describe how technologies such as geographic information systems, remote sensing, and maps are used to analyze local, regional, and global issues
identify and describe the physical processes that shape the earth's surface at different scales from ancient times to the present to determine the physical environment of human cultures
describe how culture, the environment, and location affect how we define and understand the world
interpret information from the spatial perspective in order to apply knowledge of geography to world events
use geographical concepts to interpret the past, explain the present, plan for the future, and understand the individual's place in the world
A cultural region profile should demonstrate an understanding of political and social developments of your regions, e.g., social and technology developments, revolutionary periods, and analysis of the causes and consequences of world conflicts. You will provide background and context for a discussion of "cultural imperialism." You will be assigned a cultural region for which you will develop a cultural profile. You will also be required to review and evaluate a classmate's completed profile.
Region 1: Sub-Saharan Africa
Cultural Profile Instructions and Requirements
You must answer these three questions:
What is "culture"?
What difficulties or problems did you have in defining your cultural region?
What role does "cultural imperialism" play in the formation of your cultural realm? Give specific examples of how your region is the of European cultural imperialism.
Each profile must include information from each of the five categories below. You can select from category 2, but you must include information to address categories 1, 3, 4, and 5. Be creative. You will decide what to include from category 2; select at least three characteristics from category 2. You must submit your profile to your assignments folder.
Category 1. Description of the populations, size, growth, distribution, and linkages to global issues. Be sure to use the statistics you learned about in chapter 5: birth rate, death rate, fertility rate, life expectancy, infant mortality, etc.
*Category 2. Religion, language, economic systems, government, history, ethnic identity, physical landscape, folk culture, physical landscape, ethnic identity, cultural ecology, etc. Select at least three from this category.
Category 3. Discuss the role of "cultural imperialism" in shaping culture in your region.
*You should select at least three characteristics from category 2 that most influence the identity of your assigned region.