Name: __________________________________________ Date: ___________________ Bell: _________________ AP Human Geography Husser/Shows Types of Regions Formal Regions Directions 1. Label as many US states as you can without looking at a map. (We will fill in the rest as a class shortly). 2. Why do you think that the states are called formal regions? 3. What are some other examples of formal regions? Functional Regions Turn to page 33 of your book. 4. Label the 30 Major League Baseball teams on the map above (Use the 2010 map). 5. Use colored pencils where you would shade where the fan bases for the flowing teams are most likely located: (For example, the Atlanta Braves probably cover all of Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, parts of North Carolina, parts of Tennessee, ad parts of Mississippi.) Seattle Mariners Colorado Rockies Houston Astros Boston Red Sox Florida Marlins Texas Rangers Minnesota Twins Toronto Blue Jays 6. Why do you think these are called functional regions? Look at the teams on the east coast in the Northeastern part of the United States; label the teams in the boxes below: 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. Why are these teams so clustered together as opposed to different parts of the country? There are two other parts of the United States where the teams are clustered close together. What are the teams (include the cities) and what region of the country are they in? Region 14. Team 15. Team 16. Team 17. Region 18. Team 19. Team 20. Team 21. 21-22, Compare the map from 1952 to the map of 2010: What two things does it tell us about the US population? 21. 22. 23. Why do you think there are no teams in Alaska? 24. Why do you think there are no teams in Hawaii? 25. Other than sports teams, what are some other types of functional regions you might see? Perceptual Regions Use colored pencils to break up the country into the following 10 sub-regions: Sub-Region 26. New England 27. Mid-Atlantic 28. South 29. Midwest 30. Mountain West Color Sub-Region 31. West Coast 32. Pacific Northwest 33. Great Lakes 34. Southwest 35. Appalachia Color 36. Do you think the way you split up your map will look exactly the same as everyone else in your class? Why or why not? 37. Why do you think this is called a perceptual region? (think of the root word) 38. What are some other examples of perceptual regions?