This unit is designed to introduce concepts and skills to AP Human Geography or World Geography students. The performance task is centered in Houston, Texas but could be adjusted to any city. The goal is that students will take spatial concepts and patterns, specifically those of region, cultural landscape, and map types, and apply them to a real world situation.
The attached Performance task includes a rubric for a presentation.
The map exercise is from an APSI training and was created by S. Kotkin and P. Gray. It could be modified to fit your textbook and resources.
Juarez, Angela, "Intro to Geography Concepts and Skills" (2017). Understanding by Design: Complete Collection. 373.