OF THE FOLLOWING TASK VERBS (IDENTIFY, DEFINE, DESCRIBE, COMPARE AND EXPLAIN) FOR A SPECFIC PROMPT IN THE VIDEO. WATCH THE ENTIRE VIDEO. PAUSE AND TAKE NOTES AS NEEDED.

    YOUR WRITING ASSIGNMENT IS TO GENERATE YOUR OWN UNIQUES RESPONSES TO THE PROMPT PROVIDED IN THE VIDEO, AND EMAIL THEM TO ME. BE SURE YOUR THE SUBJECT LINE INCLUDES YOUR FULL FIRST AND LAST NAME AS WELL AS YOUR CLASS PERIOD.

    1. IDENTIFY 

    2. DEFINE

    3. DESCRIBE

    4. COMPARE

    5. EXPLAIN

    AGAIN, WATCH THIS VIDEO ON HOW TO WRITE THIS YEAR'S 2020 AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY FRQs!  WATCH AND TAKE NOTES!!! SPREAD THE WORD! HOW TO WRITE THIS YEAR'S AP HuG FRQs

     

    WEDNESDAY POSTING - 5/6/2020

    Zooms will be on Wednesday 10:30 A.M. for A-Day      and    12:30 P.M. for B-Day. 

    AP Prior to Wednesday's Zoom, please complete the following FRQ. Set a timer for 25 minutes and then email/upload your response within anoth five minutes. This is practice for the May 12th exam.

     10:30 Meeting ID: 844-730-1534  pass: 7230 Same for 12:30. 

     

    SATURDAY POST ZOOM (5/9/2020) ZOOM

    ...WILL BE AT 1:30 pm USING THE SAME MEETING ID AND PASS AS WEDNESDAY'S ZOOMS!

    I'LL GO OVER MODELS AND THEORIES, ETC... (see the attached AlbertIO document)

    ID: 844-730-1534 

    Pass: 7230

     5/9/2020 Materials from Saturday's Review Session are found below (Plus the HOW TO TACKLE THE FRQs document).

    5/9/2020 Post: AP HuG EXAM STUDY GUIDE: https://www.albert.io/blog/one-month-ap-human-geography-study-guide/

     

    5/9/2020: Human Geography Quick Reference Sheet (All 7 Units Bullet Pointed in Six Pages!!!

     

     5/9/2020 HOW TO TACKLE THE FRQs (These instructions are based upon a "normal year" i.e. a non-modified AP HuG FRQ) But this document is still generally useful to review.

     

    Week of April 27 - May 1st

    There will be NO MONDAY ZOOM MEETING.

    Instead, I will have two Zooms this Wednesday, April 29th.

    Posted 4/29/20 @ 2:20 PM POST WEDNESDAY ZOOM.

    FIRST, I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE FOR PARTICIPATING IN TODAY'S ZOOMS.

    SUPER IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    SECOND, AT 1:30 P.M. TODAY, MS. BIELA (OUR FEARLESS AP/IB DEAN) EMAILED THE AP TEACHERS INFORMING US OF SOME TIPS AND RECOMMENDATIONS PUT OUT BY THE COLLEGE BOARD REGARDING BEING PREPARED FOR THIS YEAR'S UNIQUE AP EXAMS. PLEASE VISIT MS. BIELA'S WEBPAGE AND LOOK FOR Exam Day Tips, a Video on “how” to take and submit exam work, etc… IT IS IN A FOLDER LABELED "AP 2020 Info.   

    HERE'S THE LINK TO HER WEBSITE:  "https://www.uplifteducation.org/Page/17023

    This week's WRITING ASSIGNMENT: Week 5 FRQ Writing Practice       

    IF YOU MISSED TODAY'S ZOOM MEETINGS, PLEASE ANSWER THE ATTACHED FRQ WITHIN 25 MINUTES AND EMAIL ME YOUR RESPONSE WITHIN AN ADDITIONAL FIVE MINUTES (Practice like it's the real deal! The May 12th exam is two short weeks away!)

    THANKS!

    I will post the FRQ scoring guidelines on Thursday so that you all can check your responses. 

