Presentation on theme: "World Geography 3200/02 The course will be made up of the following units. There is a choice between units 6 and 7. We will cover Unit 6. Physical Geography."— Presentation transcript:
World Geography 3200/02 The course will be made up of the following units. There is a choice between units 6 and 7. We will cover Unit 6. Physical Geography Unit 1 - Land and Water Forms Unit 2 - World Climate Patterns Unit 3 – Ecosystems Economic Geography Unit 4 - Primary Resource Activities Unit 5 - Secondary and Tertiary Activities Population Geography Unit 6 - Population Distribution and Growth Urban Geography Unit 7 - Settlement and Urbanization
World Geography 3200/02 Unit 1 introduces students to the first of three components that make up the physical earth – land and water forms, climate, and ecosystems. The unit will help students to examine the constituent parts of the physical environment, forces that created them, patterns in their distribution, and how they influence, and are influenced by, selected human activities.
World Geography 3200/02 Unit 2 provides an opportunity for students to examine some of the basic forces that produce our weather and climate, how they produce climate patterns on the earth’s surface, and relate to human activity. These patterns are strongly affected by the distribution of landforms and water forms.
World Geography 3200/02 Unit 3 focuses on the interrelationships between landforms and water forms on the one hand and climate on the other, and how these interrelationships make up the earth’s ecosystems. Soils, which result from a complex interaction among climate, land, flora and fauna, form a vital resource that humans use to satisfy needs and wants. Students will understand that humans must exercise wise stewardship in order to conserve resources.
World Geography 3200/02 Unit 4 shifts the focus from physical geography to economic geography; more specifically to a study of how humans interact with land resources (i.e., farming and forestry) and ocean resources (i.e., oil recovery and fishing) to satisfy needs and wants. Students will also understand that culture and technology shape what is deemed to be a resource and that the use of resources varies from place to place but still reflects spatial patterns.
World Geography 3200/02 Unit 5 gives the student insight into selected secondary activities in which humans engage as they transform raw materials, provided by primary activities, to more finished forms. Manufacturing utilizes capital and labor inputs to move materials through a series of processes until a higher-value added product is obtained. Services involve the “manufacturing” of intangible goods or services for human use. Students are encouraged to examine the importance of the secondary and tertiary sectors and factors that help to account for their location.
World Geography 3200/02 Unit 6 draws students’ attention to the importance of population studies. The distribution of people over the earth’s surface reflects the characteristics (e.g., climate, physical features, and ecosystems) of different regions. As well, population growth and structures are related to the level of economic development of a country or region.
World Geography 3200/02 Unit 7 is a logical extension of the population theme. In their analysis of the distribution of people on the earth’s surface, students became aware that some areas are heavily populated. Some cities have populations that are larger than that of some countries. In this unit, students will examine factors that help to account for the location and growth of communities, the internal structure of communities, and patterns in the distribution of cities on the earth’s surface.
World Geography 3200/02 Work will focus on the following format. Reading of Text Lectures/Notes In class Lab Activities Research Assignments Case Studies Unit Tests
World Geography 3200/02 Evaluation Breakdown World Geography32003202 Attendance and Participation 5% 5% In Class Lab Activities15%10% Unit Tests20%50% Case Studies 5%10% Research Assignment 5% 5% Midterm Exam20% 20% Final30% Total100%100%
Questions that will arise… Why Do We Study World Geography? Understand the world in Spatial Terms Identify Places and Regions Understand Physical Systems Understand Human Systems Environment and Society Understand the use of Geography What forces Created the Land Forms? Volcanic Eruptions. Folding of the earth’s surface. Faulting of the earth’s surface. Erosion forces and human activity modify the land forms.
Questions that will arise… Has Geography Influence the history of NFLD? What is the Gulf Stream? What is the Labrador Current? What is the Grand Bank? Where is It? What Natural Resources do we have in NFLD? What Kinds of land Forms Make up the earth’s surface? Mountains Valleys Plains Hills Plateaus
Geography - The Earth “Human History connected World Geography” What effect does geography have on our Lives? -How does geography affect where we live? -GFW, Bishop’s Falls, Botwood, Badger… How do physical land features effect our movement? -Rivers, Oceans, Lakes, Mountains… How do physical land features effect our leisure activities? - Skiing, hiking, Swimming… How have physical land features helped to determine settlement patterns in Newfoundland?
Important Thing to Remember… If you attend 80% of your classes you are 6 times more likely to fail that class! Don’t be stupid… –Stay in school!