Sponge #7 9-7-07DON’T WRITE QUESTIONS- ANSWERS ONLY! • What is the name of the imaginary line of latitude, or parallel, that divides the earth in half? • Lines of longitude are measured east and west of which imaginary line? • On page 50-51 in Atlas-Find the latitude/longitude of the following: • Denver, CO • Las Vegas, NV • What are the three types of maps covered yesterday? • Define the following and draw/sketch a picture map tools: (pg. H19 of History Book) a. Compass Rose b. Scale c. Legend
No Sponge 9-11-07 • Define the Geography words provided and draw or sketch a picture of the words the best you can. • You may use your History Book (H14-17) to help with the definitions. 2. NO TALKING OR WORKING WITH A PARTNER! 3. Get out your region sheet and colored pencils. 4. If you are done… Work on your Study Guide!!
Common Characteristics an area shares People Culture and even food Landforms Industry Climate Why do people live in certain regions? What common features does this area share? How is it different from other areas? What is a Region?
How do people interact with their environment? Logging Industry Farming Who lives there and where do they live (why?)? What is this environment like (describe)? Weather Physical features Human Environment/ Interaction
New England Mid-Atlantic South Great Plains Mid West Pacific Mountain Sunbelt Culture Regions
Mid-Atlantic Culture Region • Settled by a mix of Europeans • Decisions are made, has a lot of Power, ethnic diversity, skyscrapers • Ex: Washington, D.C. • Capital: Manhattan, NY
New England Culture Region (Rustic Northeast) • New England’s coast was settled by Pilgrims (Plymouth) & Puritans (Salem) Country roads/ Brick houses, fall leaves, “place to retreat to,” beaches of Cape Cod, lungs of megalopolis • Upstate New York • Capital: Burlington, Vermont
South Culture Region (Dixie or Bible belt) • Good manners, unchanging traditional values, rural, plantations • Really-No Big Cities • Swampy (bugs), humid (hot) • Country Music • Capital: Montgomery, Alabama or Nashville
Great Plains Region(Breadbasket or Prairie Grain Belt) • Feeds the world, agriculture (dark soil, cold winds, land hard to conquer), frontier, Dust Bowl • N. Dakota has less people living there today than in 1920 • Capital: Omaha, Nebraska
Mid-West Region(Heartland or Rust Belt) • Overspecialized cites, factories (Detroit), metropolitan areas, rich in land, University Towns (Indiana, Illinois) • Capital: Ohio, Toledo
Pacific Region • Lumber, tall trees (Redwood), cabins, wineries, Natural Wonders, Hippies, • Capital: Eugene Oregon • Southern Cal-surfing, cultural diversity, Hollywood, TV entertainment, future industries
Mountain Region • Mountain recreation, grazing, mining, irrigated agriculture, big farming, ski resorts, Mormon country • Capital: Jackson, Wyoming
Sunbelt • Capital: Phoenix, Arizona • Golf Course Capital, stucco homes (pools), palm trees • Everything is NEW! HOT 100* degrees • What advancement in Technology has lead to the huge growth in this region? • Air Conditioning!!!!
Definition of Place: What makes a place/location unique? • Physical Characteristics- examples: rivers, mountains, lakes, sagebrush, trees • Human Characteristics- examples: buildings, houses, theme parks, roads, etc.