GEO JOURNAL Lesson 6.01
(a) Explain the difference between race and ethnicity as defined by geographers. Include only
factual information rather than historical or contemporary opinions about the role of race and
ethnicity in human cultures.
Scientific research shows that, biologically, all people belong to the same racethe human race. Despite
this scientific evidence, humans still focus on the differences among a population to classify people into
separate groups. While some societies emphas
distinct political units. These units provide members with a degree of power and protection and allow
them to pool resources to serve the needs of many. Political geographers seek to understand humans'
organization of Earth into political units and the co
U.S. economy is made up of many interdependent industries that provide goods and services to
individual consumers or businesses. These economic activities are classified in to broad sectors: primary,
secondary, tertiary, quaternary, and quinary economic a
Cities grew for a variety of reasons. Often the rise of a city occurred because of a series of human needs.
Cities perform a variety of functions.
Food Storage- Storage structures were constructed when large amounts of food needed to be stored.
Agriculture is the modification of Earth by humans to raise crops and animals for food or to sell; it is
evident that humans existed on Earth long before agriculture was invented.
Hunter-gatherers collected wild foods, hunted game, or fished in rivers and
Module 2 Notes
Demography is the scientific study of population characteristics
Demographic: the statistical characteristics of human populations, such as age, income, race or gender, used
especially to identify markets.
Ex: To make informed decisions abo
Geo Journal Lesson 5.01
Are there holy sites close to where you live? Have you ever visited a holy site? What was the
purpose of your visit?
Near my house, there are actually not very many cathedrals in my community, but once you venture
out of my communi
Geo Journal Lesson 4.02 Part I
Do you think folk culture can survive alongside rapidly spreading pop culture? Why or why not? ; in
todays society with technology advancing and cultures booming it is getting harder and harder to
maintain old folklore and t