Political Geography Notes Today we discussed slides 6-12
Chapter 4 Reading Questions
Directions: Answer the questions with specific references to the reading from your textbook (pages 110-138). Must be in complete sentences and use critical vocabulary to justify your responses.
1) What is the difference between folk and pop culture? Provide an example of each.
2) How are the terms local and folk culture similar and different?
3) Provide examples of material pop AND folk culture.
4) Provide examples of nonmaterial pop AND folk culture?
5) Using hierarchical diffusion, trace the diffusion of a your favorite type of music.
6) How are local cultures sustained or preserved? Be sure to refer to the entire section to support this answer.
7) What threats are there to the preservation of local cultures? Be sure to use specific vocabulary to support your reasoning.
8) Briefly discuss basic beliefs and traditions of the Anabaptists. You may focus an a specific group.
9) How is Little Sweden an example of neolocalism?
10) Where are hearths of popular culture?
11) How does pop culture diffuse?
12) What is distance decay and how does it impact diffusion?
13) How does time-space compression hinder or speed up diffusion?
14) How does certain forms of pop culture "make it"?
15) How can pop culture be altered?
16) How does pop culture threaten local culture?
17) How does local and pop culture seen in the cultural landscape?
18) Think of a couple of ways that the cultural landscape is affected in Spencer County.
Create a PowerPoint slide that contains the following information about your country. All of this info will fit on ONE slide. You may work with a partner on this and each group in the class should have a different country.
Population Pyramids (2010 and 2050)
Maps (Country and World with your country highlighted)
In a chart:
Rate of Natural Increase
Projected 2025 Population
Projected 2050 Population
Infant Mortality Rate
Total Fertility Rate
% of Population under 15
% of Population over 65
Analysis: That includes your inferences from the population information; what stage of the DTM; Potential Problems this country may face; immigration policies in your country. This section is worth the most amount of points so be sure to be specific
1) What is a remittance? How does this impact a country that receives immigrants and the families of those sending the remittance?
2) How are cyclic and periodic migration different? Provide an example of each.
3) Compare international and internal migration? Provide an example of each.
4) Discuss forced migration and the impact it has had on worldwide migration. Remember: in a "discussion" you MUST provide an example.
5) Discuss voluntary migration.
6) Describe Ravenstein's Laws of Migration.
7) How does Ravenstein's model relate to the gravity model?
8) What are push and pull factors? Provide examples of each.
9) What areas of the world are most affected by migration?
10) How does migration positively impact areas?
11) How does migration negatively impact areas?
12) What is a guest worker? How do they impact a country (positively and negatively)?
13) What is the difference between a refugee and a IDP? Provide an example of each.
14) What role does the UN play in the protection of refugees and IDPs?
15) In what ways does the government affect migration?
16) How has migration changed since 9/11?
1) What is demography and what can it tell us about the world?
2) Define and give an example of a countries of population density, arithmetic density, and physiological density. You will need to research the data of a country in order to answer the second part of this question.
3) How are populations distributed across the world? Be sure to reference each major population region.
4) What conclusions can you draw from the map on pages 42-43? Any patterns that you notice? How does the world population on pages 42-43 compare to the map on pages 44-45 on population density?
5) How often does the U.S. take a census? What is the purpose of the census?
6) What was the premise of Thomas Malthus Theory of Overpopulation?
7) What do Neo-Malthusians argue? Which side do you agree with the most? Be sure to explain your answer using specific details to justify your argument.
8) What is doubling time? How can this help us understand population growth?
9) After observing the map on pages 48-49, what conclusions do you observe about world population growth?
10) What regions and nations are experiencing the greatest population increases? What challenges do these countries now face?
11) What can the demographic transition model (DTM) tell us as we study population?
12) Draw a copy of the DTM and write a word that summarizes each of the 5 stages.
13) How does population pyramids connect to the DTM?
14) What is the purpose of a population pyramid?
15) How does the geography of health influence the dynamics of a country? Be sure to discuss more developed (MDC) vs. less developed countries (LDC).
16) What is an infectious disease?
17) What type of diffusion would the spread of HIV/AIDS be? Explain your reasoning.
18) What observations do you deduce from the map on life expectancy on pages 66-67?
19) How does the government impact population change?
20) Policies that encourage population growth are known as pro-natalist whereas policies that discourage population growth or limit is are known as anti-natalist. Research and provide an example of a country that fits each type. Be sure to briefly explain their policy.
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