Presentation on theme: "Interactions with the Physical Environment"— Presentation transcript:
1 Interactions with the Physical Environment Canada’s Population Patterns
2 Mind’s On What is a CMA? Where are the majority of Canada’s CMAs? Why? Relatively speaking, between which latitude lines do the majority of Canadians live?Do you think Canada’s population is increasing or decreasing? How do you figure that out?
3 People Patterns in Canada Big country, small populationWe live in a few very large cities and a few kind of big citiesMost of Canada is uninhabited or “sparsely inhabited”Canadians live very close to the Canada- USA Border
4 People Patterns and Terminology Continuous Ecumene- the part of the country where there is continuous, permanent settlementDiscontinuous Ecumene- the part of the country where there are significant patches of settlement
7 Does it matter is areas far from large cities lose population?
8 Rural Settlement Patterns The majority of settlement in Canada occurs in CMA’s- areas of 100,000 in habitants that covers (sometimes) large cities and their smaller outlying towns/villagesRural settlement patterns have been affected by a few factors:
9 Rural Settlement Factors- Resources Resources- people were attracted by resources to particular areas-Agricultural- how do farms affect settlement patterns?Commercial fishing- how would fishing affect the settlement patterns?Mining- how might mining affect settlement patterns?
10 Rural Settlement Factors- Transportation Methods of early travel change the settlement patternsIf water is used for travel it will affect how people settled an areaModern transportation methods have changed where and why people live where they do….examples?
11 A. Dispersed population B. Concentrated C. Linear Pattern
12 Rural Settlement Factors- Government In some areas the government of Canada influenced where people livedSouthern Ontario (here) for example was settled when the government created a survey system- a pattern of roads and lotsBest way to look at settlement patterns is on maps- best maps for rural and urban areas- TOPOGRAHIC MAPSThis is called a large scale map- shows a large amount of detail in a small area
13 Topographic MapsMilitary Grid system- light blue lines- light blue numbers on the sides of the borderREAD RIGHT FIRSTTry this: what is found at