5 themes of Geograpy
location, place, region, interaction between people and the enviroment, movement
one of the most widely used; show most distances, sizes, and shapes accurately; distorted in areas around the edges of the map
shows correct areas, of landmasses, oceans and direction, but distorts the shapes of Africa and South America
shows correct shapes and sizes of landmasses, but impossible to measure distance accurately
shows directions accurately; sizes and distances are distorted
role of elevation
the higher you go the cooler it will get
way of life, and all things included in the way of life, language, customs
the movement of culture form place to place
household made up of a mother, father, and children
several generations in one household
a society dominated by males
a society dominated by females
rules and behavior
menners specific to a culture such as handshakes.
a way of communication which is considered the cornerstone of culture.
people make decisions in this type of government.
a government where people vote for leaders but the leaders amke the decisions.
a government with one ruler, who rules by force
3 basic economic questions
what goods and services should we produce?
how will we produce these goods?
for whom will we produce these goods?
economy where the farmer only produces enough goods for himself
economic system that combines the free market with limited government involvement
the government tells people what to make, how to make it, and who to make it for.
tools and skills people use to meet their basic needs
believing in the superiority of one's own ethnic and cultural group, and having a corresponding disdain for all other groups
discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of another race
first discovery of man
in the Tanzania by Mary and Louis Leaky
people with no permanent home; move from place to place in search of food,
first agricultural revolution
dating back 10,000 years, the First Agricultural Revolution achieved plant domestication and animal domestication
second agricultural revolution
tools and equipment were modified, methods of soil preparation, fertilization, crop care, and harvesting improved the general organization of agriculture made more efficient
a society with cities, a central government, job specialization, and social classes
a ranking of people into higher or lower positions of respect
landforms such as steep cliffs
a disease that reduces worker productivity, caused by parasitic worms, has liver and urinary infections
built for irrigationa nd protection vs. flooding
but Dam causes flooding in other regions and disease generated from still water
The world's longest river, which flows northward through East Africa into the Mediterranean Sea
resources in Africa
West coast = Gold
Zaire = copper
SA = platinum
Libya = oil
hot, humid, and lots of rainfall
tropical wet/ dry
1/2 of Africa, little rain in winter
the ideal temperature in Southern Africa, summers hot and dry and winters cool and moist
malaria in Africa
Most common disease caused my mosquitoes