Why do People Live Where They
• On the next clean page of your
notebook create Lesson 10–
• Title: “Physical Features and
it’s Impact on Population
Web Notes Landforms
& Impact on
How does climate affect where people
choose to settle?
Top 10 Most Populated Cities,
1900 – U.S.A.
San Francisco Philadelphia
Top 10 Most Populated Cities, 2000 –
Influences of Re-distribution
• Explain the pattern you see in the shift in
population distribution between 1900 and 2000.
• What is the climate like in the NE United States?
• What is the climate like in the SW United States?
• What was invented that allowed for the
population to shift from the NE to the SW
Fill in the Climate part of web…
• 1. How does climate affect population
– People prefer mild, temperate climates, not extreme
hot and cold climates
2. What allows for people to live in areas that used to
be too hot or dry to live in?
-- Technology like A/C and irrigation help people
adapt to warm climates
How do landforms or topography
affect Population Distribution?
U.S. at Night
Physical Map of the US
Fill in the Landform part of the
• How do landforms affect population
– People prefer to live on smooth terrain over
– Which physical features are present in the
United States that affect population
Bodies of Water
How do Bodies of Water affect
Fill in Bodies of Water part on web..
Would people want to settle near or away from
• WATER EQUALS LIFE!!
•People ALWAYS want to settle near water!!!
•WHY?? BECAUSE OF …..
Sightseeing – New York
Fly Fishing - Idaho
Surfing - California
Windsurfing - Oregon
Auto Ferry River Ferry
Water Taxi Port Transport
The location of natural resources
affects population distribution too.
• If you lived in the Sahara Desert, what natural
resource would you have? (Discuss)
• Name a few NATURAL Resources that we have
here in the U.S. (Discuss)
• People will settle around natural resources!!
Renewable and Non-renewable
Renewable and Nonrenewable
Which one of the following resources is renewable
and which one is non-renewable?
Turn to page 93 and create a T-chart labeled with
renewable resources on one side and non-renewable
resources on the other side under the Resource part of
your web . Start with the definition on each side then
list 3 examples.
Oil & Gas
Mind Map Landforms
People want to live in warm
Phoenix has a warm
2. temperature year round
A picture of a swimming
Why do people move??
PUSH & PULL FACTORS