2 2.1 IntroductionTo the person next to you discuss the question: “when have you used a map” “what do they show” Be prepared to shareIn 1854 a disease called Cholera struck a neighborhood in London, England, In 10 days 500 people diedWith a partner close to you, try to make a list of different things you could map.John Snow figured out how people where dying.He started to think like a Geographer by mapping the houses who had people who died of the diseaseThe map he used was called a Thematic Map
3 2.2 Geographic SettingThematic Maps can show Physical or Human GeographyFocus on a specific topic or themeMaps can focus on landforms (mountains, valleys, plains, plateaus)Bodies of water (rivers, sea, oceans, lakes)Political Maps, Climate, Population, Economic ActivityWhen reading a Thematic Map always read the title and map legend first to identify what you are looking at
4 2.3 Mapping Earth’s Physical Features (Look @ Map pg 28 & 29) Geographers have given names to many landforms so they can be identifiedPeninsula, mountain ranges, plains, plateau, canyon, hill, river, dune are just a fewPhysical features maps show the shapes of features as seen from aboveThey show elevation, height above sea level, colors are used to show elevation changeWater is also found on a physical map
5 2.4 Hot, Cold, Wet, Dry: Earth’s Climates (Look @ Map) Climate Zones – each zone has a particular pattern of temperature and precipitationClimagraph – used to show average temp. & Precip. in a place over a yearWhat affects climate? – location such as latitude, coastal, inland, elevation, etc..Turn to page in your book
6 What types of Thematic Maps are on these pages? Geography 2.4 Pg 30-31What types of Thematic Maps are on these pages?Identify the 12 climate zones shown.Where can you find the cities names on the graph?The left side of the graph indicates what?The right side of the graph indicates what?
7 Find the Minneapolis/St. Paul graph: What climate zone is it in? Geography 2.4 Pg 30-31Find the Minneapolis/St. Paul graph:What climate zone is it in?What is the highest average temperature?What month is the highest average temperature?What is the highest average rainfall?What month does the highest average rainfall in?
8 Find the Shanghai, China graph: What climate zone is it in? Geography 2.4 Pg 30-31Find the Shanghai, China graph:What climate zone is it in?What is the highest average temperature?What month is the highest average temperature?What is the highest average rainfall?What month does the highest average rainfall in?
9 Find the Nice, France graph: What climate none is it in? Geography 2.4 Pg 30-31Find the Nice, France graph:What climate none is it in?What is the highest average temperature?What month is the highest average temperature?What is the highest average rainfall?What month does the highest average rainfall in?
10 Geography 2.4 Pg 30-31Use the rest of the maps on this page to answer these questions:What city has the highest average rainfall for 1 month?What month does it happen in?What city has an arid climate?What city has a subarctic climate?What city averages 1 inch of rain or more for the entire year?What months will the average rainfall fall below 4 inches of rain in Sydney, Australia?What are the 3 lowest months of rainfall on average in Nome, Alaska?What city has the highest rainfall in July over all the other months?
11 2.5 Earth’s Vegetation (Look @ Map) What types of vegetation is around us? In the City? In Minnesota? Please list a few & be prepared to share.Vegetation Zones – geographers study where different plants growTurn to page in your book
12 Geography 2.5 Pg 32-33 Identify the 11 vegetation Zones. What color indicates Desert?Describe what mixed forest looks like?Describe what broadleaf evergreen forest looks like?Which vegetation is described as evergreen trees with needles and cones?What parts of the world will you find Tundra?What countries in North America will have Tundra?Out of the 11 vegetation zones, which ones would you chose to be the best fit for Minnesota?
13 Chapter 2.6 Population Density (Look @ Map) Population density tells us how crowded a place isDivide total number of people by total land areaDensity effects how people live (Can you think of how this would effect how someone lives?)Turn to page in your book
14 In your own words explain each population density. Ch Pg. 34 & 35In your own words explain each population density.Which 1 would fit best for Minneapolis?Which 1 would fit best for Chicago?Which 1 would fit best for New York City?Which 1 would fit best for Breckenridge (my hometown)?
15 Ch Pg. 34 & 35Look at the Map of China:Describe where most of the people live.Describe where the least people live.Give 2 reasons why China’s density is so distinct.What population is in the city of Shanghai?What population is in the city of Xi’an?What population is in the city of Hong Kong?What population is in the city of Beijing?
16 Chapter 2.7 Land & Resources (Look @ Map) What types of resources do we use from the land here in Minnesota?Maps that show economic activity – land, forestry, fossil fuels, hydroelectric powerTurn to page in our book
17 Ch 2.7 Pg. 36 & 37Which of the land uses do we have in Minnesota?Using the Economic activity map, please list 3 of the 7 resources.What icon indicates petroleum?What icon indicates hydroelectric power?What color indicates commercial fishing?Find Iceland, what land uses will you find there?
18 2.8 Regions Map)Region – area with 1 or more features that set it apart from other areasDefined by either physical or human featuresSun Belt – (Florida to California) because of it sunny climateCorn Belt – central states who raise cornWorlds 7 regions – See book pg 39