1. How can tourism be considered a mixed blessing for these regions? What are the
positive and negative impacts of tourism?
Tourism can be considered a mixed blessing for these regions due to its broad variety of possible
activities. For example: Summer a
Lesson 1: Regions and Themes
Why do geographers use regions to describe the world?
Geographers study a very wide range of issues, and regions are one way to organize
and simplify this vast amount of information. Even though regions are "made-u
Forum: Lesson 5: US and Canada's Core
What has happened to the core of manufacturing in the United States? Why?
Theres been a slight decline in the manufacturing core in the United States due to a lot of
manufacturing being exchanged by
1. Discuss the major physical features of North America.
There are the low lands of the interior from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic. The
Atlantic and Gulf coastal plains extends from Northern Mexico along the east coast of
the United States to the sout
Lesson 4 Discussion Board Megalopolis
1. What is the Megalopolis? Define and describe?
Megalopolis is urban regions in the north east of America, these regions
disperse into smaller area, for example you have the metro area of
Lesson 9: Great Plains and Prairies
1. What factors contributed to the Dust Bowl? Can this happen again?
The Dust Bowl also know to many as the "dirty thirties" took place in a section of the
Great Plains from 1930 until 1940. Multiple draughts throughout
Lesson 8: Agricultural Core
CO LL APS E
1. How have farm ownership patterns changed and why? Is this a good thing?
The farm ownership patterns according to the book have declined. This can be a good or bad
thing based on who you are. This is occurring due
GEO 2312: Geography of North America
Instructor: Dr. Russell Smith
Office: 113 Coltrane Hall
Office Hours: TR 9:30am - 12:30 pm, Wed. 10am 11am, and Online with a 24 hour
Textbook: Birdsall, S.S., E.J
1. Why are North American's so mobile? Why do we move a lot?
The US transportation system is an important resource when it comes to Americans
moving. All across the US, in each community we have public transportation systems
that suit its community, Some
1) The push and pull factors that led to out migration of African Americans from the
south came from the racial discrimination and the poor living conditions. The African
Americans were living under poverty which forced them to move north . The racial