Lesson 1 Objectives
Explain the purpose of studying geography Identify the tools of geography Relate location to longitude and latitude Differentiate between physical and human geography Describe the 5 Themes of Geography
Movement “Why here and not there?”
Pull Factors: The conditions that attract people to a new environment, such as better economic opportunities, nice weather and lots of resources.
Migration: The movement of people from one place to another, either within a country or between different countries.
Shanghai has the biggest population movement in the world. It has grown from a small fishing village to one of the world's most populous cities. Family ties and cultural values are some of the strongest push and pull factors for migration. The culture shock experienced by people who move to a new country can have both positive and negative effects on their mental health.
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Name two push or pull factors that influence people's movement around the world?
There is a zombie apocalypse, To survive you need to find a new location as you have seen several bands of zombies moving past your current shelter in Da Nang. Where would you go?
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How have push and pull factors of world geography changed over time?
Question: You and your partner live in different countries and must decide how to best move from one to the other. What are the push and pull factors that should be considered in making this decision? Clues: • Think about the reasons why someone would want to leave their country, or why someone would be attracted to a new one. • Consider economic, social, political, environmental and cultural factors. • Research immigration policies and current events in both countries. In pairs: A. Create a Venn Diagram that illustrates the push and pull factors for the two countries.
Which of the following is an example of a push factor in migration?
- Quality education
- Political instability
- Job opportunities
Which continent is known for having a high number of pull factors attracting migrants?
'Natural disasters' can be considered as what type of factor in migration?
- Pull factor
- Both push and pull factors
- Push factor
What are examples of pull factors?
- Better job opportunities, higher wages, improved quality of life.
- War and conflict, political instability, economic recession.
- Lack of job prospects, poverty, natural disasters.
What is the main difference between push factors and pull factors in migration?
- Push factors refer to reasons why people migrate within their own country while pull factors refer to reasons why people migrate internationally.
- Push factors are negative circumstances that motivate people to leave their current location while pull factors are positive attributes that attract people to move to a new location.
- Push factors only apply to voluntary migration while pull factors only apply to forced migration.
The Mollweide Projection
The Mollweide projection shows lines of longitude that are NOT parallel. They meet at the poles The shape of the land masses is distorted. North America, Asia, and Australia are flattened on the diagonal. Sizes of land masses are more accurate, so this is good for representing all continents. The oceans look distorted.
The Mollweide projection shows lines of longitude that are NOT parallel. They meet at the poles
The Robinson Projection
The Robinson projection shows lines of longitude that are not parallel and do not meet at the poles. Antarctica looks very large. Greenland looks flattened north to south. The size of land masses and ocean sizes looks less distorted than the other two, so this is good for representing both land and water.
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The Mercator Projection
Shows lines of longitude that are parallel to one another and perpendicular to lines of latitude, making a GRID Close to the poles the land masses are very large (e.g. Greenland, Canada, Russia, etc.) South America and Africa look very small in comparison. The ocean distances and latitude/longitude lines are not distorted, so this was good for navigating ocean travel.