Geographic Nature & Perspective
This unit emphasizes the importance of geography as a field of inquiry and introduces students to the concept of spatial organization. Knowing the location of places, people, and events is a gateway to understanding complex environmental relationships and interconnections among places and across landscapes. ... In this unit the emphasized geographic concepts include location, space, place, scale of analysis, pattern, regionalization, and globalization. ... Students will learn how to use and interpret maps and spatial data, apply mathematical formulas, and interpret models in order to better understand the world from a spatial perspective. ... A significant goal is to develop students' awareness of geographic methods and the relevance of geospatial technologies to a variety of situations.
College Board APHG Course Description, 2015