7 Housing MaterialsPeople tend to make their houses out of available materials. What would you make your house out of if you lived in…A. A desert or arid region?B. An area with a lot of snow?C. A jungle?
13 Tree house in Papua NewGuinea. Natives build houseslike this in order to escapethe bugs and heat on theforest floor. They also helpprotect people from theirenemies.
14 In countries near the Mediterranean Sea such as Italy, Spain, and Greece tile roofs are commonfeatures of the architecture.
15 The bright red tile roofs in Florence, Italy givethe city a distinctivelook.
16 A wooden church in Siberia, Russia. This area has a huge coniferous forest called the Taiga.
17 Agricultural Activity The environment has a huge impact on what types of food humans can grow, how they grow them, and where they can grow them.
18 Agricultural Activity Agricultural activity can be affected by:Topography - Is the land flat or mountainous?Climate - Certain types of crops can only grow in certain temperatures. If there is not enough rainfall humans must irrigate crops.
19 Agricultural Activity Only a small percentage of the land on earth is arable. Arable land is land that can be used for farming. Examine the following maps and look at an atlas. See if you can explain the types of crops these countries grow and why some land is not used for farming.
20 Land use map of Jamaica, an island in the Caribbean Sea.
21 Land use map of Belgium, a small country in Western Europe.
22 Land use mapof Brazil, thelargest countryin South America.
24 Types of RecreationSome types of recreation depend on the climate.
25 Explain This Country Germany U.S. Austria Russia Canada Gold Medals Silver MedalsBronze MedalsTotalGermany1112629U.S.9725Austria23Russia822Canada1024Results of 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.
26 Types of Recreation Lame sports around the world: Curling -Elephant Polo -Cheese Rolling -
27 Transportation Patterns The environment, especially topography and climate, can have an impact on transportation patterns.
28 Transportation Patterns Mountains are barriers to trade because it is difficult to build roads over mountains.People use rivers and the ocean for transportation routes because boats transport goods more efficiently.Extreme weather, such as the cold, can make it difficult to transport goods.