This collection features over 30 films and lessons for use in AP Human Geography, across nearly all units for the course.
Unit 1: Thinking Geographically
This first unit is about examining the essential ideas and skills used by geographers. Most of the resources in this section examine Human-Environmental Interaction.
Tracking the Python Threat in the Everglades
Harvesting the Rain
The Roots of Recycling
Testing the Future of Water
Ecology: The Yellowstone Wildfires of 1988
The Environment and Natural Resources: Wild Horses
Unprepared: Lessons From Two Massive Oil Spills
Unit 2: Population & Migration
What patterns and circumstances are associated with how, where and why people live where they do? Examine resources that explain reasons for immigration.
Sanctuary Cities: An Uproar That Began Long Ago – Mini Lesson
Immigration in the 1990s: Proposition 187
How the U.S. Has Treated Wartime Refugees
Human Geography: The Population Bomb
Holocaust Survivors Fleeing Ukraine Find New Home in Germany
Unit 3: Cultural Patterns & Processes
How does culture develop and spread? These films and lessons will help students examine how identity is formed in spite of obstacles.
The 1968 L.A. School Walkouts
Vincent Chin and Asian American Civil Rights
Schools Built on Secrets: Understanding Boarding Schools for Native Americans
The Indian Child Welfare Act
How a 1944 Supreme Court Ruling on Internment Camps Led to a Reckoning
Unit 4: Political Patterns & Processes
How do humans influence the political map and how might they be influenced by it? These resources focus on how conflict, both political and military, has an impact on national and international boundaries.
The Battle for Votes: Gerrymandering
The Korean War
Why Supreme Court Confirmations Have Become So Bitter
The Cold War: From the Truman Doctrine to the Berlin Airlift
The Arab-Israeli War: America’s Role
How the Military Response to 9/11 Led to Two Decades of War in Afghanistan
Dictators and Civil Wars: The Cold War in Latin America
The Cold War in Latin America: Massacre in El Salvador
Unit 5: Agriculture and Rural Land Use
This unit examines the origins of agriculture and its subsequent diffusion. The accompanying resources focus on the challenges of contemporary agriculture.
Can Plant-Based Meat Mitigate Climate Change?
The Birth of the Environmental Movement: DDT and Rachel Carson
Genetically Modified Food
Unit 6: Cities & Urban Land Use
Students will examine patterns of change over time and modern challenges to urbanization. These films and lessons hone in on urban changes and the effect of discrimination.
Whites-Only Suburbs: How the New Deal Shut Out Black Homebuyers
Brown v. Board of Ed and Busing Promised Integration. Why Are Schools Still Segregated?
The Geography of Racism: Housing Policy
The Minneapolis Bridge Collapse
Future of Cities
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