Chapter 6: Religions
Key Issue 1 pgs. 182-91
1. What are four ways that geographers study spatial connections in religion?
2. What are five reasons for religious tension between globalization and local diversity?
3. Who was the Dalai Lama? Wha
Chapter 7: Ethnicity
Key Issue 1 pgs. 226-31
1. What are the three major ethnicities in the U.S? How is ethnicity a source of pride? How are ethnic
groups measurably different? Why does ethnicity matter?
2. Define ethnicity and race. What is t
Chapter 8: Political Geography
Key Issue 1 pgs. 260-67
1. What is one of Earths most fundamental cultural landscapes?
2. What two regions dominated during the Cold War? What caused the global political landscape to
3. How has globaliza
Chapter 1: Basic Concepts
Key Issue 1 pgs. 2-13
1. What two questions do geographers ask? What two questions do historians ask?
2. Define geography, map, and cartography.
3. Describe the 2 purposes of a map. What were earliest maps?
4. Name on
Agriculture & Rural Land
deliberate modification of
earths surface by cultivating plants &
Crop: any plant cultivated by man
to settlements (rural)by
invention of agriculture
Origins can NOT be d
Political Organization of Space
State= country; sovereign political
Sovereignty- independence from
control of its internal affairs from
Rise of nationalities
Nationality = identity with a group of
people who share a common
CULTURAL PATTERNS & PROCESSES
Culture: combination of three things:
Food, clothing, & shelter
Arts (music)& recreation
in two ways:
Habit- repetitive act
Population & Migration
Overcrowded v Overpopulation:
overpopulation is when # of population
is more than resources. In some regions
there is overpopulation but globally not
2/3 of population near water & within
300 miles of an ocean
Different Trade Agreements
Union of South America
o MERCOSUR (Southern Common Market)
o Associate states
NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement)
Principles of Cultural Geography
The World Today: Six and a half Billion People
About 50% of the worlds people are urban (living in or near cities).
90% of the worlds people live north of the equator.
3/4 of the worlds people live on 5% of t