Welcome to Lincoln and Mr. Gibbs-Bowling's AP Government & AP Human Geography Classroom
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"Excellence is a continuous process and not an accident." --A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


 Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year
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Grades Online:
Parents and students interested in viewing students' online grades should go here. There is also more information about our class available there.

AP US Government & Politics Course Descritption: The Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics program is designed to teach U.S. constitutional government based on principles of philosophy, political beliefs and behavior, political parties and interest groups, national institutions and policy processes and law. Emphasis is given to the relationship of the citizen to the structure and function of the American constitutional system.

AP Government and Politics is a highly structured, very demanding college-level course. Students are REQUIRED to thoroughly read the college-level text, as well as the supplemental reading assignments. It is imperative that a high-level academic environment exists and that the student is dedicated to learning, is highly motivated, and is willing to put forth both in and outside of the classroom the time and effort required for a course of this intensity.

AP Human Geography Course Description: 
The purpose of the AP course in Human Geography is to introduce students to the systematic study of 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.

The particular topics studied in an AP Human Geography course should be judged in light of the following five college-level goals that build on the National Geography Standards developed in 1994. On successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

1.     Use and Think About Maps and Spatial Data

2.     Understand and Interpret Implications of Associations Among Phenomena in Places

3.     Recognize and Interpret at Different Scales Relationships Among Patterns and Processes

4.     Define Regions and Evaluate the Regionalization Process

5.     Characterize and Analyze Changing Interconnections Among Places

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Contact Information:
If you ever have any questions I can be reached via email at ngibbs@tacoma.k12.wa.us and via phone at 253.571.6746.

"I remind young people everywhere I go, one of the worst things the older generation did was to tell them for twenty-five years "Be successful, be successful, be successful" as opposed to "Be great, be great, be great". There's a qualitative difference."   --Cornel West