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Geography of the Borderlands

By: Deena Lernor

Standard 1: Map of the US and Mexico borderSource: Road Map of United States of America and U. S. A Road Map. (n.d.). Retrieved October 1, 2014, from

Standard 2: I created a mental map of my neighborhood

Standard 6:Perceptions of Places and Regions My cultural background change the view of my perceptions of the borderlands because, my family came to America and I understand why many other people from Mexico want to come to a place like the United States. I also grew up in a society where social media is a big part of our lives. Social media effects how I view the borderlands. My perceptions are not always the truth when it comes to the borderlands

Standard 4: The borderlands have many human characterisitcs and physical characteristics. Tijuana has a very different scenery then San Diego and transportation is through bus systemSources:

Standard 5:What is the region of the borderlands? There many different regions in North America, some people have been taught and others have lived in the area. The United States and Mexico borderland is a formal region. There are many people in many of the states and cities that share many characteristics, like language and culture. Many people that live in the borderlands share the common language of Spanish. Due to the integration of people coming from Mexico to be citizens of America, the Spanish language has grown throughout the United States. The culture throughout the borderlands is shared in various areas due to people coming over to the United States. This spread the culture throughout neighborhoods, creating areas that are now considered to be heavily Hispanic or Latino. The borderlands also share some physical properties like temperature and climate. There are various deserts throughout the borderlands like the Sonoran Desert and Arizona share very similar climates. The climate is dry with a desert terrain. The borderlands are considered to be a formal region due to the many similarities in the lands.There are many characteristics that can make a specific region a formal region. A formal region can consist of language, culture, identity, population as well as physical characteristics like climate and rainfall. Language is huge part of what makes these borderlands a formal region. Spanish has become part of schools and everyday workplaces. For example, in Arizona many businesses ask for their employees to be bilingual in Spanish and English because of the heavy population in areas of Arizona. Culture is brought into both sides of the borderlands. There is a large population of American born that live in Mexico along the border immersing the cultures together. The spread of culture creates the various cultures throughout the borderlands. The climate in the borderlands is very similar in all areas. Along the California border the climate is considered Mediterranean and the Baja has a similar climate due to the location of the states. These characteristics make the borderlands what they are with the infused culture and language create a different environment for the populations Source: Cadaval, O. (n.d.). United States-Mexico Border. Retrieved October 8, 2014, from

Standard 7:Physical Processes : This is the Colorado River . The river creates a beautiful scenery and demonstrates how a terrace is formed. Source: Google Earth

Standard 8:EcosystemsThere are many parts to an Ecoysystem.One component of an ecosystem is low rainfall vs.high rain fall. When it rains a ephemeral washes forms, and only lasts until the water drys up from the storm. Then there is a perennial stream. This stream is affected by the rain storm but there is water running through it all yearSource: Google Earth

Standard 11: Borderland Economic Interdependence The US and Mexico rely on each other for many resources imported and exported throughout the countries. Source:

Standard 10:Culture Along the BorderlandsThere is very rich culture near the borderlands. There is different kinds of foods and clothing full of vibrant colors Source:

Standard 12:Human SettlementHuman settlement occurs for many reasons. Towns along the border settle for agriculture, mining and war purposes. For example, San Luis, Arizona is known for its agricultue and it being a port city to the Sea of Cortez Source:

Standard 13:Cooperation and Conflict between the borderlands The borderlands have conflict and cooperation when it comes to having drug cartel in the countries. The Meridia Intiative was put in place to help fight the drug CartelSource:

Standard 14:Human Development. Humans are constantly changing the enviornment to adapt to many new changes. Vegas has seen many changes in the past 25 years to their land. Source:

Standard 15: How Physical Systems Affect Human SystemsThere are many dangers when flooding occurs during a Monsoon. It can cause cars to float away and houes to flood. It is important to know the dangers and to be prepared when flooding occursSource:

Standard 16:Resource GeographyHumans use land for many reasons. They may use it for energy, agriculture, or mining. Near Nellis Airforce Base there is a field of solar panels, collecting energy from the sun and turning it into electricity or other uses. Source: Google Earth

Standard 18: Geography for the FutureThis is a school in the Scottsdale area. The school has many community features that are accessible for many. Geogaphy is useful for the school and the people who make that communitySource: Google Earth

Standard 17:Apply Geography to Interpret the pastThis map shows where posts were located during the Battles of Indian Wars. These posts created settlements for people and provided jobs for manySource:

Standard 3:Interpret Spacial PatternsIn the map shown, three out of the four border states have over ffity percent of Mexican born being the highest of all foreign born. California does have a high percentage but Texas, Arizona and New Mexico have a higher percentage. California and a majority of the midwest states are all in the same range of 30%-49% of Mexican born being a large part of all their foreign born. Though a majority of the border states do have a large amount of their foerign born being Mexican born, many other states like Idaho and Colorado have high percentages when they are not located near the United States and Mexico Border. Source: Mexican Born as a Percentage of the Total Foreign-Born Population by State, 2006. (2006, January 1). Retrieved October 1, 2014, from Mexican Born as a Percentage of the Total Foreign-Born Population by State, 2006

Standard 9:Population GeographyThis map shows where the heaviest travel is beteween the US and Mexico. Tijuana is one of the busiest port city's because there are manty rresources available. Many people commute to an from work through these port cities.Source:


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