City Life & Country Life
Mr. Doherty Builds His
• identify differences between urban and
• define "urban" and "rural";
• list advantages and challenges of life
in urban and rural communities
• Where do you come from?
• Give an account of the place you are
from (list characteristics of your
• Would you like to go back to the place
you are from after graduating from the
university? Why or why not?
Identify differences between urban
and rural life:
• Cities have very high-density populations,
and the culture there has changed over
time to accommodate the large
• Rural areas are more sparsely populated,
and the culture there reflects a more
traditional way of living.
• Where do people in urban and rural communities
get their food?
• Do you think urban or rural people have more
choices in markets, entertainment, and housing?
• Do you think urban or rural people have to work
harder to get their food? Why?
• What types of housing are available for urban
and rural people? How expensive do you think
each type of housing is?
• What are some advantages and disadvantages of
having many or few neighbors?
• What types of recreation or forms of
entertainment are available to urban and
• What types of jobs are available to urban and
rural people? Where do you think they are
likely to be paid more? Why?
• What types of services are available to urban
and rural people?
• Do you think an urban or rural setting is more
• Do you think an urban or rural setting is
Where I Choose to Live
Students should support their choice with
information in from the worksheet and the
Extending the task:
Some students can investigate the national
inequities that are found in urban and rural
areas in our nation. The "floating" population
of China and the drain of youth from the
country to city in our country are issues of
particular national concern. Please describe
the problem, list consequences to individuals
and the nation, and offer possible solutions in
a short report.