Flashcards in Geography & Culture Quiz Deck (42):
The study of people, their environment, and their resources.
Five themes of geography
Location, place, human environmental interaction, region, and movement.
A particular position on the earth's surface.
Distance north to south
Distance east to west
Equator is a line of...
Lines of longitude...
Converge at the poles and are largest at the the equator and change.
Latitude lines are...
Always the same distance
Physical characteristics and human characteristics.
Physical characteristics examples...
Lakes and trees
Human characteristics examples...
Schools and homes
Two types of interaction. Hidden costs and adaption.
Things humans do to negatively harm the environment
Examples of hidden costs
Deforesting and overfishing
How humans made things changed
Movement of ideas, trade, migration.
When one group of people relies on another group of people for supply of something they don't have.
Area with common characteristics.
Characteristics that may define a region
Landforms, climates, religion, language.
Examples of region...
Puget sound, Africa
Climate zones have...
Two factors. Location and elevation.
All the things that make up a people's entire way of life.
Seven elements of culture
Social organizations, customs and traditions, language, arts and literature, religion, forms of government, economic systems.
Family patterns- smaller units within a culture that work together to meet basic needs.
2 generations- parents and children
3 generations- parents, children, and aunts/ uncles cousins
People grouped together by religion, etc.
Customs and traditions
Ideas of right and wrong.
Examples of customs and traditions
Enforcing laws, dress code, table manners, birthdays
Canada has two official languages- english and French. South Africa has 11. Most used: english. 2nd most used: africon. No official language on United States.
Languages can be described with..
Body language, communication, and tone.
Arts and literature
Products of the human imagination that please and entertain us and teach a cultures' values.
Examples of arts and literature
Music, movies, stories
Answers the basic questions about the purpose and meaning of life.
Belief in one god
Belief in multiple gods
Forms of government
Provides for the common needs of people, protects from outside threats, and refers to societies laws and political institutions.
How people use their resources to satisfy their wants and needs.
Goods coming into our country
Goods shipping out of our country
Favorable balance of trade
Exports because your country makes more money.