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  1. Geography

  2. Why Study Geography? • http://www.hark.com/clips/hwtpzdyvns-i-have-no-clue

  3. What is Geography?

  4. Geography- study of the earth and its features, including human life and the effects of human activity. • Two main types: 1) Physical Geography 2) Human Geography

  5. Physical Geography • Study of the physical features of the earth • Focuses on natural features

  6. Human Geography • Study of human landscape, examines the relationship between humans and their environment.

  7. What we need to do is combine the two ideas. Take Mt. Everest for example.

  8. How does geography influence economic development?

  9. Physical Map • A physical map shows the physical features or lay of the land, such as where mountains, canyons, and rivers are.

  10. Political Map • A political map is designed to show governmental boundaries of countries, states, counties, and the location of major cities.

  11. Thematic Map • Designed to show a particular theme connected with a specific geographic area.

  12. Birth Rate • The ratio of total live births to total population. It is often expressed as the number of live births per 1,000 of the population. • Ex. - 15,000 live births - population of 1,000,000 people - Divide both by 1,000, birth rate is 15 per 1,000 people

  13. Death Rate • The ratio of total deaths to total population in a specified community. Expressed as the number of deaths per 1,000 of the population.

  14. Infant Mortality Rate • The number of deaths of infants under one year old in a given year for 1,000 that are born. • This is often used as an indicator of the level of health in a country.

  15. Education Levels

  16. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) • GDP - Measure of the market value of all final goods and services produced within a country in a given period • Per capita – per person

  17. Longitude • The position east or west of the prime meridian.

  18. Latitude • The position north or south of the earth's equator

  19. First World – the highly developed industrialized nations often considered the westernized countries of the world • Second World – country that is more stable and more developed than a third-world country but less-stable and less-developed than a first-world country, “emerging” • Third World – theunderdevelopednations of the world, especially those withwidespread poverty.

  20. First World • Ex. U.S., England, France

  21. Second World • Ex. Russia, Czech Republic, Croatia, China

  22. Third World