Different kinds of maps. Physical maps- show what the land itself looks like, identifying physical features Distribution maps- show where something can be found Political maps-show us how an area is divided into countries, states, provinces or other units
Rhino’s in Africa
A. Traditional Economy
Customs and traditions determine the rules for economic activity in traditional economies, but few areas in the world have such economies today. What are some examples?
B. Market Economy (Free Enterprise)
In a market economy, individuals and private groups decide what they will produce and what they will purchase. A mixed-market economy is one in which the government supports and regulates free enterprise through decisions that affect the marketplace.
C. Command Economy
In a command economy, the government owns the means of producing and distributing goods and controls all economic decision making.
The population of Earth is now about 6.9 billion and is expected to reach 7 billion by 2014. People inhabit about 30 percent of the planet’s land.
A. Growth Rates
World population is growing rapidly because birthrates have not declined as fast as death rates. Improved diet and health care have lowered the death rate in many places. In economically developing countries, the birthrate is often very high. Wealthy industrialized countries, however, tend to have a low birthrate.
B. Challenges of Population Growth
World food production has risen to meet demands on every continent except Africa. However, rapidly growing populations still face shortages of freshwater, housing, and clothing. What are some countries?
C. Negative Population Growth
In some countries the death rate is higher than the birthrate. Countries with negative growth rates often recruit workers What are some countries?
A. Population Density
B. Population Movement
A. The North Atlantic Drift is an ocean current that warms Europe.
B. Europe is also warmed by wind currents called the Westerlies.