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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