AP Human Geography Week _9

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					AP Human Geography Week #9

          Fall 2011
  AP Human Geography 10/31/11
• OBJECTIVE: Examine the history of Halloween.
• I. Journal#25 pt.A
     -watch & comment on the
     following: 7 Billion Day
• II. Journal#25 pt.B
     -notes on The Haunted History of Halloween
• Reminder: Chapter#4 Test Friday
   AP Human Geography 11/1/11
• OBJECTIVE: Examine the cultural landscape.
• I. Journal#26 pt.A
     -Watch the following:
     For Liberia, Natural Resources Are Blessings,
     Curses on Road to Democracy
• II. Journal#26 pt.B
     -notes on culture
• III. Homework: Finish Reading Chapter#4
Cultural Landscape
 • The imprint of people on
   the land-how humans use,
   alter and manipulate the
   landscape to express their
 • Examples;
    –   Architecture of buildings
    –   Methods of tilling the soil
    –   Means of transportation
    –   Clothing and adornment
    –   Sights, sounds and smells of
        a place
Cultural Landscape
    The visible human
 imprint on the landscape.
 How have people changed
 the landscape?
 - What buildings, statues,
 and so forth have they
 - How do landscapes reflect
 the values of a culture?
                                                          Carl Sauer
                                                      • The cultural landscape is fashioned from a
                                                        natural landscape by a cultural group. Culture is
                                                        the agent, the natural area the medium, the
                                                        cultural landscape is the result.
                                                      • Under the influence of a given culture, itself
                                                        changing through time, the landscape undergoes
                                                        development, passing through phases, and
                                                        probably reaching ultimately the end of its cycle
                                                        of development.
                                                      • With the introduction of a different-that-is alien
                                                        culture, a rejuvenation of the cultural landscape
                                                        sets in, or a new landscape is superimposed on
                                                        remnants of an older one. Carl Sauer, 1925
Convergence of Cultural Landscapes
                • The widespread
                  distribution of businesses
                  and products creates
                  distinctive landscape
                  stamps around the world.
                • What are some other
                  examples of businesses
                  that can be found around
                  the world?
     Convergence of Cultural Landscapes
• Diffusion of architectural forms and planning ideas
  around the world.
Convergence of Cultural Landscapes
                  • Borrowing of idealized
                    landscape images blurs
                  place distinctiveness.-right
                   Las Vegas, Nevada-below
                        Toronto, Canada
•    The loss of uniqueness in a cultural landscape – one
    place looks like the next.
  AP Human Geography 11/2/11

• OBJECTIVE: Review concepts of culture.
• I. Administrative Stuff
• II. Complete Chapter#4 Guided Reading pt.II
     -independent assignment
• III. Review for Chapter#4 Test
  AP Human Geography 11/3/11

• OBJECTIVE: Complete examination culture.
• I. Journal#27 pt.A
     -Watch the following:
• II. Journal#27 pt.B
     -notes on culture
• REMINDER: Chapter#4 Test Tomorrow!
    House Types
• Kniffen’s traditional
American house types:
  New England
  Southern Tidewater
• The New England “Large” house is a modern adaptation of
  a Yankee folk house that added a wing as the style migrated
  westward. It is a 2 ½ story house built around a central
• The Georgian Style (1700-1800) used Renaissance inspired
  classical symmetry. Typically it was 2 rooms deep and 2
  rooms high with end chimneys and pilasters around the
• The “Cape Cod” style dwelling from New England
  features a steep roof with side gables and a
  symmetrical layout with the door in the center.
• The Victorian or Queen Anne style of architecture was
  dominant in the United States from 1880 to 1900.
• The Tudor Revival (1910-1940) became popular in
  suburban areas in the 1920s. The style is loosely based on
  Medieval construction.
• The “bungalow” (1900-1920) was supposedly a modified
  version of an Indian rural vernacular form. The bungalow
  typically has a low-pitched roof with wide overhang
• This narrow home fits easily on small city lots. In the
  Midwest this version of the “bungalow” is known as the
  “Chicago bungalow” style.
• This “California Ranch” with all rooms on one
  level takes up a larger lot and has encouraged
  urban sprawl.
• Commonly built in the 1950s and 1960s, this style of
  home is an good example of maladaptive diffusion since it
  was intended for the year round living of southern

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