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 are still available through this old classjump site.

To message me please use aburfein@sowashco.k12.mn.us. This is the year-long regular World History course at Woodbury High School.  In this three trimester course, students will be given an opportunity to develop knowledge of and an appreciation for the contributions of many cultures to the collective wisdom of the human species. A marked emphasis will be placed upon the ideas and events of both Western and non-Western civilizations as they have come to shape our present existence.
The course will be based on the Minnesota High School World History Standards.  All Minnesota Standards can be seen at this Web site:  K-12 Minnesota Social Studies Standards.  70% of the grade will be based on tests, quizzes, and other summative assessments.  The final trimester test will be the same test used by other teachers of this course at Woodbury High School.  The lowest test score will be dropped if doing this 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.
 
Textbook available on this Classjump site:  Chapters 1-4 and 5-9 are under 9/3/2013.  Chapters 9-14 are under 12/19/2013.  Chapter 15- 18 and Chapter 19 - 21 are under are under 1/2/2014.  The rest of the book is under 3/17/2014.

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.

Información sobre este curso se encuentra en el sitio de Moodle de Andrew Burfeind.  Se puede conectar con Moodle de ISD 833 aquí:  ISD 833 Moodle Homepage.  Los estudiantes usan Moodle diariamente en clase.  Ellos deben hacer «self-enrollment» usando «enrollment key» «Burfeind».  Usted puede ver Moodle como «guest» usando la clave «burfeindguest».  Favor de mandarle cualquier pregunta al Sr. Burfeind, aburfein@sowashco.k12.mn.us,  o llamarle al teléfono 651-768-5473.

Conección directa a día por día (con enlaces a más nuevos y a más viejos al final y al comienzo):  Vaya a la última entrada bajo Geografía human en las listas a la derecha.

 
To message me please use aburfein@sowashco.k12.mn.us. This is the third trimester of the regular World History course at Woodbury High School.  The following is a description of the course from one of the other teachers at WHS:

In this three term course, students will be given an opportunity to develop knowledge of and an appreciation for the contributions of many cultures to the collective wisdom of the human race. A marked emphasis will be placed upon the ideas and events of both Western and non-Western civilizations as they have come to shape our present existence.
 
The course will be based on the Minnesota World History Standards.  60% of the grade will be based on five tests. The first three tests will will cover 3 chapters each, 22-24, 25-27, and 28-30.  The fourth test will cover chapter 31-36.  The last test will cover everything and will be the same test used in the other teachers' World History classes.  The lowest test score will be dropped if it benefits the student.  30% of the grade will be based on homework, mostly SQ3R / Cornell Notes.  10% of the grade will be various things we do in class.
 
World History Textbook Web site.

 

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.

 

Here is the way you can access the AP Human geography online textbook. 

Go to www.pearsonschool.com/access, and follow the simple steps for registering with this code:
SSNAST-BRILL-YOGIC-NEMAN-TOPAZ-VEXES

If this code doesn't work please e-mail Mr. Burfeind at aburfein@sowashco.k12.mn.  You can just tell him too.

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).

To message me please use aburfein@sowashco.k12.mn.us. This 2 term course is designed to examine the physical and human geography characteristics of world regions through the study of global and regional systems and patterns. This will be accomplished through the examination of contemporary issues, population, economics, location, and movement. Here is the link for our World Geography Textbook. Students may retake any of the quizzes and the essay section of any of the tests.  The course is based on the Minnesota Geography Standards.

To message me please use aburfein@sowashco.k12.mn.us. This is the first trimester of the regular World History course at Woodbury High School.  In this three term course, students will be given an opportunity to develop knowledge of and an appreciation for the contributions of many cultures to the collective wisdom of the human race. A marked emphasis will be placed upon the ideas and events of both Western and non-Western civilizations as they have come to shape our present existence.

 
The course will be based on the Minnesota World History Standards.  70% of the grade will be based on five tests.  The final test will be the same test used by other teachers of this course at Woodbury High School.  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.
 
You can get to the text for our book here: World History Textbook
login is worldhistory14, password is w3x9b

To message me please use aburfein@sowashco.k12.mn.us. This 2 term course is designed to examine the physical and human geography characteristics of world regions through the study of global and regional systems and patterns. This will be accomplished through the examination of contemporary issues, population, economics, location, and movement. Here is the link for our World Geography Textbook. Students may retake any of the quizzes and the essay section of any of the tests.  The course is based on the Minnesota Geography Standards.

To message me please use aburfein@sowashco.k12.mn.us. This 2 term course is designed to examine the physical and human geography characteristics of world regions through the study of global and regional systems and patterns. This will be accomplished through the examination of contemporary issues, population, economics, location, and movement. Here is the link for our World Geography Textbook. Students may retake any of the quizzes and the essay section of any of the tests.  The course is based on the Minnesota Geography Standards.

To message me please use aburfein@sowashco.k12.mn.us. This 2 term course is designed to examine the physical and characteristics of world regions through the study of global and regional systems and patterns. This will be accomplished through the examination of contemporary issues, population, economics, location, and movement. Here is the link for our World Geography Textbook. 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). The final exam will be the Europe and Russia and the Republics test. Tests and quizzes will count 60% of total grade (this encompasses the 10% originally slated for the final exam).