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Understanding Scale. SCALE: a comparison of distances on a map to distances on the earth. METHODS OF PORTRAYING SCALE ON A MAP: Graphic Scale = scale bar Verbal Scale = written statement Fractional Scale = representative fraction. What kind of scale?. “One inch to 5 miles”.

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Scale a comparison of distances on a map to distances on the earth
SCALE:a comparison of distances on a map to distances on the earth

  • METHODS OF PORTRAYING SCALE ON A MAP:

  • Graphic Scale = scale bar

  • Verbal Scale = written statement

  • Fractional Scale = representative fraction


What kind of scale?

“One inch to 5 miles”

Verbal scale


What kind of scale?

1:316,800 or 1/316,800

Fractional Scale


What kind of scale?

Graphic Scale





These mushroom spores are too small to see, so we put them under a MICROSCOPE.

When we can see them, we can study them.


This planet is too big to see, under a

so we put it under a MACROSCOPE.

When we can see it, we can study it.


Scale is critical to critical thinking
Scale under a is Critical to Critical Thinking

  • Using reason to decide what to believe

  • Helps you assess the authenticity and accuracy of information

  • Helps you apply careful, precise, persistent and objective analysis of any knowledge claim or belief to judge its validity.





What is a under a minority?

“the smaller in number of two groups constituting a whole”

- Merriam-Webster OnLine

Djibouti’s Ethnic Composition:

Somali 60%

Afar 35%


Serendib
SERENDIB under a

CEYLON

SRI LANKA


  • Sri Lanka under a

  • Formerly Ceylon, now an island Republic in the Indian Ocean just southeast of India

  • A British colony since 1796 became independent in 1948

  • Marked by hostility among its ethnic groups


With about three-quarters of the population, what ethnic group in Sri Lanka is in the majority?

  • Moors

  • Sinhalese

  • Tamils

  • Burghers


SINHALESE group in Sri Lanka is in the majority?

Language =

Sinhala

Buddhist

Religion =


With about one-fifth of the population, what ethnic group in Sri Lanka comprises the largest minority?

  • Moors

  • Sinhalese

  • Tamils

  • Burghers


TAMILS Sri Lanka comprises the largest minority?

Language =

Tamil

Religion =

Hindu


Leaves from Pipul tree Sri Lanka comprises the largest minority?

Are Buddhist symbols

Lion – Kingdom of Kandy

Sinhalese

Green – Muslim

Orange - Tamil


Ethnic comes from the Greek word Sri Lanka comprises the largest minority?ethnos meaning “nation” or “life way.” Yet, in our current lexicon we use it to describe a country. Within nations exist ethnic minorities.

Sri Lanka: 4 million Tamils

Sri Lanka: 15 million Sinhalese


Ethnic Geography: Sri Lanka comprises the largest minority?

Who’s the minority?

Sri Lanka: 4 million Tamils

Sri Lanka: 15 million Sinhalese

India: 63 million Tamils

India: no Sinhalese


Religious Geography: Sri Lanka comprises the largest minority?

Sri Lanka: 4 million Hindus

Sri Lanka: 15 million Buddhists

India: 800 million Hindus

India: very few Buddhists


  • The Buddhist Realm: Sri Lanka comprises the largest minority?

  • Sri Lanka: 15 million Buddhists

  • Ladakh (India) 200,000 Buddhists

    • Bhutan 2 million Buddhists

  • Tibet 3 million Buddhists

  • Myanmar 50 million Buddhists

  • Thailand 60 million Buddhists

  • China Buddhist?


Pattern probing using scale
Pattern Probing Using Scale Sri Lanka comprises the largest minority?

  • If we are close,

    Then, we see lots of detail, but may not recognize overall patterns.

  • If we are far away,

    Then we miss lots of detail, but recognize overall patterns.


How does the use of a “macroscope” change your view of the following islands?

● Ireland:

Who’s the minority? Catholics or Protestants?

● Cyprus:

Who’s the minority? Greeks or Turks?

● Timor:

Who’s the minority? Muslims or Christians?


Scale a comparison of distances on a map to distances on the earth1
SCALE: the following islands?a comparison of distances on a map to distances on the earth

  • METHODS OF PORTRAYING SCALE ON A MAP:

  • Graphic Scale = scale bar

  • Verbal Scale = written statement

  • Fractional Scale = representative fraction


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