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2014 AP® Human Geography Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
How is the sale and marketing of coffee indicative of globalism? Learners clarify complicated dynamics using practice prompts from the College Board Exam. Other practice topics include colonialism in Africa and economic growth theories. 
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Geography Now! Botswana

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Botswana sits on buried treasure. It's home to the largest diamond mines, leading to a recent economic rise for the African nation. A video profile shows the economic, political, physical, and cultural features of the interesting country. 
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The Columbian Exchange

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
What did you have for dinner last night? Many scholars ask that question without considering the history behind the foods they eat. Using a simulation, scholars investigate how the foods they eat are the product of the Columbian...
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Out of Africa: Why Early Humans Settled around the World

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Why would someone want to leave home? The age-old question is at the center of a thought-provoking activity. Scholars consider why humans move around the world both during pre-historical times and today using a PowerPoint, reading on...
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Unit 17: Fighting Tropical Disease - Cleanliness Counts

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
While learners in the developed world take for granted basic sanitation, such as clean water, these challenges are part of the public health crisis in poorer nations. Authentic sanitation lesson materials show how diseases spread and how...
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Unit 18: Fighting Tropical Disease - What Ails You?

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
A woman, frequently bitten by mosquitoes, comes to you for medical treatment. She has a fever, swollen ankle, and hard, elephant-like skin. What could be wrong? These questions facing aid workers around the world. A simulation activity...
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Unit 16: The Carter Center - Fighting Disease

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
An eye infection can be a nuisance in the developed world; in some places in Africa and South America, these infections cause blindness. While aid workers have drugs and preventative solutions, they are sometimes stopped from delivering...
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The Lion of Africa - Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
While African colonial holdings were supposed to be neutral during the Great War, German military leader Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck used them as a pawn in World War I. Initially seen as a German hero, historians are reconsidering von...
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How Africa is Becoming China's China

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Is it possible for a nation to buy an ally? Scholars research the growing relationship between African nations and one of the largest superpowers on the planet, China. Viewing a short video, they discuss how different nations in Africa...
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Episode 1.6: Test and Retest

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
When it rains, it pours! Episode six in a seven-part Global Problem Solvers series explores the challenges brought upon the team as Malawi enters its rainy season. Two problem solvers visit a local institute to get assistance in...
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Episode 1.4: The Technology

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What happens when the plan just won't come together? Get a bigger team! Episode four in a seven-part series featuring the Global Problem Solvers examines what happens when young leaders run into a road block when implementing new...
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Episode 1.7: Birth of a Social Enterprise

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
All's well that ends well! The final episode in a seven-part series shows the outcome of the Global Problem Solver's quest to fix Malawi's aging water wells. The team sees the impact of their efforts firsthand and receives recognition...
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Episode 1.5: The Business Plan

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Will the Global Problem Solvers be able to upgrade Malawi's outdated water wells? The fifth of seven episodes finds the team struggling with a technology upgrade. Scholars observe the power of perseverance and an entrepreneurial spirit...
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Episode 1.3: The Solution

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How can the people of Malawi get the fresh drinking water they need? The third episode in a seven-part series shows the Global Problem Solvers as they put their heads together and use technology to upgrade the country's system of wells....
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Episode 1.2: The Problem

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Where have all the schoolgirls in Malawi gone? Teen leaders solve a mystery and investigate a problem in episode two in the seven-part first series of Global Problem Solvers. After finding the missing girls at a far-away well, the group...
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First Come the Zebra Teacher’s Guide

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Accompany a reading of First Come the Zebra written and illustrated by Lynne Barasch with a teacher's guide equipped with before reading, vocabulary, and after reading activities. Additional social studies, science, music, art, math, and...
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Discover the Nile River

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Inquisitive scholars read about the Nile River's watershed, the different animals found in a variety of biomes, and where clean water comes from as well as its usage. Four activities add to the learning process—a board game that takes...
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Gorongosa's Water Cycle

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Gorongosa National Park holds a fascinating and ever-changing landscape. What makes the water cycle in the park so special? Travel to Mozambique to learn more about the park using a short video. Content includes rainy season in the park,...
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Simulation on Conflict Prevention in the Greater Horn of Africa

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Is containing a conflict possible in the Horn of Africa? Young peacekeepers engage in a simulation that examines the multi-faceted conflict that exists between the countries of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Representatives from ten countries in...
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Lesson 8: WildCam Gorongosa Data Analysis

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do scientists analyze data to get a specific answer to a question? The final chapter in an eight-part series of activities centered around Gorongosa National Park encourages scholars to dig deeper into the scientific process. After...
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Lesson 7: Observations Across Habitats

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How are animals in separate but nearby habitats related? Ecology scholars compare the animal inhabitants of the Gorongosa National Park in part seven of an eight-part series. Learners study photos from two different habitats, then...
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Lesson 6: Biomes and Landscapes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Aside from the amazing animals in Gorongosa National Park, what else is there to discover? The sixth installment in an eight-part themed series contains an interactive map where scholars can learn more about the geographic features of...
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Lesson 5: Tracking Lion Communities

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Researchers in Gorongosa National Park placed cameras there many years ago to understand what was happening with the lion communities that lived there. Little did they know, they opened a door to so much more! Inquisitive...
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Lesson 4: Gorongosa's Food Webs

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Who eats who in the savannas of Africa? Explore trophic levels with part four of an eight-part series of lessons focused around Gorongosa National Park. After young explorers identify animals using trailcam images, they construct a food...