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The Geographers Tools

The Lesson Activities will help you meet these educational goals:
Inquiry SkillsYou will apply disciplinary concepts and tools, analye societal issues,
trends and events, evaluate change and continuity over time, and communicate your
conclusions!
Directions
"lease save this document #e$ore you #egin working on the assignment! Type your
answers directly in the document!
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Self-Checked Activities
%ead the instructions $or the $ollowing activities and type in your responses! At the end o$ the
lesson, click the link to open the Student Answer Sheet! &se the answers or sample
responses to evaluate your work!
1. Occupations in Geography
'any pro$essionals use and apply geography in their day(to(day tasks! Scan through this
list o$ occupations related to geography! &se the list to help you descri#e in your own
words three di$$erent occupations that use geographic skills and knowledge! )escri#e the
daily tasks involved in each *o# and #rie$ly discuss the di$$erent tools o$ geography that
these pro$essionals might use!
Type your response in the tables:
Occupation 1
Job Title
Description
Day-to-day tass
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World Geography
Lesson Activities
Geographic tools
and sills used
Occupation !
Job Title
Description
Day-to-day tass
Geographic tools
and sills used
Occupation "
Job Title
Description
Day-to-day tass
Geographic tools
and sills used

#o$ did you do% &hec a bo' belo$.
(ailed )t*I included all o$ the same ideas as the model response on the Student Answer Sheet!
#al+$ay ThereI included most o$ the ideas in the model response on the Student Answer Sheet!
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(ot GreatI did not include any o$ the ideas in the model response on the Student Answer Sheet!
!. ,opulation ,yramid
-iew this interactive population pyramid!
a! This pyramid represents the population o$ the world in +./0! 1onsider the shape o$ the
pyramid, and then descri#e points o$ in$ormation $rom the pyramid that stand out to
you!
Type your response here:
#! -iew the population pyramid that re$lects the current world population distri#ution #y
selecting ,2+0 in the drop(down menu to the right o$ the pyramid! Then answer these
questions:
Analye the shape o$ the pyramid! 3hat points o$ in$ormation $rom the pyramid
stand out to you4
1ompared to the population pyramid o$ +./0, what shi$ts in the world5s population
do you notice4
Type your response here:
c! Look at the pro*ected population pyramid ,2 years in the $uture #y selecting the year
,260 $rom the drop(down menu! 3hat changes in the population do you notice in
comparison to the ,2+0 population pyramid4
Type your response here:
d! 7ased on your e8amination o$ the population pyramids o$ +./0, ,2+0, and ,260, what
can you say a#out the overall shi$t and progression o$ the world5s population4 3hat
concerns might you have a#out the changes in data you5ve seen in the world
population during this 92(year span4
Type your response here:

#o$ did you do% &hec a bo' belo$.
(ailed )t*I included all o$ the same ideas as the model response on the Student Answer Sheet!
#al+$ay ThereI included most o$ the ideas in the model response on the Student Answer Sheet!
(ot GreatI did not include any o$ the ideas in the model response on the Student Answer Sheet!
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". Geography Tools o+ the !1
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&entury
%eview this resource a#out geospatial technology! 1onsider the geographic technologies
and in$ormation discussed, and then answer the $ollowing questions:
a! ;ow do the <"S and <IS technologies used in "ortland, =regon, improve pu#lic
transportation in that city4
Type your response here:
#! 3hat data do <IS and light detection and ranging >LI)A%? technologies provide to
"ortland city o$$icials4
Type your response here:
c! In what way does <IS technology help city planners develop "ortland, =regon4
Type your response here:
#o$ did you do% &hec a bo' belo$.
(ailed )t*I included all o$ the same ideas as the model response on the Student Answer Sheet!
#al+$ay ThereI included most o$ the ideas in the model response on the Student Answer Sheet!
(ot GreatI did not include any o$ the ideas in the model response on the Student Answer Sheet!
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-. .i' /ssential /lements
a! @8amine the $ollowing image o$ terrace $arming in Asia! 1onsider the si8 essential
elements o$ geography discussed in the lesson! )escri#e three o$ the si8 essential
elements as they relate to the image!
Type your responses here:

#! Look at the map #elow that shows the location o$ the ,22: earthquake in Indonesia
that caused a tsunami! 1onsider the si8 essential elements listed in the lesson!
)escri#e three o$ the si8 essential elements as they relate to the image!


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Type your responses here:

#o$ did you do% &hec a bo' belo$.


(ailed )t*I included all o$ the same ideas as the model response on the Student Answer Sheet!
#al+$ay ThereI included most o$ the ideas in the model response on the Student Answer Sheet!
(ot GreatI did not include any o$ the ideas in the model response on the Student Answer Sheet!
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