Geography of the Borderlands

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Geography of the Borderlands

Geography of the Borderlandsby Rebecca Mobley

Standard 1: Maps and Other RepresentationsSource: Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center. (2014, March 25). U.S.-Mexico Border Environmental Health Initiative. Retrieved from

Standard 2: Mental MapsMental map of my trip from the kids' house to the basketball practice.Source: “Scottsdale, AZ.” Maps. Google Maps. Google, 7 October 2014.

Standard 3: Spatial OrganizationInterpreting geographic patterns. Here it shows that there is clustering of deaths in the cities closest to the border and highways. Source: United States Border Patrol. USBP Migrant Recorded Deaths, USBP Rescue Beacons and HB Water Stations.

Standard 5: The U.S. - Mexico border is a formal region.Source: Bible Belt Usa. (n.d.). Retrieved October 9, 2014, from

Standard 4: Physical and Human Characteristics of PlaceThe borderland includes both human and physical characteristics, such as this mural that was painted on a wall near the border. Source: Brown Pride. (2014). Chamizal Murals, El Paso, Texas. Retrieved October 8, 2014, from

Standard 6: My own cultural perceptions and background affect how I view a region like the borderlands. I view them as having their own culture, specific to the borderlands. Drawn by Rebecca Mobley.

Standard 8: Spatial Distribution of ecosystemsEphemeral wash in Hayden, AZ.Source: “Hayden, AZ.” Maps. Google Maps. Google, 13 October 2014.

Standard 18: Geography can Interpret the Present and Plan for the FutureSource: “Glendale, AZ.” Map. Google Maps. Google, 25 October, 2014.

Standard 17: Geography can Interpret the PastSource: McClintock, J. Mormon Agriculture Settlements along Gila River. (1921). Retrieved October 24, 2014, from

Standard 11: Economic InterdependenceU.S. and Mexico work together to stop cartels.Source: Clabaugh, R., Staff. Retrieved October 19, 2014, from

Standard 10: Characteristics, Distribution, and Complexity of Culture, a Pope giving Mass along the border.Source: Faith Knows No Bounds: Catholic Bishops Celebrate Mass On U.S.-Mexico Border. (2014, April 2). Retrieved October 19, 2014, from

Standard 9: This map shows the population density and asylum seekers along the border of the U.S. and Mexico. Source: MapMaker Interactive. Retrieved October 20, 2014, from'b=1'ls=000000000000

Standard 7: Physical Processes that Shape the Patterns on EarthSource: “Sedona, AZ.” Maps. Google Maps. Google, 13 October 2014.

Standard 12: Processes, Patterns, and Functions of Settlement, map of how San Diego settlement is arrangedSource: Maps ' Urban Analysis. (2014). Retrieved October 19, 2014, from

Standard 13: Division and Control of Earth's Surface, borderlands have both cooperation and conflict.Source: EPA. U.S.-Mexico Border Water Infrastructure Program. (2013, November 21). Retrieved October 19, 2014, from

Standard 14: Human Actions Change the Physical Environment, as can be seen in this photo.Source: “Coolidge, AZ.” Map. Google Maps. Google, 19 October, 2014.

Standard 16: Changes that Occur in the Meaning, Use, Distribution, and Importance of ResourcesSource: “Yuma, AZ.” Map. Google Maps. Google, 20 October, 2014.

Standard 15: Physical Systems affect Human Systems as can be seen from a flood that destroyed homes.Source: Divide and Conquer: Images for Student Notes. Retrieved October 20, 2014, from


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