Mr. Burfeind's Web site

Welcome to Mr. Burfeind's Web site. Human Geography A and B are the only courses being taught by Mr. Burfeind during 2014-15.

Mr. Burfeind is now using a Google site:

Course materials from previous years is still available through Classjump.

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.