Geography: Human Systems
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What do we call the study of changes in patters of populations and people and their characteristics?
Give ONE example of what a demographer might study?
Geographic distribution of the population
Why are teenagers of the most powerful demographic groups?
Because they spend billions of dollars every year.
What does a population pyramid tell us?
It shows the gender, age and place.
Any organized group of human habitation is called:
What factors might influence or attract or draw people to a settlement area?
Health factors and urban settlements.
Give two examples of problems that might occur if a city grows too fast?
There isn't enough electricity or water available to everyone, bad sewage.
Why were people attracted to the fertile crescent?
Ideal place for irrigation
Why were rivers so imp. to early settlers?
They provide water and when they flood they provide good soil.
What are some reasons a person or group might be pulled to a new area.
Access to more ares, economic opportunities and educational opportunities.
What pushed the Irish to America?
Because of the Irish Potato crop people were dying of disease and famine.
What are some reasons for forced migration?
Natural disasters, human conflicts and being persecuted.
Was the African trade slave an example of forced migration?
In America how did the Industrial revolution change where people live?
Many people moved from rural to urban areas.
How did the Industrial revolution influence cultural.
You have art, music and literature,
What is included in the definition of culture?
Music, food, language, religion and dress.
The process of spearing cultural traits from one place to another is called:
In the US what is an ex of an ethnic enclave?