2017 AP® Human Geography Free-Response Questions

How have urban planners tried to attract people to cities? What can be done about booming birth rates in some parts of the world? How does a country's political structure affect the well being of its people? Scholars investigate these questions using authentic test-taking materials from the 2017 AP Human Geography exam to further refine their skills.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Structure a lesson around one of the prompts to allow for deep investigation of its themes
  • Offer one or more of the prompts as test practice
Classroom Considerations

  • These are the short-answer questions from the 2017 administration of the AP Human Geography exam
Pros

  • Easy to adapt materials to a variety of classroom use
  • Rubrics and scoring guidelines enable strong teacher feedback
Cons

  • None