Lesson 3 - Lesson: Geography: People & Place - Key...

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Lesson : Geography: People & Place - Key Terms and Concepts, p. 2 - Introduction, p. 3 - Regions -- Defining regions, pp. 4 - 5 -- Defining global geographic regions --- Intro, p. 6 --- Humid, tropical regions, p. 7 --- Dry regions, p. 8 --- Mild, midlatitude regions, p. 9 --- Severe, midlatitude and Polar regions, p. 10 -- Testing your understanding, p. 11 - Summary and References, p. 12
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Key Terms and Concepts A note : The following terms and concepts are introduced in this lesson. You are responsible for understanding these terms and concepts as they will provide you with a foundation for future discussions. While you may not specifically see some of these terms or concepts on the upcoming exam, you will see them again in future lessons and exams. It is up to you to know them. This list is provided as a tool for studying and by no means does it address everything that you may be asked on the upcoming exam. Defining global geographic regions: - how regions are defined (i.e. questions asked) - problems associated with defining and portraying regions - possible distinguishing characteristics of geographic regions - what criteria was used to produce the global geographic regions in our lesson Know the names of all of the world geographic regions and their general characteristics. A follow-up: You'll be able to test your understanding with the lesson's Self-assessment . Tip: If you need help developing effective studying strategies for this course, take a look at the "Tips for doing well in this course" page (in the Getting Started folder). Remember : Take notes! And, talk to people (your Instructor, classmates, friends, family, etc.) about what you've learned -- it will help your understanding of the material to explain it to others.
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Introduction In the last lesson you were introduced to some of the ways people influence their environment and, in turn, how the environment influences people. You learned that the environment often dictates where people live, the activities that take place there, and even the quality of life of those people. People, on the other hand, have made great use of their surroundings and, in doing so, a considerable and lasting impact on the natural landscape. Like the methods and tools you learned about in the Space & Place Lesson, geographers are always working to understand the relationship between people and place. One way this can be accomplished is by defining regions. Example of global regions. World map showing political regions. Image sources: BNW (2008) This last lesson in a series of three lessons introducing you to the discipline of geography, will explore some real world examples of how geographers attempt to describe and define the world around them. In the beginning of the course you learned that things in space can be grouped by their similarities or divided by their differences. It is precisely in this way that regions or areas can be defined such that variables within a region will share certain characteristics. For instance.
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Lesson 3 - Lesson: Geography: People & Place - Key...

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