This 14-slide Power Point presentation includes a skeleton outline for easy student note taking. This presentation is designed as an introductory lecture for AP Human Geography, but it also can be used for any geography class interested in the origins of geography. It begins by giving some technical definitions of geography and then goes into the evolution of geography as an independent academic discipline. It covers some of the early geographers, such as Ptolemy and al-Idrisi. Finally the presentations covers the differences between physical and human geography.