C3 L1: Understanding Regions

A region is an area with at least one feature that makes it different from other areas. E.g. Urban region, rural region, coastal region, desert region, Spanish-speaking region etc. A region may be large or small. The continent of North America is a region. The neighborhood where you live is a region, too.
4 main types of regions
Political, physical, economic and cultural
Interdependence is the depending on one another for resources, products or services.
Political regions are a place where people share a government. Creating political regions helps people live an govern in an organized way. The United States has 3 levels of government - federal, state and local.
PHYSICAL regions
A physical region is an area based on NATURAL RESOURCES such as landforms, climate, natural vegetation, mountains and rivers.
Natural vegetation
Natural vegetation is the plant life that grows naturally in an area.
ECONOMIC regions
An economic region is a region based on the way people in an area USE RESOURCES TO MEET THEIR NEEDS. E.g. Oil-producing region, agricultural region, manufacturing region etc.
How can we connect regions
We can connect regions by communication technologies and transportation.
Technology is the use of knowledge or tools to make or do something.
Communication is the sending and receiving of information.
CULTURAL regions
A cultural region is an area in which people share certain ways of life such as religion, language, or the main ethnic group that lives there.
Ethnic group
An ethnic group is a group of people from the same country, race or culture.
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