Mr. Burfeind's Web site

Bienvenidos al sitio Web de Andrew Burfeind. Welcome to Mr. Burfeind's Web site.

Mi nombre es Andrew Burfeind.  Para mí, es un gran placer estar enseñando geografía humana en el programa de inmersión de South Washington County Schools.  Tengo mucha experiencia como profesor de inmersión y poseo cualificaciones en las áreas de ciencias naturales, de español y de estudios sociales.  Trabajaré mucho para que mis cursos sean no solamente interesantes pero también divertidos y útiles para los futuros de mis estudiantes.  Creo fuertemente en que lo más que sabemos del mundo y de su gente, lo mejor que nos convivimos en un futuro de paz.  Al mismo tiempo, hacer todo lo que hacemos en otro idioma nos dará un mundo más comunicativo y tranquilo.  ¡Bienvenidos a mi clase!  Estoy disponible para trabajar con los estudiantes antes de y después del día escolar.  Todos están invitados.  Se puede comunicar conmigo por correo electrónico, aburfein@sowashco.k12.mn.us, o por teléfono, 651-768-5473.  Gracias.

My name is Andrew Burfeind and I am pleased to be teaching AP Human Geography, Spanish Immersion Human Geography, and World History at Woodbury High School.  I have a lot of teaching experience and am licensed in Spanish, Social Studies, and Science.  I will do my best to make geography and history fun, interesting, and worth your time.  I believe that the more we know about the world and its people, the better we will get along and live well in the future.  Doing all of this in another language is also good.  Welcome to my class.  I am available most days in my room, 224, before and after school and I am eager to work with any students or parents during this time.  Students are welcome.  I can be reached by e-mail, aburfein@sowashco.k12.mn.us, or by phone 651-768-5473. Thank you.

AP Human Geography, 2013-2014 1st and 5th Hours

To message me please use aburfein@sowashco.k12.mn.us. The purpose of the AP Human Geography course is to introduce students to the systematic study of the patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth's surface. Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine human social organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice. (Source: http://apcentral.collegeboard.com) Students may retake any of the quizzes and the essay section of any of the tests. The lowest test score will be dropped (if it benefits the student).

70% of the grade will be based on tests.  As much as possible tests will be like the actual AP Human Geography Test which is in May, 2013.  Some map quizzes will also be included in this grade.  The lowest test score will be dropped if it benefits the student.  20% of the grade will be based on homework, mostly SQ3R / Cornell Notes.  10% of the grade will be various things we do in class and categorized in the gradebook as "participation".

Electronic access to the textbook is available at www.pearsonschool.com/access .
These access codes were provided by the textbook manufacturer:

Student:
SSNAST-CLXII-CYNIC-PLUMB-GIGOT-AIDES

SSNAST-SPADA-CYNIC-PLUMB-TRASH-VEXES
SSNAST-CROSS-CYNIC-PLUMB-PIZZA-SORES
Please let Mr. Burfeind know if any of them don't work and if one doesn't work, try another.  

If you don't want to set up your own account go to:  http://wps.prenhall.com/wps/media/access/Pearson_Default/8844/9056971/login.html

and use these:
login: WHSAPGEOSTUD
password: MrBiscool4


Here is a link for the AP Human Geography Course at AP's Web site.  This link contains the outline handed out during open house.  It also has information about the AP Test.  USE IT:  AP Human Geography Course Information.

Here is a link to an audio summary of our book:  Audio Human Geography.