Geography of Borderlands

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Geography of Borderlands

Standard 1: Maps and other Geographic representationsHere is a map out the southwestern Untied Stated and the Mexican states that boeder it source http://www.borderlegislators.org/home_eng.htm Standard 5: Regional GeographyI would say that the borderlands of the US and Mexico would be considered a formal region. I consider the Southwest to consist of the states Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada. There are a lot of latin based cultural ideas that keep these areas together

Geography of the Borderlands

Standard 2: Mental MapsHere is a mental map of my first neighborhood as a child (drawn by: Amanda Felio)

Standard 3: Analyzing Spatial OrganizationsThis map show the drugs coming up from Mexico and their route in the US and Canada. Most of the drug routes go through Texas because the border is much larger there. Source - http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/07/17/has-your-city-been-infiltrated-by-mexican-drug-cartels-find-out-here/

Standard 4: Physical and Human Characteristics of Places close to the boarder such as the physical apperance of San Diego and Tijuana right nect to eachother and red ants that are native to Mexico being introduces to the US Sources - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Diego–Tijuana#/media/File:Border_Mexico_USA.jpg and http://www.plateauwildlife.com/irfa/

Standard 6: Perceptions of Places and RegionsI considermyself to be a "southerner" because I grew up in Tennessee. I was 13 when I moved to Arizona with my mom, and I thought I was going to be stepping into a land of cowboys and Indians, little did I know I was going to be living in a huge city with way more cultures and backgrounds than what I was used to.

The Grand Canyon was created by vast waters flowing through the area and sculpting the ground. The Colorado River still runs thought the middle of the canyon. Monument Valley is full of platues and giant rock landmarks.Standard 7 Focus: A different physical processes makethe borderlands landscape. I captured these images of the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley using the Google Earth tab in http://maps.goog.com.

Standard 8: Ecosystem on earth's surface.This image shows the amount of rainfall in each area of the Southwest. The amount of rain that an area gets directly the types of species that an area gets. source-- http://www.brightsourceenergy.com/stuff/contentmgr/files/0/d301e9d754051145f369f8579f999146/attachment/rala_30_03_23_28.pdf

Standard 9: Population GeographyThis map shows the population density around the border of Mexico. I noticed that the areas close to the border are more populated than the areaf farther away.

Standard 10: Cultural mosaics There is a lot of Mexican culture in the Southwest US. These stores are mostly in Spanish.

Standard 11: Economic InterdependenceThis image is from a news report. Mexico was threatening to discontinue a 16 year tomatoe trade with the US because of some of Obama's new policies. source -- http://english.cntv.cn/program/newsupdate/20121005/100763.shtml

Standard 12: Border LandsAjo is a very small mining town on the border of Mexico and Arizona. Even to this day the majority of the people that live there are miners or border patrol. source -- http://www.weathergraphics.com/tim/ajo/

Standard 13: Cooperation and ConflictThe Merida Initiative is a treaty between he two countries to help fight crime on both sides of the border. The US puts forward programs for Mexican police to train their officers. source -- http://www.euronews.com/2014/02/18/the-us-and-mexico-a-strong-but-difficult-relationship/

Standard 14: Humans modify the environment by adding canals and farming in an area that would never produce these fruits and veggies.

Standard 15: Environment Affect on Humans can be fatal so it is important to know how to stay safe in an emergency situation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nCuXSGpQvo

Standard 16: Resources In the desert, what better way to make electricity, than using the one thing we have an abundance of: the Sun!

Standard 18: Apply geography to your futureJordan Elementary School is located in a seemingly quiet neighborhood. There are many things to do for children or adults in this area.

Standard 17: Geography helps understand the past I think that the benifit of inhabiting this hot desert had something to do with these mining areas.http://repository.azgs.az.gov/sites/default/files/dlio/files/nid1437/majormines2012colorfinal.pdf


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