Mr. Kane's Geography Wonderland
Park High School
Welcome to the 2012-2013 school year!
My name is Kyle Kane and I am in my fifth year of teaching social studies at PHS. Before coming to Park, I spent four years at Oltman Junior High where I met my wife. We have a one year-old daughter and live in the great city of St. Paul (I take great pride in my hometown as you'll see throughout the year). At PHS I am involved in Link Crew, ski/snowboard club, and I am also an assistant coach for track and field. Outside of school I enjoy running, biking, and traveling. My spare time is often spent with my family at home, or at our cabin near Danbury, WI.
I am looking forward to getting to know you this year and making your experience in my class fun and rewarding.
AP Human Geography
AP Human Geography is a year-long class emphasizing the significance of geography as a field of inquiry. The course is structured according to the course outline found in the most recent AP Human Geography Course Description published by the College Board and is intended to meet or exceed the experience of an introductory college-level human geography course. Units of study will include population, migration, culture, language, religion, ethnicity, political geography, economic development, industry, agriculture, and urban development. An emphasis shall be placed on key geographic models and their applications both in the past as well as the present. The course will be taught using a variety of methods including lectures, student-led presentations, in-class debates, fieldwork and writing projects, with a two-fold goal of mastering the subject matter and preparation for the Advanced Placement Human Geography test.
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Geography 9B - Term 3
In Geography 9B we will examine the physical and cultural characteristics of the Africa, Asia, and Oceania. Throughout the course we will investigate how these characteristics give each region its own identity. The course will also help students understand how the forces of cooperation and conflict among people influence the development of our world. In addition, classroom discussions will also include a continuing study of global and local current events.
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