Human Geography

AP Human Geography Chapter 2 Vocab

Agricultural Density The ratio of the number of farmers to the total amount of land suitable for agriculture. Agricultural Revolution The time when human beings first domesticated plants and animals and no longer relied entirely on hunting and gathering. Arithmetic Density The total number of people divided by the total land area. Census A complete […]

AP Human Geography (The Cultural Landscape-Rubenstein) Vocabulary

Chapter 1 Thinking Geographically globalization greater cultural and economic interaction among people all over the world geography The study of the earth and its features and of the distribution of life on the earth, including human life human geography The study of where and why human activities are located where they are physical geography The […]

AP Human Geography

urbanization Transformation of a population from rural to urban status; the process of city formation and expansion. urban morphology the study of the physical form and structure of urban places urban hearth area An area, like Mesopotamia or the Nile River Valley where large cities first existed. Borchert’s Model of Urban Evolution refer to four […]

AP Human Geography 01: Basic Concepts

Built Landscape an area of land represented by its features and patterns of human occupation and use of natural resources [Changing attribute of a place] Sequent Occupance The notion that successive societies leave their cultural imprints on a place, each contributing to the cumulative cultural landscape. This is an important concept in geography because it […]

Chapter 1 AP Human geography Vocabulary

Sequent Occupance: successive societies leave their cultural imprints on a place that add up to the cultural landscape. this symbolizes Human Environment Interaction. Cultural Landscape: the fashioning of natural landscape by a culture group to fit their needs. Arithmetic Density: total number of people divided by total area of land. how many people per area […]

AP Human Geography Units 2 & 3 Vocabulary

Carrying Capacity The maximum number of inhabitants of which can be supported in a given area. Cohort A group of people who experience a significant event or is involved in one. Demographic Regions Any defined area or unit of the surface of the earth that you wish to analyze demographically and spatially. Demography Transition Model […]

AP Human Geography Chapter 3 Vocab

brain drain large-scale immigration by talented people chain migration migration of people to a specific location because relatives or members of the same nationality previously migrated there circulation short-term, repetitive or cyclical movements that recur on a regular basis counter urbanization net migration from urban to rural areas in mdcs. emigration migration from a location […]

AP Human Geography

language a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols dialect the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people pidgin language A form of speech that adopts a simplified grammar and limited vocabulary of a lingua franca, used for communications among speakers of two different languages. […]

AP Human Geography chapter 7 vocab

apartheid laws (no longer in effect) in South Africa that physically separated different races into different geographic areas. balkanization process by which a state breaks down through conflicts among its ethnicities balkanized a small geographic area that could not successfully be organized into one or more stable states because it was inhabited by many ethnicities […]

AP Human Geography-Unit 4

Federal A political-territorial system wherein a central government represents the various entities within a nation-state where they have common interests Gerrymandering Redistricting for advantage, or the practice of dividing areas into electoral districts to give one political party an electoral majority in a large number of districts Heartland the part of a region considered essential […]

Ap An Introduction To Human Geography (chapter

agricultural density the ratio of the number of farmers to the total amount of land suitable for agriculture arithmetic density the total number of people divided by the total land area base line an east-west line designated under the Land Ordinance of 1785 to facilitate the surveying and numbering of townships in the United States […]

AP Human Geography Chapter 1 Vocabulary

Fieldwork the study of geographic phenomena by visiting and observing how people interact with and thereby change those places. Human Geography One of the two major divisions of Geography; the spatial analysis of human population, its cultures, activities, and landscapes. Globalization the expansion of economic, political, and cultural processes to the point that they become […]

ap human geography chapter 1 terms

define space time compression relating it to technological innovations Space time compression is the increasing sense of connectivity that seems to be bringing people closer together even thought their distances are the same. Space time compression is the solution to distance decay because technology (internet,cell phones) is allowing us to communicate more across longer distances. […]

Ch. 9 (Ch. 10): Development (AP Human Geography)

circular and cumulative causation A process through which tendencies for economic growth are self-reinforcing; an expression of the multiplier effect which tends to favor major cities and core regions over less-advantaged peripheral regions. core-periphery model A model of the spatial structure of an economic system in which underdeveloped or declining peripheral models are defined with […]

AP Human Geography Chapter 9 Vocab

urban morphology the study of the physical form and structure of urban places city conglomeration of people and buildings clustered together to serve as a center of politics, culture, and economics urban the entire build-up, non-rural area and its population, including the most recently constructed suburban appendages. Provides a better picture of the dimensions and […]


Maquiladora Factories built by US companies in Mexico near the US border to take advantage of much lower labor costs in Mexico. Industrial Revolution the change from an agricultural to an industrial society and from home manufacturing to factory production, especially the one that took place in England from about 1750 to about 1850. Cottage […]

AP Human Geography | Chapter 3 Vocabulary

Remittances Money migrants send back to family and friends in their home countries, often in cash, forming an important part of the economy in many poorer countries. Cyclic Movements Movement – for example, nomadic migration – that has closed route and is repeated annually or seasonally. Periodic Movement For example, college attendance or military service […]

AP Human Geography Unit 3 Vocab

Acculturation The adoption of cultural traits, such as language, by one group under the influence of another. Animism Belief that objects, such as plants and stones, or natural events, like thunderstorms and earthquakes, have a discrete spirit and conscious life Artifact An item from the past (such as a dinosaur bone, or something made by […]

AP Human Geography Rubenstein Chapter 7 vocab

Apartheid a legal system that was the physical speration of different races into different geographic areas Balkanization Process by which a state breaks down through conflicts among its ethnicities Blockbusting A process by which real estate agents convince white property owners to sell their houses at low prices because of fear that black families will […]

AP Human Geography Chapter 5 Exam

The geographic study of the distribution of languages provides a good example of: A) the diffusion of folk culture in different areas of the world B) The role and spread of religion across much of the world C) the interplay between globalization and local diversity D) political conflicts that arise due to ethnic tensions C […]

AP Human Geography chapter 1 vocab

map a two-dimensional or flat scale model of Earth’s surface, or a portion of it place a specific point of Earth distinguished by a particular character region an area of Earth distinguished by a distinctive combination of cultural and physical features scale the relationship between the portion of Earth being studied and Earth as a […]

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