Geography Standards

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Geography Standards

Standard One: Maps and other Geographic Representation

This map shows each point of entry into theUnited States from Mexico and vice versa. Thereare points of entry for individuals and product holders.

Standard 2: Mental Maps

A mental map of a trip from Tuson, Arizona into Mexico using google maps.

Standard 3: Analyzing Spacial Organization

The amount of deaths is shown on this map of the Arizona-Mexico border. Many deaths have happened right near one of the many points of entry into the United States.

Standard 4: Physical and Human Characteristics of Places

The wall seperating the United States and Mexico shows a clear distinction of the physical characteristics that humans can make, which includes buildings and cities.

Standard 5: Regional Geography

The U.S and Mexico border is a perceptual region can be explain with a few examples. Map Money, who is a blogger and has blogged about multiple historical things, brought up a point that the U.S. once created a map dividing up Turkey and the Middle East because the U.S wanted to show that they could divide “THEIR” world and no one else could. The fact that this map even exists is to show that the U.S. made this decision based on human feelings and how it looked according to their image. Another example is that there is only border patrol on one side of the border, which is the United States side. If Mexico wanted to have a anti-border patrol to protect illegal immigrants trying to pass the border, they most certainly could, but that would be insufficient because the U.S thought of the border patrol first, again, based upon the president’s, as well as the American’s citizen’s attitudes and feelings that immigration should be stopped.

I have always liven in Arizona and have lived in the same house for about 16 years. Ever since about 6th grade was when i knew there was a problem with illegal immigration, but only when i got older did i understand that so many people have a problem with it. The borderlands i know are rough, a lot of people die there, and there are always people patrolling.

Standard 6: Perception of Places and Regions

Standard 7: Physical Processes

This is a very generic example of a physical process using There is a man-made road right next to natural paths creates by wind and sand.

Standard 8: Ecosystems

There is a distinct difference in the temperatures surrounding the border and the ecoregions show that the temperature is a very dry and hot domain.

Standard 9: Population Geography

The population of individuals that are living next to the border is much larger then the population of people living in various other places in the United States or Mexico. Those high population areas near the border are most likely towns or easy ways to pass the border.

Standard 10: Cultural Mosaics

People of Mexico placed these crosses up for the people who died crossing the border. This shows the cultural difference of the Mexico does, but the U.S does not.

Standard 11: Econimic Interdependence

This map shows the trade routes passing through the United States and Mexico.

Standard 12: Human Settlement

A few hundred years ago, Arizona used to be an agriculture heavy state. Now, Phoenix, which is shows in this picture, is now one of the biggest vities in the United States.

Standard 13: Cooperation and Conflict

Drug cartel is a huge problem not only in the United States but in Mexico. Both countries want to solve the issue, and are working to crack down the crime by working together.

Standard 14: Humans modify the Environment

Over the past few decades, humans have expanded cities into the environment aroun them, becoming less agriculturaly based and now are more urbanized.

Standard 15: Environmental Effects on Humans

Floods are extremely dangerous to humans, especially in dry areas such as Arizona. They can reach high elevations and destroy low elevation neighborhoods.

Standard 16: Resources

The Salt River that passes through Arizona also goes through Mexico. Water is an extremely valuable resource to both countries, and the two governments work together to preserve the water as best as they can.

Standard 17: Geography to Interpert the Past

The Salt Lake River is a way to interpret the past. It used to be used for agriculture a few decades ago, and today it is still a very important resource to humans, but for different purposes.

Standard 18: Geography to Plan for the Future

Arizona State University is a prime example of geography to plan for the future. It brings thousands of people together to learn, and those people will go off to change the world.

Geography Glog

By: Taylor O'Connor

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