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1 Directions: AP Human Geography Summer Assignment Ms. Abruzzese Part I- You are required to find, read, and write a description of 5 current events pertaining to a country that demonstrate the IMPORTANCE of GEOGRAPHY. You should summarize the article and explain how you think it relates to Human Geography. The possible topics include the nature and perspective of geography, population, culture, politics, agriculture, economics & development, and urbanization. The topic outline for the course is attached. We will evaluate the articles the first week of school as we discuss what human geography is. Requirements: Articles must be from June, July, and/or August articles need to be from 5 different regions of the world o North America o South America/Caribbean o Africa o Europe o Asia Summary of Each article- One paragraph each Explain how it related to human geography- One paragraph each Typed Must locate each article s country on a world map and label it. (Map attached) You must cite the article. Use MLA Format o You do not need to print out the articles. Good Sources of International News on the Internet are: ABC News- NY Times- BBC World News- The Economist- International Herald Tribune-

2 Part II: Map Identifications- You must label the following locations on the blank outline maps provided. Must be neat and legible. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LABEL THE CAPITALS. Western Hemisphere Political Map Terms- Map # 1,2,3 Political Canada, USA, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, The Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia Europe Political Map Terms- Map # 4 Political Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City Sicily, Crete, Corsica, Sardinia Asia Political Map Terms- Maps # 5,6,7,8 Political Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Yemen, Vietnam, Uzbekistan, United Arab Emirates, Turkmenistan, Turkey, East Timor, Thailand, Tajikistan, Syria, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Qatar, Philippines, Pakistan, Oman, Nepal, Burma, Mongolia, Maldives, Malaysia, Lebanon, Laos, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, South Korea, North Korea, Nepal, Kazakhstan, Jordan, Japan, Israel, Iraq, Iran, Indonesia, India, Georgia, Cyprus, China, Cambodia, Brunei, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Afghanistan Africa Political Map Terms- Map # 9 Political Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda, Tunisia, Togo, Tanzania, Swaziland, South Sudan, Sudan, South Africa, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Sao Tome and Principe, Rwanda, Nigeria, Niger, Namibia, Mozambique, Morocco, Mauritania, Mali, Malawi, Madagascar, Libya, Liberia, Lesotho, Kenya, Guinea- Bissau, Guinea, Ghana, Gambia, Gabon, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Equatorial Guinea, Egypt, Djibouti, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cote d Ivoire, Comoros, Congo, Chad, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Botswana, Benin, Angola, Algeria

3 Name: Rubric: Part I- Articles must be from June, July, and/or August articles need to be from 5 different regions of the world /5 o North America o South America/Caribbean o Africa o Europe o Asia Summary of Each article- One paragraph each /15 Explain how it related to human geography- One paragraph each /15 Typed/Spelling Grammar /5 Must locate each article s country on a world map and label it. /5 You must cite the article. Use MLA Format. /5 Part II- Map Identifications Each Map (5 points each) /45 Neatness- (5 points) /5 Total: /100

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