GCU 113 Standards Glog

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GCU 113 Standards Glog

Standard 17: Geography is constantly changing and its important to know how to interpret things from the past. This map shows early settlements near the Salt River in AZ. People settled here because of the source of water to fuel the rest of their agriculture. http://southwest.library.arizona.edu/hav6/body.1_div.4.html

Standard 16: We wouldn’t be able to create all these settlements if it weren’t for the idea of natural resources. Things change over time because more resources become available, like Yuma in this picture is all farm lands with minuscule urbanization.

Standard 12: Settlements have become places where people serve different functions and create new life in all different forms and not just a hut someone build in old history. Yuma Arizona was a place of desolation and agriculture but is now one of the major passing through cities on your way to California from Arizona. http://www.cannonballproject.com/content/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/6Yuma-early-1900s003.jpg

Standard 15: Now its natures turn to show us what they can do, and how it can affect our systems. Here is a picture of The Rotillio river in Tucson that flooded and caused damage to surrounding neighborhoods. http://ag.arizona.edu/oals/ALN/aln59/price3.html

Standard 9: Showing and recognixing the population distribution and migration into the U.S. from Mexico. This map is showing the number of migrant deaths coming into Arizona. You can see how many red dots there are signifying a multitude of deaths. That can give you an indication of how high the population is too. https://dabrownstein.wordpress.com/category/mapping-the-us-mexican-border/

Standard 6: Your own culture and experiences can affect your views on different regions. How I look at the Mexican borderlands has to do with my Italian and German background but also by how I was raised to see the that not everyone is the same and we all come from different places that make us different. But also by the kinds of schools i went to and the other students that went there as well. We had a very diverse population with Mexicans being the dominant party.

Standard 5: Decephering what type of region the U.S. Mexico borderlands is. The border lands of the U.S. and Mexico is a formal region. A formal region is determined through traits that are shared amoung the surrounding areas. These traits are aspects such as, population, income, language, elevation, climate, etc. I came to this conclusion of it being a formal region by process of elimination of the other types of regions.

Standard 4: Seeing the difference between a phycial and human characteristic of a place such as the borderlands. Shown is one picture of the Tijuana Cultural Center and the other is the the Mexico Sandunes that encompasses the border. http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/showthread.php?714850-Raiding-the-American-Wastelands!-The-Huns-FODD-AAR!/page5 http://openbuildings.com/buildings/tijuana-cultural-center-profile-39528

Standard 3: Being able to interpret and formulate conclusions of a given spaitial area. This map shows the flow of drug traffic in and out of the U.S. and who brings it in. http://www.businessinsider.com/map-mexican-drug-cartels-2011-7

Standard 2: Mental maps. Allowing you to know where you are by prior knowledge or landmarks of an area. My mental Map of how I got to high school everyday.

Standard 1:Using maps to show a representation of part of earths surface. In this case we are showing the U.S. Mexico Border lands and the boundries that separate different cultures, habitats, and natural made land masses. http://esp.cr.usgs.gov/projects/borderstudies/health.html

Standard 13: Cooperation, conflict, or both? How we interact with Mexico can either better our country or make a run for the worst. Thankfully we teamed up the Mexican police to reduce the drug cartel violence benefiting both countries. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/9583217/US-agent-shot-dead-on-Mexican-border.html

Standard 11: The U.S. and Mexico rely on each others economic interdependence and that is shown by means of transportation and having migrant workers in the United States working for less wages to benefit company owners. http://cronkitenewsonline.com/2012/09/as-harvest-season-looms-farmers-worry-about-finding-enough-workers/

Standard 8: Characteristics of the ecosystems throughout the borderlands and how they flourish. Here this map is showing some of the National Parks located in very southern Arizona. We must do what we can to preserve the ecosystems of our planet because they are part of earths cycle just like us humans are. http://www.gorp.com/parks-guide/travel-ta-tucson-chiricahua-national-monument-organ-pipe-cactus-national-monument-saguaro-national-park-sidwcmdev_053945.html

Standard 10: Exploring the Mexican borderlands cultural mosaics and characteristics. This is one of my favorite pictures because you can see the true Mexican culture by just what they are wearing. And who doesn’t love a good mariachi band! http://vidaen.com/hello-world/mariachi/

Standard 14: Humans have their own way of giving the earth some of their own great humanity whether it be for the better or for the worse. This picture is showing the gulf of Mexico’s “dead zone” because there as been an excessive amount of dead fish due to what humans are letting enter the water. http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_top_story/dead-zone-the-source-of-the-gulf-of-mexicos-hypoxia/

Standard 7: Different physical processes and patterns can shapes earth surface just like you see here on the Mexico borderlands. This shows the pattern of sand in the Vizcaino desert near Guerrero Negro, in Baja California. http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/guerrero-negro-royalty-free-image/89249371

Standard 18: Geography can be used in many decision-makings in the present and the future, such as what school to teach at when I graduate. This school is centrally located to all of what I would consider vital amenities such as a library and a well-involved neighborhood setting.

Geogrphy of the Borderlands Standards By: Khloe Belfiore


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