Geography lesson 1 Essay

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Lesson One Homework 1. Discuss the problems that “geographic illiteracy” can present to a country such as the United States in the Twenty-First Century. Give examples of the need for geographic knowledge in diverse areas such as international politics, domestic politics, economics, and popular culture. Geographic Illiteracy by definition is not having geographic knowledge. For example, not being to point out where the United States is on the map or where the Pacific Ocean is located. Geographic Illiteracy can cause many problems to a country such as the United States in the Twenty First century because it is crucial for the upcoming generation to know what and where situations are arising in the world. As the undisputed global…show more content…
Distance, accessibility and connectivity affect relative location. The absolute location of Tarrant County Community College is 32° 50' N / 97° 11' W. The relative location of the college is 20 minutes from six flags. 3. Discuss mental geography from two personal perspectives: the mental map of your activity spaces and the map of your preferred place of residence in the United States. The mental map of my preferred place of residence would be me envisioning the main gate then passing the pond on my left and turning into my parking space. I would then go up the stairs to the hallway and go straight to my door up ahead. I would then envision my entryway and living room with the kitchen to the left and my room up behind it. My mental map of my activity area would be of my gym. I would envision the parking lot and see myself parking right in the front, walking up to the double doors and going though. I envision the sign in area where I would scan my card and make my way to the locker rooms to the left. I would then go to my preferred workout area in the right region behind the water fountains and soda machines. I would pass through all the machines and weights until I reach my desired area. 4. What is a functional region and how does it differ from a formal region? Discuss the functional region associated with a nearby metropolitan
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