Human Geo a college-level course


Amanda Bledsoe

A. Bledsoe

This year at Kings High School an intriguing new elective has been added for the students to take, AP Human Geography.

This college level course that introduces students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth’s surface.

The teacher that helped to introduce this class is Mr. Fread, a history teacher, who hopes that the children with exceed at this class and take this course with them outside of the classroom.

“I want to offer more electives for kids interested in social studies,” Fread says. “ and this is one of the most diverse alternatives for students”

Three months in to the school year, Fread has already received positive feedback from students and claims his students have grown a strong interest for the class curriculum.

Julia Woodall, KHS Junior, believes the course is very unorthodox compared to regular social studies classes, improving her geographic skills.

“I went into the class not knowing what to expect and now I’m glad I took it,” said Woodall. “I love history but really wanted to add this class to my transcript.

Woodall describes the class as going further in depth to the basic understanding and common knowledge of geography, population studies, and other social studies skills.

“It’s cool to see all these things you thought you knew in a textbook,” explains Woodall. “This class makes things easier to understand.”

“I can already tell this class is helping my students,” Fread says. “ My goal is to have them be more aware citizens after this class”

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