2-6 Calendar
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Oct 3
Political
Geography
4
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7
Political
Geography
Political
Geography
Early Release
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HW: Study
Africa Map
10
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Voc #6
11
Political
Geography
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Voc #6
HW: Study
12
Political
Geography
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HW: Study
Africa Map
18
Political
Geography
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HW: Study
24
Economic
Activities
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HW: Study
Africa Map
31
Economic
Activities
/Systems
25
Economic
Activities
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26
Economic
Activities
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HW:
Nov 1
Economic
Activities
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HW:Study
2
Economic
Activities
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HW: Study
Africa Map
7
Due: Map 4 Due:
HW:
HW: Study
Political
Geography
Q #6/M #1
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HW:
Voc #7
13
Political
Geography
Q #7/M #2
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HW:
Voc #8
20
Pol Geo
Q #8/M #3
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HW:
Review for
Exam
27
Economic
Act/Sys
Q #9/M #4
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HW:
Voc #10
3
Eco Dev
Q #10
Africa
Map Test
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HW:
8
9
Economic
Development
Economic
Development
10
Eco Dev
11
Economic
Development
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Review for
Exam
Exam 262
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Student
Holiday
17
Political
Geography
Due:
HW: Study
Africa Map
19
Political
Geography
Due:
HW: Study
Period: _____
Political
Geography
Due:
Voc #1
HW:
14
Political
Geography
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HW:
21
Political
Geography
Exam 261
Due:
HW:
Voc #9
28
Economic
Activities
/Systems
Due:
HW:
4
Economic
Development
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HW:
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Economic
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Early Release – October 7, 2011
Student Holiday – October 10, 2011
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World Geography Studies 1112
2-6
List #6 – MIT or Taboo or MITaboo
1. Africa – the second largest continent in the world, it is almost three times the size of
the U.S. It is separated from Europe by the Mediterranean Sea and is bordered to the
east by the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. The climate tends towards warm, hot
summers and mild winters, with the amount of rainfall differing greatly from the
deserts to the tropical rainforest.
2. *Democracy - government in which citizens take part through voting
3. *Dictatorship – government in which an absolute ruler holds all the power
4. *Monarchy – government ruled by a king or queen
5. *Republic – government in which citizens elect representatives to govern them
6. Constitutional Republic - a government created and controlled, at least, by the law
of a constitution
7. *Theocracy - government ruled by religious leaders claiming god-given authority
8. *Totalitarian - a form of government in which the political authority exercises
absolute and centralized control over all aspects of life, the individual is subordinated
to the state (less important than the nation), and opposing political and cultural
expression is suppressed
9. Political Division –a geographic region that, on the large scale, is typically a
country, while on a smaller scale could be states, counties, parishes, districts,
provinces, cities, towns, or smaller municipalities.
List #7 – MIT or Taboo or MITaboo
1. Public Policy - principle that holds that no person or government official can legally
perform an act that tends to injure the public. It is generally applied to matters of
public health, safety, and welfare. It changes with the changing economic needs, social
customs, and moral aspirations of the people. Public policy enters into, and influences,
the enactment, execution, and interpretation of legislation
2. *Sovereign Nation – a completely self-ruling and independent country
3. *United Nations - An international organization composed of most of the countries of
the world. It was founded in 1945 to promote peace, security, and economic
development.
4. *European Union – an organization whose goal is to unite Europe so that goods,
services, and workers can move freely among member countries.
5. *Nationalism – a. devotion to the interests or culture of one's nation. b. belief that
nations will benefit from acting independently rather than collectively, emphasizing
national rather than international goals. c. aspirations for national independence in a
country under foreign domination.
6. *Patriotism - love and devotion to your country and a willingness to sacrifice for it
7. *Political Pull Factor – force that draws people to a new location, like more
political freedoms
8. *Poltical Push Factor – a force that drives people away from a place, like a lack of
political freedoms
9. Political Units - a politically organized body of people under a single government
List # 8 – MIT or Taboo or MITaboo
1. Economics – a science pertaining to the production, distribution, and use of income,
wealth, and commodities.
2. *Economic Push Factors - a force that drives people from a place, like a lack of jobs
or opportunities
3. *Economic Pull Factors – a force that draws people to a place, like a more job
opportunities
4. *Free Enterprise - the freedom of private businesses to operate competitively for
profit with minimal government regulation
5. *Socialism – an economic system where production and distribution of goods is
owned by the workers themselves or a centralized government that often plans and
controls the economy (sometimes viewed, economically, as between capitalism and
communism)
6. *Communism - an economic system where production and distribution of goods is
owned by single-party government that often plans and controls the economy.
