Presentation on theme: "Also known as Human Geography Hanks HS"— Presentation transcript:
1 Also known as Human Geography Hanks HS Cultural GeographyAlso known as Human GeographyHanks HS
2 Physical V. Cultural Geography Physical GeographyRocks/MineralsLand FormsAnimal & Plant lifeClimate/WeatherEnvironmentSoilsRivers/Oceans/WaterCulture GeographyPopulation/SettlementsUrbanizationEconomic & Political SystemsHuman MigrationSocial SystemsReligion/Belief System
3 CultureShared patterns of learned behavior that are passed on from generation to generation.Components:Beliefs, Values, CustomsLanguages, Ethnicity, ReligionInstitutions (Economic, Political, Educational)Art, Music, and Technology
4 Cultural GeographyA field that studies spatial aspects of human cultures.Major Components focus on:Cultural LandscapesCulture HearthsCultural DiffusionCulture Regions
5 Cultural LandscapeThe composite of human imprints on the earth’s surface.Carl Sauer’s definition: “the forms superimposed on the physical landscape by the activities of man” “ from Recent Developments in Cultural Geography, 1927
6 Culture HearthThe source areas from which radiated ideas, innovations, and ideologies that change the world beyond.What are some examples?
7 Cultural DiffusionThe spreading of a culture element (ex: technological innovation)Can you think of any examples of cultural diffusion, past or present?
8 Culture RegionDistinct, culturally discrete spatial unit; a region where certain cultural norms prevail.
9 Ethnicity What is ethnicity? Common racial, national, tribal, religious, linguistic, or cultural origin or backgroundAn Example of Ethnic and Religious Conflict:The Balkans: Ethnic war between the Croatian Catholics, the Bosnian Muslims, and the Serbian Orthodox.
10 ConclusionThink about your own culture: your belief system, institutions that you are part of, technology you use everyday.Cultures change over time, but the historical aspects are very important for understanding today’s cultures. Culture must be examined from different perspectives.Know the terms cultural landscape, cultural hearth, cultural diffusion, and culture region- these terms describe the ways in which cultural geographers view the world.