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Warm-up: Wednesday. How would you define the word “region”?. Types of Regions. A look at regions within Texas. Formal Regions. An area that shares a common feature—therefore, it is different than surrounding areas Common features might be cultural or physical. Rocky Mountains.

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Warm up wednesday

Warm-up: Wednesday

  • How would you define the word “region”?


Types of regions

Types of Regions

A look at regions within Texas


Formal regions

Formal Regions

  • An area that shares a common feature—therefore, it is different than surrounding areas

  • Common features might be cultural or physical

  • Rocky Mountains


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Formal Regions

  • These are natural regions of Texas

  • They are defined by having similar climates, landforms, plant life, rivers, and soils


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Formal Regions

The Piney Woods of East Texas is a formal region, mainly because of the pine trees that grow throughout the area.


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Formal Regions


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Formal Regions


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Formal Regions

  • Culture Region—an area in which people have many shared culture traits (language, religion, clothing, etc.)

    • Formal region

    • Can be an individual country or made up of several countries

      • Example: Latin America


Functional regions

Functional Regions

  • A region made up of different places that are linked together and function as a unit

  • Examples: shopping malls, city transit system, cities


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Functional Regions

Regions are organized around a central point– surrounding areas are linked to this point.


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Functional Regions


Perceptual regions

Perceptual Regions

  • Regions that reflect human feelings and attitudes

  • Based on our own perceptions—how we look at something


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Perceptual Regions

What feelings come to mind when you think of “home?”

What elements of southern California are illustrated in this photo of the beach at Venice?


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Perceptual Regions

What kind of perceptions do other people have of Texas?


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Perceptual Regions

  • Cowboys

  • Horses

  • Dirt roads

  • Conservative

  • Friendly

  • Football

Howdy y’all!


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Perceptual Regions

  • Within Texas, people generally identify themselves based on where they are from: “I’m from West Texas.”

  • This has no clear boundary and is based on that person’s own perception of where “West Texas” is.


What kind of region is northside isd

What kind of region is Northside ISD?

  • A. Formal

  • B. Functional

  • C. Perceptual


What kind of region is the great plains

What kind of region is the Great Plains?

  • A. Formal

  • B. Functional

  • C. Perceptual


What kind of region is the south

What kind of region is the South?

  • A. Formal

  • B. Functional

  • C. Perceptual


Identify the culture regions on a world map

Identify the Culture Regions on a world map

  • Color the different culture regions different colors and make a legend.

    • US and Canada (p. 140)

    • Latin America (p. 210)

    • Europe (p. 280)

    • Russia and Northern Eurasia (p. 372)

    • Southwest Asia (Middle East) (p. 424)

    • Africa (p. 472)

    • South Asia (p. 554)

    • East and Southeast Asia (p. 606)

    • Australia and Oceania (p. 702)


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