Chapter 1: Introduction to Human Geography

Chapter 1: Introduction to Human Geography

Mumbai, India CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN GEOGRAPHY APHUG | BHS | Ms. Justice Key Questions: Chapter 1 1.1 What is human geography? 1.2 What are geographic questions? 1.3 Why do geographers use maps, and what do maps tell us?

1.4 Why are geographers concerned with scale and connectedness? 1.5 What are geographic concepts, and how are they used in answering geographic questions? Field Note: Awakening to World Hunger Dragging myself out of bed for a 9:00

Kericho, Kenya A.M. lecture, I decide I need to make a stop at Starbucks. Grande coffee of the day, please, and leave room for cream. I rub my eyes and look at the sign to see where my coffee was grown. Kenya. Ironically, I am about to lecture on Kenyas coffee plantations. Just the wake-up call I need. When I visited Kenya in eastern Africa, I drove from Masai Mara to Kericho

and I noticed nearly all of the agricultural fields I could see were planted with coffee or tea (Fig. 1.1). I also saw the poor of Kenya, clearly hungry, living in substandard housing. I questioned, Why do farmers in Kenya grow coffee and tea when they could grow food to feed the

hungry? Trying to answer such a question 60 Second Reflection In your notes, write a response to the following: Why do farmers in Kenya grow coffee and tea when they could grow food to feed the hungry? Key Question 1.1

What is human geography? 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved. What Is Human Geography? Human geography focuses on: How people make places How we organize space and society How we interact with each other How we make sense of ourselves and others

2012 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved. What Is Human Geography? Advances in communication and transportation technologies = places and people are more interconnected. Economic globalization and the rapid diffusion of elements of popular culture, such as fashion and architecture = many people and places

look more alike. 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved. What Is Human Geography? Globalization: a set of processes that are increasing interactions, deepening relationships, and accelerating interdependence across national borders.

Concept Caching: Levis in Lucca, Italy Jon Malinowski What Is Human Geography? Geographers employ the concept of scale to understand individual, local, regional,

national, and global interrelationships. What happens at the global scale affects the local, but it also affects the individual, regional, and national. Similarly, the processes at these scales influence the global. 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved.

Geographic Investigation Process Four-Level Analysis: Level 1 - What? Where? When? Level 2 - Pattern Identification Level 3 Why there? How did it get there? Level 4 So what? What if?

Earth at Night - Global Scale North America at Night - Regional Scale Online: 6/27/2006 - http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/49261main_usa_nightm.jpe Your State at Night - Local Scale Online: 6/27/2006 -http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/usanight_dmsp_big.gif

Imagine and describe the most remote place on Earth you can think of 100 years ago. Now, describe how globalization has changed that place and how the people there continue to shape it and make it the place it is today.

2012 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved.

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