Key Human Geography Study Topics Essay

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Spatial Perspective?where something occurs and why it occurs there
Geography is the study of places and the relationships between people and their environments.
Every place is distinguish from other places by its own unique combination of physical and human characteristics.
What is true about the meaning or significance that places represent for people?place is experienced distinctly by every different person that interacts with it
Places are ‘lived in’ as people adapt to the environment and play out social/cultural interactions day­by­day, year­by­year.
How is space different from place?space is about the ways people organize and manage their lives on Earth
Individual characteristics of place together form spatial distributions, which when analyzed help us understand the processes that shaped resulting environment, economic, social and political patterns
What is not a reason for globalization?International treaties that require all countries to connect to the global economy and to share their revenues with poor countries.
What is true about the role of international travel in the process of globalization?People become exposed to new cultures as they travel, which influences their actions and choices.
An unfortunate aspect of economic globalization occurs when corporations save money in less developed countries because they do not have to abide by laws that ensure environmental protection or worker safety.
What is the most likely statement regarding the role of borders in globalization?They become somewhat open to allow flows of people and goods.
What is an example of the political implications that occur with increasing globalization?All of these are examples of political implications.
What is not a result of globalization?Countries becoming more and more equal, in terms of global incomes and share of global wealth.
Globalization is widely accepted and has no controversies.False
What is a controversy associated with globalization?Jobs Culture Trade
Development is a measure that looks at how advanced a country is in terms of its economic, technological, social and cultural systems.
What is true about the two ways that development is measured?Human development measures social, political and economic indicators telling how people live in a country. What is not one of the development indicators that are used to compare regions’ or countries’ levels of development?the level, quality and innovation of a country’s technological system

Development indices provide a very accurate, up­to­date picture of development between countries and within countries.False

What is not true about the natural factors that influence a country’s level of development? Countries in zones of natural hazards benefit from high levels of investment

into hazard readiness technologies. What is true about the natural factors that influence a country’s level of development?Lesser developed countries with smaller income levels struggle to invest in education, healthcare and basic necessities that would contribute to future economic growth.

Uneven development is only observed between countries, not within countries because all areas in a country have the same development levels. False

More developed countries have higher levels of national incomes and often form economic core areas, while lesser developed countries have lower levels of national incomes and form economic peripheries.True

Within countries, the rate of economic growth does not occur at the same rate across all regions; thus, regional development is uneven.True

What is true about borders?They are the boundaries of a government’s territorial control and ability to enforce laws within them.

Boundaries can either be drawn based on clear landscape divisions, like rivers or mountain passes, or they can be drawn based on human landscape divisions, like political territories or conflict