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How can you divide the following terms into different groups…. Texas KEYE TV viewing area Breadbasket Austin Metro Railway Southwest Iran Big Apple Southern California United States Algeria Pflugerville ISD. Australia Deep South Austin Bergstrom Airport Israel New York Subway

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how can you divide the following terms into different groups
How can you divide the following terms into different groups….
  • Texas
  • KEYE TV viewing area
  • Breadbasket
  • Austin Metro Railway
  • Southwest
  • Iran
  • Big Apple
  • Southern California
  • United States
  • Algeria
  • Pflugerville ISD
  • Australia
  • Deep South
  • Austin Bergstrom Airport
  • Israel
  • New York Subway
  • Longhorn Country
  • China
  • Dixie
  • Manville Water District
  • Downtown Houston
types of regions

Types of regions

Describe different types of regions including formal, functional and perceptual regions

formal region
Formal Region
  • Common human or physical characteristic
  • Clear boundaries
  • Examples: Louisiana, Mexico, Climate regions
functional region
Functional Region
  • Based on a function they serve such as a city-region or an area of connected rivers that serves as a drainage basin.
  • They have a focal point with surrounding areas.
  • Examples: New York Metropolitan area, DFW Airport.
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Airlines use “hub and spoke” system to organize their business and save money.

Airlines use “hub and spoke” system to organized

their business and save money.

perceptual region
Perceptual Region
  • Based on people’s feelings about an area or how people perceive an area.
  • More likely to change over time and subject to stereotypes.
  • Examples: Aggieland, The South, The Middle East

Aggieland

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For Example…what is the South?

Traditionally, the South was known as the Confederate states or states that had slaves before the Civil War

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For Example…what is the South?

Or maybe the South refers to a particular region where people speak a certain way.

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now divide the following regions into formal functional and perceptual regions
Now..divide the following regions into Formal, Functional and Perceptual Regions
  • Texas
  • KEYE TV viewing area
  • Breadbasket
  • Austin Metro Railway
  • Southwest
  • Iran
  • Big Apple
  • Southern California
  • United States
  • Algeria
  • Pflugerville ISD
  • Australia
  • Deep South
  • Austin Bergstrom Airport
  • Israel
  • New York Subway
  • Longhorn Country
  • China
  • Dixie
  • Manville Water District
  • Downtown Houston
region activity
Region Activity
  • Choose an example of a formal, functional and perceptual region.
  • Create a postcard for each example. (3 postcards)
  • On the front of the postcard, draw a picture of the region and label it. Also label whether it is a formal, functional or perceptual region and provide a definition of the type of region.
  • On the back pretend you are visiting that region…write a short letter to a friend or family member at home describing what it is like to be visiting that region.
front example
Front Example
  • Formal Region – a formal region is a region that has common characteristics and clear boundaries
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Back of the postcard

You must also include something in your letter that describes that region.

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How will I be graded? Total: 100 pts

Formal Region Post Card

Picture on Front: 5 pts

Name of the Region on Front: 5 pts

Type of Region labeled “Formal” and definition on Front: 10 pts

Letter to a friend or family describing region on Back: 10 pts

Functional Region Post Card

Picture on Front: 5 pts

Name of the Region on Front: 5 pts

Type of Region labeled “Functional” and definition on Front: 10 pts

Letter to a friend or family describing region on Back: 10 pts

Perceptual Region Post Card

Picture on Front: 5 pts

Name of the Region on Front: 5 pts

Type of Region labeled “Perceptual” and definition on Front: 10 pts

Letter to a friend or family describing region on Back: 10 pts

Overall Neatness: 10 pts