    Here are the FRQ scoring guidelines: Week 5 FRQ SCORING GUIDELINES

     

      

     

     

    A-Day Zoom will be at 10:45 A.M. and will last for 60 to 90 minutes. (Meeting ID will be posted here 15 minutes prior to the 10:30 meeting) 

    Michael Butler is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Michael Butler's Zoom Meeting
    Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us04web.zoom.us/j/3295014151?pwd=TWU3eVFqd3RxUzRCVkJDajJEZ0lFdz09

    Meeting ID: 329 501 4151
    Password: 005017

     A-DAY STUDENTS ON 10:45 zoom- MY COMPUTER CRASHED/DIED. I GOT IT BACK UP AND RUNNING. SORRY ABOUT THAT. IF SOME OF YOU WANT TO JOIN IN ON 12:30 ZOOM WHEN i'M DISCUSSING RESPONSES, PLEASE JOIN IN AT 1:15.

    B-Day Zoom will be at 12:30 P.M. and will last for 60 - 90 minutes. (Meeting ID will be posted here 15 minutes prior to the 12:30 meeting)

    Michael Butler is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Michael Butler's Personal Meeting Room

    Join Zoom Meeting
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    Meeting ID: 329 501 4151
    Password: 005017

     

    POST ZOOM ACTION- 

     

    During the time I would typically host a meeting on Monday, I strongly recommend AP students engage in review for the May 12 exam. This review could be independent, or you may choose to Zoom, Facetime, etc... with a pair of study partners. Also, here are some videos to watch to help continue your geographic thinking!

    Urban Life versus Rural Life     Time: 2.5 minutes

    Urban Geography: Why we live where we do Time: 10 minutes

    Weird Borders: State Borders of the USA   Time: 10 minutes  (Political Geography)

    How the States Got Their Shapes: Season 1, Episode 10 - "Culture Clash" Time: 43 minutes

    How the States Got Their Shapes  Time: 1 hour;  Author and Geographic Researcher, Mark Stein, gives a talk at The Library of Congress on his book, How the States Got Their Shapes, which became a very entertaining series on TheHistory Channel, also named How the States Got Their Shapes.   

     

     

    Week of April 20 - April 24 (REMINDER: AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY EXAM IS IN 23 DAYS ---- ON TUESDAY, MAY 12 AT 3:00 P.M. C.S.T) (The makeup date is Monday, June 1st at 1:00 P.M. CST. It is my recommendation and that of our AP/IB Dean that you take the May 12th exam if at all possible.)

     

    Wednesday Zoom 12:30 P.M. 

    Michael Butler is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Michael Butler's Zoom Meeting
    Time: Apr 22, 2020 12:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us04web.zoom.us/j/3295014151?pwd=TWU3eVFqd3RxUzRCVkJDajJEZ0lFdz09

    Meeting ID: 329 501 4151
    Password: 005017

    YOU MUST INCLUDE YOUR FIRST & LAST NAME AND CLASS PERIOD TO BE ADMITTED TO TODAY'S ZOOM. I will be posting a link to today's Zoom HERE at 12:15 P.M.  The meeting officially begins at 12:30 P.M. 

    FRQ for Zoom on April 20

    https://us04web.zoom.us/j/3295014151?pwd=TWU3eVFqd3RxUzRCVkJDajJEZ0lFdz09

    Meeting ID: 329 501 4151
    Password: 005017

    AFTER EVERYONE HAS BEEN ADMITTED TO THE ZOOM SESSION, I WILL SHARE A STIMULUS-BASED FREE RESPONSE QUESTION. YOU WILL HAVE 25 MINUTES TO COMPOSE YOUR RESPONSE AND AN ADDITIONAL FIVE MINUTES TO EMAIL IT TO ME WITH YOUR FULL FIRST AND LAST NAME AND CLASS PERIOD IN THE SUBJECT LINE (PLEASE ALSO INCLUDE THIS INFORMATION ON YOUR FRQ RESPONSE. YOUR RESPONSE MAY BE HANDWRITTEN OR TYPED. SEE YOU AT 12:30!

     

    FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, I AM RE-POSTING HERE APHG COURSE AND EXAM DESCRIPTION A LINK TO THE 2019-2020 AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY COURSE AND EXAM DESCRIPTION. THIS IS THE FULL 178 PAGE DOCUMENT! 

    FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, I AM POSTING HERE AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY COVID-19 MODIFIED TEST FORMAT AND CONTENT INFORMATION COLLEGE BOARD'S DESCRIPTION OF THE DRASTICALLY MODIFIED APHG FORMAT AND TEST INFORMATION. 

