Geography of the Borderlands

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Geography of the Borderlands

Standard 13: This standard is all about cooperation and conflict between people. This photo below shows how cartels are influencing conflict in Mexico. To fight back,Mexico and the U.S. have teamed up and created the Meridia Initiative to help lower the Cartels influence.

Standar 3: There is a reason why people go places and why places are where they are. This standard is alot about finding patterns such as these. This map shows where in the U.S. Mexican Born citizens live.

Standard 1: The use of geographic maps and tools allow geographers to get information about an area from spatial terms. This map shows the borderlands and includes information on transportation from Mexico to the U.S. and vice versa.

Standard 2: Mental maps are used to organize info about people and places. This mental map shows a simple broken down way of getting from the U.S. to Mexico.

Standard 16: Resources in all regions is crucial to human survival and improvement in their societies. Above is a photo of a mine in Cananea, Mexico. Mines are a popular resource of minerals that can be used for a variety of things.

Standard 8: This standard looks into the distribution and characteristics of ecosystems and biomes. In the borderlands, there are many living organisms that have made this region their home. One of those would be the Jaguar. They can be found all along this area and have even been negatively effected by activity growing in the borderlands.

Standard 7:Physical processes all over the world are what shape the earth and make it look the way it does. Though I'm not sure what type of exact processes occured I know that some definitely shaped these mountains in Nogales, Mexico shown in this photo.

Standard 5: In the borderlands there are many plants and animals that can survive in the these lands. This Palo Verde tree to the left is a perfect example of a tree that you will only find in this region.

Standard 4: Characteristics of people and places are huge in geogrpahy when looking at different areas and regions. This picture shows what kinds of shops you might see in Nogales Mexico.

Standard 9: This standard is all about the distribution and migration of population. As seen in the map above, Maricopa County experienced one of the biggest increases in residents moving there from other countries. I would make a strong guess that a large amount of them are from Mexico.

Standard 6: My culture I have been immersed in my whole life has definitely impacted how I view the borderlands.I've grown up my whole life in Arizona and have always heard of the Borderlands and everything about it but I never have really ben that far down there. I would love to travel and go check out more people and places of that region.

Standard 14: No matter where you go on earth, human actions can alter the physical environment. In this photo below, you can clearly see that this river has been altered. This happened due to a chemical spill at a mine in Mexico that turned a mexican river different colors.

Standard 15: This standard is the opposite of 14. It talks about the way that a physical system can affect human lives. Flooding in the past has been a problem in the Rio Grande area. A project called the Rio Grande Rectification Project has created ways of flood control to protect the people in these areas. (photo below)

Standard 10: Standard 10's focus is on culture mosaics. This is the characteristcs of the people, places, traditions, etc. of a region. In Mexico, a tradition of theirs is Dia de Los Muertos. This is the celebration of the lives of the deceased. The photo above shows some traditional attire for the occassion.

Standard 17: This standard uses geogrpahy to interpret the past. The map below shows an old map of mormon settlements in the borderlands. From the map you can see that many of these settlements were near canals. This is most likely due to the source of rich soil for agriculture the canals have around them.

Standard 18: This last standard is about using the geography in the present to predict the future. In a a career as a GIS specialist, one would take geographic data and use computer programs to display it in a consumer friendly way.

Standard 11: Patterns of economic interdependence is the main idea for this standard. The map below shows how America and the individual states trade with Mexico. It also includes the jobs that are created from this trading.


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