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Welcome to Mr. Kimmel's Classroom

This is the front page for Economic Literacy and AP Human Geography
 
 
Course Outlines
 
Economic Literacy
 

Economic Literacy is designed to give students life-long money management and business skills by covering topics as far ranging as setting personal career goals, household budgeting, civic responsibility, to protecting one’s credit score and personal identity, to savings, investing, income tax and financial planning. The eight units of Economic Literacy will nurture the students’ understanding of how the ongoing interrelationships of economics, finance and politics will shape their personal financial lives. The students will develop their understandings of money management and finance by learning and practicing the academic skills of researching, reading, critical thinking, analyzing, and synthesizing historical stock information.

 

Unit 1 – Income and Careers

 

Unit 2 – Planning, Saving, and Investing

 

Unit 3 – Credit and Debt Management

 

Unit 4 – Money Management

 

Unit 5 – Becoming a Critical Consumer

 

Unit 6 – Introductory Macroeconomics 

 

 

 

AP Human Geography


 
In AP Human Geography, students will learn about how humans map the world and how geography can affect human culture, migration, and the environment.  AP Human Geography will help students develop the cartographic and sociological skills needed to take the AP Human Geography test.  Students will also gain a geopolitical perspective on how society and culture develops, providing students with an academic context with which to analyze the diverse world around them. For example: students will be able to examine Jersey City from the perspective of population distribution, migration, and geo-cultural development. This sociological awareness will help prepare students to be future leaders in their community and in the world.  
 

Unit 1  Thinking Geographically

 

Unit 2 Population and Migration Patterns and Processes

 

Unit 3  Cultural Patterns and Processes

 

Unit 4  Political Patterns and Processes

 

Unit 5  Agriculture and Rural Land-Use Patterns and Processes

 

Unit 6 – Cities and Urban Land-Use Patterns and Processes

 

Unit 7 – Industrial and Economic Development Patterns and Processes