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2 Regions and Culture, Core Characteristics J.M. Jeandell Seaford Senior HS

3 DE Geography Standard #4 GEOGRAPHY Standard Four: Students will develop an understanding of the character and use of regions and the connections between and among them. 6-8: Students will explain how conflict and cooperation among people contributes to the division of the Earth's surface into distinctive cultural regions and political territories. 9-12: Students will apply knowledge of the types of regions and methods of drawing boundaries to interpret the Earth's changing complexity.

4 Defining “Region” A large, usually continuous segment of a surface or space; area. A large, indefinite portion of the earth's surface. A specified district or territory. An area of interest or activity; a sphere. So…a region is a portion of area that is given some kind of name based upon a unified/shared characteristic that is perceived

5 Characteristics that Define Regions Physical Regions (landform, directional, climate) Political Regions (Government type, Affiliation) Social Regions (Culture, Religion, Language) Economic Regions (Land Use, common product, Wealth)

6 Ex. Regions based on Direction/Location

7 Ex. Regions based on Physical features

8 Ex. Regions based on Religion

9 Ex. Two interpretations of World Regions

10 Regions and Structure Formal Region: An area of near uniformity (homogeneity) in one or several characteristics. Sometimes defined properly! Functional Region: A region created by the interactions between a central node and surrounding locations. Perceptual Region:An area defined by subjective perceptions that reflect the feelings and images about key place characteristics. When these perceptions come from the local, ordinary folk, a perceptual region can be called a vernacular region.

11 Regions and Structure Core: The zone of greatest concentration or homogeneity of the culture traits that characterize a region. Domain: The area outside of the core of a culture region in which the culture is still dominant but less intense. Sphere (a.k.a Periphery): The zone of outer influence for a culture region. Also an area of inter-mixing.

12 Yemen (Middle East) A core?

13 West Bank, Israel (Middle East)A domain?

14 Istanbul, Turkey (Middle East) A Sphere?

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