This evening I had the great pleasure of listening to one of my mentors from my days at Penn State, Roger Downs.  He spoke brilliantly about the importance of understanding expertise within the field of geography to the readers of the AP Human Geography test at the annual reading in Cincinnati, Ohio.  It was intellectually comforting seeing his favorite image, The Geographer by Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer, as the opening slide.

Seeing that this could be immensely helpful to other geography educators, I’m posting the full powerpoint slide of the presentation, which Roger was so gracious enough to share, as well as a PDF version of the slides.

Roger Downs AP Presentation (Powerpoint)

Roger Downs AP Presentation (PDF)