How to Study Cultures Lesson 1: How Geography Defines a Culture
Terms in this set (10)
What is the main focus of this lesson?
How geography affects one's culture.
What are key geographic elements that influence how people adapt to their surroundings?
Topography, climate, and natural resources.
What is topography?
The physical features of the land including:
Variations in elevation
Location of bodies of water
What are some examples of natural topographic features?
Shorelines, mountains, deserts, prairies, and rivers.
What are some examples of human-made topographic features?
Roads, dams, and bridges.
What is climate?
The average condition of the weather over a long period of time with emphasis on temperature and precipitation averages.
How does climate influence the way people live?
Economy, clothing, sheltering, food, water, and production of goods.
What are natural resources?
Elements from the Earth that can be developed and used by humans in their economic production.
What are some examples of natural resources?
Minerals, trees, wind, water, and animals.
What are human subsistent needs?
A person's basic requirement of food, water, shelter, and clothing. Subsistent needs are necessary for survival.
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