Reading Guide Chapter 1 and Appendix A
How is Kenya described by the author?
What do you think is the answer to the question he poses: “Why do farmers in Kenya grow coffee and tea when they could grow food to feed the hungry?”
Do we have plenty of food for everyone?
What percentage of the world’s population is malnourished?
What does the map on pages 2 and 3 reveal about the distribution of the hungry worldwide?
(describe using specific places)
What is the major cause of malnourishment? (explain)
Who owns the most productive farmland in Kenya?
What is fieldwork? What is valuable about a Geographer going into the field rather than studying maps and data to draw conclusions? What type of information does fieldwork yield that data cannot?
How does the author describe globalization?
Drawing on the London cholera cases map found on page 9, how can understanding the spatial distribution of phenomenon help geographers to draw conclusions that might be missed
The five themes are derived from the spatial perspective taken in the discipline of geography. Describe each one using the brief descriptions of each that are repeated in the rap (This will make more sense after you listen.) See below.
Click on the You Tube link below to watch and listen to the five themes of geography rap: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIqC79WrpKg
After you listen and write the brief descriptions above, try to think of ONE example for each and write your example down.
Define the following terms:
Sense of place
Guest Field Note
How do environmental, social and cultural factors interact to contribute to the outbreak of dengue in Hawaii?
How did the researcher’s field experience contribute to her understanding of the outbreak?
What contribution did GIS make to the understanding of the outbreak of the disease?
Define the following:
Give a U.S. example for each type of region.
Define the following:
Compare/contrast possibilism and environmental determinism.
Why has environmental determinism been rejected in our time?
Describe both political and cultural ecology.
Why is a map both a useful tool and an incomplete representation of reality? (two examples for each)
Define map scale.
Describe the following projections, give a brief history of each one and mention practical uses for it as well as its flaws.
Why is zero degrees longitude drawn though England?
What are the other names for longitude lines? Latitude lines?