Big City2012
Essential Questions• How do we use geographic tools to  gather, analyze, and interpret  information?• How are urban, subur...
Google Earth•   Wray, Colorado•   Yuma, Colorado     – http://www.9news.com/shows/weekends/258567/320/Yuma-holds-fire-bene...
Geography• Natural  –   http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/destination-hunter/north-america/united-states/southwest/colo...
Videos•   Natural Features    – Cave of the Winds        •   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnBAI6xWM_4    – Royal Gorge  ...
Urban, Suburban, Rural     Similarities and Differences• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuF2o  7SaRWU  – YouTube Video• ht...
• Urban (cities)  –   http://www.denver.com/neighborhoods/  –   http://denver.about.com/od/realestate/u/neighborhoods.htm ...
What resources might be used to learn about  regions and features within the Denver Metro                      area?      ...
Industrial and Commercial            Information• http://www.city-data.com/us-cities/The-  West/Denver-Economy.html  – Den...
Transportation and Recreation• http://gis.drcog.org/datacatalog/content/2035-metro-vision-  base-rapid-transit-network   –...
Interesting Data• http://gis.drcog.org/datacatalog/content/clean-water-plan-  planning-areas   – Clean Water Preservation ...
State Regions• http://m.colorado.com/DenverArea.aspx  – State regions• http://gis.drcog.org/datacatalog/content/c  olorado...
Census Data• http://gis.drcog.org/datacatalog/content/population-  change-census-tract-2000-2010   – Population Change• ht...
What resources might be used to learn about roles of  government, government leaders and citizens and their               ...
What resources might be used to learn how the     Denver Metro area changed in important ways?                            ...
Regions of Focus•   Commercial – a small portion of a city’s land used for such activities as the    buying and selling of...
Colorado History Timeline• http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/history/histc  hron.htm
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  1. 1. Big City2012
  2. 2. Essential Questions• How do we use geographic tools to gather, analyze, and interpret information?• How are urban, suburban and rural areas alike and different?• How might you describe different regions within cities?
  3. 3. Google Earth• Wray, Colorado• Yuma, Colorado – http://www.9news.com/shows/weekends/258567/320/Yuma-holds-fire-benefit-for- farmers-and-ranchers- • Fire Pictures• Greeley, Colorado – 4997 West 3rd St Rd – Residential – 12669 Cr 66 – Dairy• Westminster, Colorado – 4800 West 92nd Ave. – City Building• Lukas Elementary – 9650 West 97th Ave – School• Denver, Colorado• Metro Denver• Colorado• United States of America• North America
  4. 4. Geography• Natural – http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/destination-hunter/north-america/united-states/southwest/colorado/colorado-nature- scientific- wonders.html?onsite_source=relatedarticles&onsite_medium=internallink&onsite_campaign=SmithMag&onsite_content=C olorado%20-%20Nature%20and%20Scientific%20Wonders – http://www.bobspixels.com/kaibab.org/misc/gc_coriv.htm – http://www.parks.state.co.us/Pages/HomePage.aspx – http://www.colorado.com/colorado-state-parks – http://www.14ers.com/ – http://www.nps.gov/colm/index.htm – http://www.nps.gov/state/co/index.htm?program=all – http://www.history.com/topics/colorado – http://shelledy.mesa.k12.co.us/staff/computerlab/Grand_Junction_Geography.htm• Human Features – http://www.mixbook.com/photo-books/stories/denver-then-and-now-4809290 – http://www.nps.gov/beol/index.htm – http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/legacies/CO/200002783.html – http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/legacies/CO/200002775.html – http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/destination-hunter/north-america/united-states/southwest/colorado/colorado-landmarks-points-of-interest.html# – http://www.denver.org/images/maps/Metro.pdf
  5. 5. Videos• Natural Features – Cave of the Winds • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnBAI6xWM_4 – Royal Gorge • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZCUxL2XTsM – Colorado 14ers • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v69UacqGB7E – Colorado National Monument • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GCUOcC9iE4 – Colorado Plateau • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rMk93U4iVs – Beecher Island • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aedmByt75ls – Devil’s Backbone • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thWLn23D9vg – Colorado River • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIPV-H9iCPA – Colorado Waterfalls • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyF87pp3-GU
