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1 Also known as Human Geography Hanks HS
Cultural Geography Also known as Human Geography Hanks HS

2 Physical V. Cultural Geography
Physical Geography Rocks/Minerals Land Forms Animal & Plant life Climate/Weather Environment Soils Rivers/Oceans/Water Culture Geography Population/Settlements Urbanization Economic & Political Systems Human Migration Social Systems Religion/Belief System

3 Culture Shared patterns of learned behavior that are passed on from generation to generation. Components: Beliefs, Values, Customs Languages, Ethnicity, Religion Institutions (Economic, Political, Educational) Art, Music, and Technology

4 Cultural Geography A field that studies spatial aspects of human cultures. Major Components focus on: Cultural Landscapes Culture Hearths Cultural Diffusion Culture Regions

5 Cultural Landscape The 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 Hearth The source areas from which radiated ideas, innovations, and ideologies that change the world beyond. What are some examples?

7 Cultural Diffusion The spreading of a culture element (ex: technological innovation) Can you think of any examples of cultural diffusion, past or present?

8 Culture Region Distinct, 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 background An Example of Ethnic and Religious Conflict: The Balkans: Ethnic war between the Croatian Catholics, the Bosnian Muslims, and the Serbian Orthodox.

10 Conclusion Think 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.


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