Unlike socialism, the government controls all aspects of life.
7. *Traditional Economy – a system in which traditions and customs control all
economic activity; exists in only a few parts of the world today dominated by methods
and techniques that have strong social support even though they may be old-fashioned
or out of date.
8. Goods – products, wares, or commodities for sale
9. *Services - work done for others as an occupation or business (waiter, custodian,
cashier)
10.*Subsistence Agriculture – producing just enough food for a family or a village to
survive
11.*Commercial Agriculture – farming organized as a business
12.*Cottage Industry – a business that employs workers in their homes
List #9 – MIT or Taboo or MITaboo
1. *Commercial Industry – a business involved in the production/manufacturing of
goods for sale
2. *Scarcity – inadequate supply of a good or service (it often leads to higher prices for
that good or higher wages for that service)
3. Supply and Demand – Demand is how much of a product or service is desired by
buyers. Supply is how much of that product or service the market can offer. Price, is a
reflection of supply and demand. If the demand is high and the supply is low, the
price will rise. If the demand is low and the supply high, the price will drop (YEA,
CLEARNACE SALES!!!)
4. *Primary Economic Activities - economic sector that changes natural resources into
primary products. This sector includes agriculture, fishing, forestry, and mining
5. *Secondary Economic Activities - economic sectors that create a finished, usable
product. It uses the output of the primary sector and manufactures finished goods or
products.
6. *Tertiary Economic Activities – AKA the service sector, economic sector that
provides services to businesses as well as final consumers.
7. *Quaternary Economic Activities – economic sector that provides intellectual
services like research, development, and information
8. *Infrastructure - basic facilities, services, and installations needed for the functioning
of a community or society, such as transportation and communications systems,
water and power lines, and public institutions including schools, post offices, and
prisons
9. Capital - Wealth in the form of money or property, used or accumulated in a business
by a person, partnership, or corporation
10.*GDP – (Gross Domestic Product) the value of goods and services created within a
country in a year.
11.*GDP Per Capita - the value of goods and services created within a country in a
year PER PERSON
List #10 – MIT or Taboo or MITaboo
1. Birth Rate - ratio of total live births to total population in a specified community or
area over a specified period of time. The birthrate is often expressed as the number of
live births per 1,000 of the population per year
2. *Literacy Rate - ratio citizens who can read and write to the total population in a
specified community or area over a specified period of time.
3. *Infant Mortality - is defined as the number of deaths of infants (one year of age or
younger) per 1000 live births
4. Arable land – land suitable for growing crops
5. *Newly Industrialized Country (NIC) countries whose economies have not yet reached
First World status but are, in a macroeconomic
sense, outpacing their developing
counterparts. Another characterization of NICs
is that of nations undergoing rapid economic
growth (usually export-oriented).
6. *Less Developed Country - Country whose state of economic development is
characterized by a low national income, a high rate of population growth and
unemployment, and dependence on commodity exports. The majority of nations in
Asia, Africa, and Latin America, fit this model, which is why they are known
collectively as developing countries or third world countries. LDCs generally pay more
for the goods they import from more economically advanced nations than they receive
in payments.
7. *More Developed Country - A country with high levels of economic development.
Indicators of development include low birth, death, and infant
mortality rates (characteristically around 10; around 10; and under 12 per thousand,
respectively); less than 10% of the workforce in agriculture; and high levels of
nutrition, secondary schooling, literacy, electricity consumption per head, and GDP per
capita—generally above $US20 000 per capita
8. *Human Development Index (HDI) - A tool developed by the United Nations to
measure and rank countries’ levels of social and economic development based on
four criteria: Life expectancy at birth, mean years of schooling, expected years of
schooling and gross national income per capita.
9. NAFTA – (North American Free Trade Agreement) trade agreement made in 1994
by Canada, the United States, and Mexico
10.CAFTA – (Central American Free Trade Agreement) trade agreement made by the
United States and the Central American countries of Costa Rica, El Salvador,
Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua
11.ASEAN – (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) as a non-provocative display of
solidarity against communist expansion in Vietnam and insurgency within their own
borders
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Vocabulary Activities:
MIT (Most Important Thing)
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