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Invaluable Link to AP Human Geography by Mr. Snyder: Pine Crest School

Mr Snyders Unit Presentations

Human Geography  emphasizes the importance of geography  in nineteenth-century Europe. It is the study of diverse peoples and areas organized around a set of concepts. 
 
It shows us  the importance of spatial organization—the location of places, people, and events and the connections among places and landscapes—in the understanding of human life on Earth.  Geographic concepts emphasized throughout the course are location, space, place, scale, pattern, regionalization, and globalization. These concepts are basic to  understanding of spatial interaction and spatial behavior, the dynamics of human population growth and movement, patterns of culture, economic use of Earth, political organization of space, and human settlement patterns, particularly urbanization.
 It's important to learn how to use and interpret maps; to apply mathematical for­mulas, models, and qualitative data to geographical concepts. 
A significant outcome is an awareness of the relevance of academic geography to everyday life and decision making.

My First Introduction to Human Geography
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United States, Canada,
Mexico, Panama,
Haiti, Jamaica, Peru;
Republic Dominican,
Cuba, Carribean,
Greenland, El Salvador too.

Puerto Rico, Columbia,
Venezuela,
Honduras, Guyana, and still;
Guatemala, Bolivia,
then Argentina,
and Ecuador, Chile, Brazil.

Costa Rica, Belize,
Nicaragua, Bermuda,
Bahamas, Tobago, San Juan;
Paraguay, Uruguay,
Suriname, and
French Guiana, Barbados, and Guam.

Norway, and Sweden,
and Iceland, and Finland,
and Germany now one piece;
Switzerland, Austria,
Czechoslovakia,
Italy, Turkey, and Greece.

Poland, Romania,
Scotland, Albania,
Ireland, Russia, Oman;
Bulgaria, Saudi Arabia,
Hungary,
Cyprus, Iraq, and Iran.

There's Syria, Lebanon,
Israel, Jordan,
both Yemens, Kuwait, and Bahrain,
the Netherlands, Luxembourg,
Belgium, and Portugal,
France, England, Denmark, and Spain.

India, Pakistan,
Burma, Afghanistan,
Thailand, Nepal, and Bhutan;
Kampuchea, Malaysia,
then Bangladesh, Asia,
and China, Korea, Japan.

Mongolia, Laos,
and Tibet, Indonesia,
the Philippine Islands, Taiwan;
Sri Lanka, New Guinea,
Sumatra, New Zealand,
then Borneo, and Vietnam.

Tunisia, Morocco,
Uganda, Angola,
Zimbabwe, Djibouti, Botswana;
Mozambique, Zambia,
Swaziland, Gambia,
Guinea, Algeria, Ghana.

Burundi, Lesotho,
and Malawi, Togo,
The Spanish Sahara is gone;
Niger, Nigeria,
Chad, and Liberia,
Egypt, Benin, and Gabon.

Tanzania, Somalia,
Kenya, and Mali,
Sierra Leone, and Algier;
Dahomey, Namibia,
Senegal, Libya,
Cameroon, Congo, Zaire.

Ethiopia, Guinea_
Bissau, Madagascar,
Rwanda, Mahore[?], and Cayman;
Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi,
Qatar, Yugoslavia,
Crete, Mauritania,
then Transylvania,
Monaco, Liechtenstein,
Malta, and Palestine,
Fiji, Australia, Sudan!

(More of) The Nations of the World

And now, the nations of the world, brought to you by Yakko Warner (and enhanced by me)!

This is from tpope.net (Thanks Tim!)

United States, Canada, Mexico, Panama, Haiti, Jamaica, Peru;
Republic Dominican, Cuba, Caribbean, Greenland, El Salvador too.
Puerto Rico, Columbia, Venezuela, Honduras, Guyana, and still;
Guatemala, Bolivia, then Argentina, and Ecuador, Chile, Brazil.
Costa Rica, Belize, Nicaragua, Bermuda, Bahamas, Tobago, San Juan;
Paraguay, Uruguay, Suriname, and French Guiana, Barbados, and Guam.

Anguilla, Aruba, Antigua, Barbuda, Dominica, and Guadeloupe;
Saint Vincent, the Grenadines, Netherlands Antilles, Micronesia, Tuvalu.
Montserrat, and Grenada, the Solomon Islands, Saint Kitts and Nevis, East Timor;
So Tom, Principe, and then South Africa, Turks and Caicos, Singapore.
The Islands of Marshall, Saint Lucia, Samoa, and Cape Verde, and Nauru;
Seychelles, Eritrea, Palau, Kiribati, and Comoros, Vanuatu.

Equatorial Guinea, and Vatican City, Andorra, Burkina Faso;
Slovenia, Uzbekistan, Tonga, and Kazakhstan, Cte d'Iviore, San Marino.
Belarus, and Brunei, and Ukraine, and Maldives, and Republic Central African;
Lithuania, Georgia, Mauritius, Moldova, Armenia, Turkmenistan.
Croatia, Estonia, and then Macedonia, Bosnia, Herzegovina;
Latvia, Kyrgyzstan, and then Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Saint Helena.

Norway, and Sweden, and Iceland, and Finland, and Germany now one piece;
Switzerland, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Italy, Turkey, and Greece.
Poland, Romania, Scotland, Albania, Ireland, Russia, Oman;
Bulgaria, Saudi Arabia, Hungary, Cyprus, Iraq, and Iran.
There's Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, both Yemens, Kuwait, and Bahrain;
The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, and Portugal, France, England, Denmark, and Spain.

India, Pakistan, Burma, Afghanistan, Thailand, Nepal, and Bhutan;
Kampuchea, Malaysia, then Bangladesh, Asia, and China, Korea, Japan.
Mongolia, Laos, and Tibet, Indonesia, the Philippine Islands, Taiwan;
Sri Lanka, New Guinea, Sumatra, New Zealand, then Borneo, and Vietnam.
Tunisia, Morocco, Uganda, Angola, Zimbabwe, Djibouti, Botswana;
Mozambique, Zambia, Swaziland, Gambia, Guinea, Algeria, Ghana.

Burundi, Lesotho, and Malawi, Togo, The Spanish Sahara is gone;
Niger, Nigeria, Chad, and Liberia, Egypt, Benin, and Gabon.
Tanzania, Somalia, Kenya, and Mali, Sierra Leone, and Algiers;
Dahomey, Namibia, Senegal, Libya, Cameroon, Congo, Zaire.
Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar, Rwanda, Mahore, and Cayman;
Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Yugoslavia . . .
Crete, Mauritania, then Transylvania,
Monaco, Liechtenstein, Malta, and Palestine, Fiji, Australia, Sudan!

This is based on the Animaniacs song "The Nations of the World," sung to the the tune of the Mexican Hat Dance. If you didn't figure it out, the second and third paragraphs are my attempt to integrate countries that Yakko missed or that came into existence after the song was written. This is still a work in progress; I'd like to enhance the rhythm and rhyming in some places. Inspired by this list of missing countries. Further enhanced by the official list of United Nations members.