Christian Sawyer, Ed.D., is a nationally-recognized Social Studies teacher who has implemented and taught AP Human Geography and other social studies courses at both the high school and college levels for nearly a decade. In addition to his high school teaching in Kentucky and Tennessee, Dr. Sawyer currently serves as Assistant Principal for Academics at St. Thomas More High School in Lafayette, Louisiana, where he is leading academic initiatives including a 21st-century learning technologies transformation. Previously, he served as the Teacher in Residence at Vanderbilt Universitys top-ranked Peabody College of Education, where he taught courses in Human Geography and Social Studies Education.
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Additionally, he has been a guest instructor in Taiwan, an instructor of Geopolitics at the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, and an Atlantik-Brueke Fellow studying post-War German-American relations and East/West German integration.
Dr. Sawyers work in advocating for broader geographic awareness led to his recognition as a 2006 National Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year by the National Council for the Social Studies; the 2006 Tennessee Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year by the Tennessee Council for the Social Studies; a White House Fellows Regional Finalist; a 2008 Tennessee Distinguished Educator; the recipient of the 2008 Educator Award from the Nashville Mayors Commission on People with Disabilities; and a Local Hero by Vanderbilt University. Dr. Sawyer has written and edited English and Social Studies curriculum for the Modern Red Schoolhouse Institute and other publishers.
Dr. Sawyer has also chaired a host of state and national Social Studies committees. He is a leading voice in chartering curricular integration for the Tennessee Department of Educations Commission for Targeting Cross-Curricular Integration. A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Dr. Sawyer graduated with highest distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, from the Honors Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After earning his masters degree and being inducted into the nations oldest education honor society, Kappa Delta Pi, Dr. Sawyer earned his doctorate at Vanderbilt University.
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Armed with your score reports, you can personalize your study plan. Review the parts of the book where you are weakest, and use the REA Study Center to create your own unique AP Human Geography e-flashcards, adding to the 100 free cards included with this book.Visit The REA Study Center for a suite of online tools:
The best way to personalize your study plan and truly focus on your weaknesses is to get frequent feedback on what you know and what you dont. At the online REA Study Center, you can access three types of assessment: topic-level quizzes, mini-tests, and a full-length practice test. Each of these tools provides true-to-format questions and delivers a detailed score report that follows the topics set by the College Board.Topic-Level Quizzes
Short, 15-minute online quizzes are available throughout the review and are designed to test your immediate grasp of the topics just covered.Mini-Tests
Two online mini-tests cover what youve studied in each half of the book. These tests are like the actual AP Human Geography exam, only shorter, and will help you evaluate your overall understanding of the subject.Full-Length Practice Test
After youve finished reviewing the book, take our full-length AP Human Geography exam to practice under test-day conditions. Available both in this book and online, this test gives you the most complete picture of your strengths and weaknesses. We strongly recommend that you take the online version of the exam for the added benefits of timed testing, automatic scoring, and a detailed score report.Improving Your Score: e-Flashcards
With your score reports from the quizzes and tests, youll be able to see exactly which AP Human Geography topics you need to review. Use this information to create your own flashcards for the areas where you are weak. And, because you will create these flashcards through the REA Study Center, youll be able to access them from any computer or smartphone. Not quite sure what to put on your flashcards? Start