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Mrs. Kate Marino

Social Studies Teacher
610-489-1230 ext 2213

My Classes

The mission of the Perkiomen Valley School District is to provide a rich academic and cultural learning environment that maximizes available resources to assure that all students grow intellectually, socially, and emotionally, attaining the skills necessary to become successful citizens. 

AP Human Geography

The objective of AP Human Geography is to introduce you to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth’s surface. You will be expected to employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine human social organization and its environmental consequences. You will also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice. This course is taught at the college level. The biggest difference between a high school and college geography course is the amount of reading and depth of focus. Moreover, the AP curriculum stresses a large degree of higher order thinking skills within a rigorous academic context. Thus, the student will be required frequently to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate raw statistical data, charts, maps, and human patterns in addition to memorizing, comprehending, and applying facts.