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World Regional Geography

by: Stefanie Stark

World Regional Geography GEOG 2603

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Stefanie Stark
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Stefanie Stark on Sunday October 25, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to GEOG 2603 at University of Oklahoma taught by Karl Offen in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 84 views. For similar materials see /class/229229/geog-2603-university-of-oklahoma in Geography at University of Oklahoma.


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Date Created: 10/25/15
Natalie Schmigle Offen Geography 20 August 2012 Geography Lesson Plan 1 What is Geography a From the Greek geo earth and graphy to describe or represent the earth b Geography The study of cultural landscapes i The processes that create shape and reproduce them ii How and why they vary spatially iii How and why they change over time 1 In effect this means we study a The impacts of human activities upon the environment b How people acting through culture politics economics make earth their home c The distribution and interconnection of things environments and politicaleconomic processes 2 Geography tools 1 Interpreting maps a Projections b Thematic maps i Spatial coverage of something at a given scale ii Maps don t explain they have to be interpreted c Cartogram i Actual geography is distorted to demonstrate information about the countries relative to one another 3 Geography tools 11 Reading cultural landscapes a What can cultural landscapes tell us about people and places b Cultural landscape 39 the composite of human imprints on the earth s surface Carl Sauer s definition quotthe forms superimposed on the physical landscape by the activities of man Cultural landscapes often reveal humanenvironmental relations and resource use iv Re ect available technology resources and social institutions v Are a function of cultural values and beliefs of the people who built them vi Indicate economic prosperityactivity vii Suggest the location and significance ofpower in society viii Contain historical continuities and borrowing or the diffusion ofideas andor things iX Landscape a visual depiction ofplace i39 iquot 1 Most landscapes are cultural they re ect the imprint of humanity on earth 4 Recap a Geography examines earth as the home of humanity b Geographers frequently use maps to portray and study the spatial variability of something but maps quotliequot so we need to read them critically c Geographers read cultural landscapes to understand the social and environmental cultural demographic political economic technological processes that created them 5 Exam Multiple Choice Questions a Geographers READ cultural landscapes to better understand 39 A society s culture ii The ideologies beliefs and values of the people who built the landscapes iii Human environmental relations iv Levels of industrialization All of the above Tell the truth ii Are objective representations of some portion of the earth iii Are drawn to scale iv Use standardized projections v None of the above


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