    Week of April 13 -April 17 (Reminder: Your AP Human Geography Exam is ONE month from this Tuesday!) 

    I will be posting a link to today's Zoom HERE at 12:15 P.M.  The meeting officially begins at 12:30 P.M.

    https://us04web.zoom.us/j/3295014151?pwd=TWU3eVFqd3RxUzRCVkJDajJEZ0lFdz09

    Meeting ID: 329 501 4151
    Password: 005017

    You must login with your CLASS PERIOD AS WELL AS YOUR FULL FIRST and LAST NAME, and keep your VIDEO TURNED ON SO THAT I CAN VERIFY YOUR IDENTITY. YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED TO THE MEETING OTHERWISE and the meeting will be closed after I've admitted to capacity (THE FIRST 100 PARTICIPANTS).   

    10:30 Bonus Zoom is postponed due to a minor emergency. I will still have the 12:30 Zoom. A and B Day are welcome. If there are too many of you, I will reschedule A-Day's 10:30 to a later time or day. I'll post the meeting ID and Pass at 12:15 today (April 15).!!!!!!!!!!

    Michael Butler is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Wednesday FRQ Tutorial B-Day
    Time: Apr 15, 2020 12:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
    Every week on Wed, until May 20, 2020, 6 occurrence(s)
    Apr 15, 2020 12:30 PM
    Apr 22, 2020 12:30 PM
    Apr 29, 2020 12:30 PM
    May 6, 2020 12:30 PM
    May 13, 2020 12:30 PM
    May 20, 2020 12:30 PM
    Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
    Weekly: https://us04web.zoom.us/meeting/upYtf-CorDktH9CBOUgHNldnrKOP4xaA_IO7/ics?icsToken=98tyKu6qrjMjGtaXtxyDR7YQAoqgXfTzpnpagvp-vjDQBAh9bgf4JMltAuZnEfnv

    Join Zoom Meeting
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    Meeting ID: 720 8902 2754
    Password: 005017

    BONUS ZOOMS!!!!!!!! BEGINNING THIS WEDNESDAY (APRIL 15TH), I WILL OFFER A SPECIAL WEEKLY ZOOM ON FREE RESPONSE QUESTIONS TO HELP PREPARE FOR THIS YEAR'S APHUG EXAM.

    A-DAY STUDENTS WILL JOIN @ 10:20 FOR A 10:30-11:30 SESSION and B-DAY STUDENTS WILL JOIN AT 12:20 FOR A 12:30-1:30 SESSION.

    PARTICIPANTS SHOUD ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTION, THEN SCAN AND EMAIL ME THEIR RESPONSE: 4/15 ZOOM FRQ #1  

    BIG NEWS! I will be getting set up in Google Classroom in the next day or two. Please be checking your OFFICIAL STUDENT EMAILS for an invitation to my Google Classroom. As soon as I'm set up, I will post a notification here as well. Please spread the word!

    BONUS ZOOMS!  I've been given permission to offer ADDITIONAL TUTORIAL AND FEEDBACK ZOOM SESSIONS. 

    GROUP SESSIONS. WE'LL DISCUSS THIS AND MORE IN TODAY'S ZOOM. SEE YOU ATB  12:30! 

    Week of 4/6 - 4/10/2020 (Below) 

    MS. BIELA'S SUMMARY OF THE KEY CHARACTERISTICS OF THIS YEAR'S AP EXAM ARE FOUND DIRECTLY BELOW

    Exam Length, Structure, and Format

    • The exams will only include topics and skills most AP teachers and students have already covered in class by early March. We know that some students have lost more class time than others, and we want to be fair to all students.
    • Like many college-level exams, this year’s AP Exams will be open book/open note. Get tips for taking open book/open note exams.
    • Most exams will have one or two free-response questions, and each question is timed separately. Students will need to write and submit their responses within the allotted time for each question.
    • For most subjects, the exams will be 45 minutes long, and include an additional 5 minutes for uploading. Students will need to access the online testing system 30 minutes early to get set up.
    • Students will be able to take exams on any device they have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. They will be able to either type and upload their responses or write responses by hand and submit a photo via their cell phone.
    • Students taking AP world language and culture exams will complete two spoken tasks consistent with free-response questions three and four on the current AP Exam; written responses will not be required. We'll provide more details in the coming weeks to help students prepare.

    College Board Student Coronavirus

    4/6/2020 Post: I will be posting a link to today's Zoom. You must login with your FULL FIRST and LAST NAME and keep your VIDEO TURNED ON SO THAT I CAN VERIFY YOUR IDENTITY. YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED TO THE MEETING OTHERWISE.

    Zoom Required Meeting ID 933-609-897

    Zoom Password: 005017

    Ten Minutes prior to our regularly scheduled class time. 

    In lieu of attending Monday's Zoom video conference, you may read Chapter 10, Key Issues #3 and #4 in The Cultural Landscape (Rubenstein) text, take one page of notes per Key Issue as well as answer the Pause and Reflect Questions. (**Your notes may be taken on a word processor.**) PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR NOTES AS A LINK TO A GOOGLEDOC. Please email them to me by Friday, APRIL 10. Of course, you are welcome to complete and submitt this assignment early. This will be taken for a grade. Be sure to include your first and last name as well as your class period in the subject line of your email.  Thank you! Mr. Butler 

     

    3/31 Post: Please read Chapter 10, Key Issues #1 and #2 in The Cultural Landscape (Rubenstein) text, take one page of notes per Key Issue as well as answer the Pause and Reflect Questions. (**Your notes may be taken on a word processor.**) Please email them to me by Friday. Of course, you are welcome to complete and submitt this assignment early. This will be taken for a grade. Be sure to include your first and last name as well as your class period in the subject line of your email.)  Thank you! Mr. Butler 

    3/30 Post: I WILL BE POSTING A LINK TO MY ZOOM RIGHT HERE 

    https://us04web.zoom.us/j/123287386?pwd=MCtqT3pLYTNEd1ZneFQrdU9nN0MxQT09

    Link to AP HuG Zoom #1

    PLEASE HELP ME GET THE WORD OUT!

     

    I hope that you all are healthy and in good spirits! While we can't be together in the classroom for a bit, we should definitely keep each other in mind and know that we will be back on campus again where I can subject you to my dad jokes in person!

    In the meantime, I will post a joke a day until we return. (Feel free to roll your eyes in the comfort of your own homes.) I will also post some enrichment activities to keep your geographic minds nimble as we continue to prepare for the AP Human Geography Exam. These are enrichment activities only and will not be taken for a grade. However, if you're taking the AP Human Geography Exm, I strongly encourage you to take advantage of these postings. Also, if you have not ordered a test prep book yet, there is no better time than the present. I recommend Princeton Revieiw's Cracking the AP Human Geography Exam 2020 Edition. 

    Link to Purchase Princeton Review Cracking the AP Human Geography Exam 2020 Edition

     Joke #1 What did the puny little rock say to the big muscle-bound rock? Gee, I wish I were boulder.  

     All things good!

     Mr. Butler

    Here are some activities that will enrich your knowledge and understanding of our next unit:

    AGRICULTURAL GEOGRAPHY.

    The Neolithic Revolution (a.k.a. The First Agricultural Revolution).

    Here is an informative and entertaining video by author, John Green, entitled "The Agricultural Revolution." I recommend that you watch it a few times and/or pause it frequently to take notes. 

    Crash Course: The Industrial Revolution

     The Green Revolution

    Additionally, here is a short video that was made in honor on 1970 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Norman Borlaug. Again, I recommend that you take notes!

     Norman Borlaug's Contribution to the Green Revolution

     Joke of the day. Here it is:WHY DO PAPER MAPS NEVER WIN AT POKER? (Because they always fold!)

    Unit One Material: Human-Environment Interaction  -Why Isn't the Netherlands Underwater

     THU 3/26 Cultural Connection!!! COVID/CHINA/CULTURE/FAMILY Contagious Diffusion of COVID-19 As a Result of the Lunar New Year

    AP Exams Update:  College Board has announced changes that will affect all AP Classes. You can click here to read all the details; the most important ones being:

      • Traditional face-to-face AP exam administrations will not take place.  For the 2019–20 exam administration only, students can take a 45-minute online exam at home.
      • For each AP subject, there will be 2 different testing dates. The full exam schedule, specific free-response question types that will be on each AP Exam, and additional testing details will be available by April 3.
      • Beginning on Wednesday, March 25, students and schools will have access to free, live AP review lessons, delivered by AP teachers from across the country. The lessons will focus on reviewing the skills and concepts from the first 75% of the course. The schedules will be posted online today.