  6. 6. Urban, Suburban, Rural Similarities and Differences• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuF2o 7SaRWU – YouTube Video• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNc2 FeKkLtE• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O91E M5_4oL8 – LoDo YouTube Videos
  7. 7. • Urban (cities) – http://www.denver.com/neighborhoods/ – http://denver.about.com/od/realestate/u/neighborhoods.htm – http://www.denvergov.org/LivinginDenver/Environment/tabid/435532/Default.aspx – http://www.usatoday.com/news/census/index – http://hewit.unco.edu/dohist/vftrips/20thcent/uptown/tourmenu.htm – http://www.denver.org/metro/neighborhoods • Denver Neighborhoods• Suburban – http://www.larryhotz.com/denver-relocation/suburban-neighborhoods/ – http://www.coloradoresourcecenter.com/common_resource/html/denver_communities_rc.html – http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/census/profile/CO – http://www.ci.westminster.co.us/ • City of Westminster• Rural – http://www.ers.usda.gov/data/ruraldefinitions/CO.pdf – http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.yourworkforcecenter.com/Images/CRWC_Reg Map.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.yourworkforcecenter.com/WFCDir/Default.aspx&h=364&w=50 0&sz=85&tbnid=VJ3fwz483Ldo1M:&tbnh=96&tbnw=132&zoom=1&docid=fxS5lJ0b6aqzMM& hl=en&sa=X&ei=zqp7T4LSKeLjiALm_YWLAQ&ved=0CIcBEPUBMAo&dur=348
  8. 8. What resources might be used to learn about regions and features within the Denver Metro area? Regions Within the City• http://gis.drcog.org/datacatalog/content/denver-region- municipalities – Denver Region Municipalities• http://gis.drcog.org/datacatalog/content/municipal-boundaries- 2012 – Metro area regional boundaries• http://gis.drcog.org/datacatalog/subjects/community-profiles – Regional Data• http://www.drcog.org/index.cfm?page=FIREMemberJurisdictions – Fire Department Jurisdictions• http://www.9news.com/weather/resources/region_guide/ – Weather Regions 9news
  9. 9. Industrial and Commercial Information• http://www.city-data.com/us-cities/The- West/Denver-Economy.html – Denver Industrial and Commercial Statistics
  10. 10. Transportation and Recreation• http://gis.drcog.org/datacatalog/content/2035-metro-vision- base-rapid-transit-network – 2035 Metro Vision Rapid Transit Network• http://gis.drcog.org/bikeroutes/ – Bicycling regions• http://gis.drcog.org/datacatalog/content/greenprint-data- regional-trails – Regional Trails• http://gis.drcog.org/datacatalog/content/greenprint-data- parks-open-space – Parks and Open Space• http://gis.drcog.org/datacatalog/content/regional-traffic- counts – Regional Traffic Counts
  11. 11. Interesting Data• http://gis.drcog.org/datacatalog/content/clean-water-plan- planning-areas – Clean Water Preservation Areas• http://gis.drcog.org/datacatalog/content/reservoir-preservation- areas – Reservoir Preservation Areas• http://gis.drcog.org/datacatalog/content/river-preservation-areas – River Preservation Areas• http://gis.drcog.org/datacatalog/content/wastewater-treatment- facilities-existing-and-terminated – Wastewater Treatment Facilities• http://gis.drcog.org/datacatalog/content/watersheds – Watersheds• http://gis.drcog.org/datacatalog/content/mountain-backdrop- preservation-area – Mountain Backdrop Preservation Areas
  12. 12. State Regions• http://m.colorado.com/DenverArea.aspx – State regions• http://gis.drcog.org/datacatalog/content/c olorado-state-house-districts-2012 – Colorado State House Districts• http://gis.drcog.org/datacatalog/content/c olorado-state-senate-districts-2012 – Colorado State Senate Districts
  13. 13. Census Data• http://gis.drcog.org/datacatalog/content/population- change-census-tract-2000-2010 – Population Change• http://gis.drcog.org/datacatalog/content/blocks- census-2010 – Blocks Census Data 2010• http://gis.drcog.org/datacatalog/content/tracts- census-2010 – Tracts Data• http://gis.drcog.org/datacatalog/content/colorado- counties-census-2010-population-and-housing-unit- counts – Colorado Housing Units According to Counties
  14. 14. What resources might be used to learn about roles of government, government leaders and citizens and their Local Governments and Communities collective efforts to cause important change?• http://www.eduplace.com/kids/socsci/books/applications/ima ps/maps/g3_u1/index.html#top – Urban, Suburban, Rural• http://www.brainpopjr.com/socialstudies/government/locala ndstategovernments/• http://www.brainpopjr.com/socialstudies/government/locala ndstategovernments/grownups.weml – Brain Pop Video• http://pbskids.org/democracy/govandme/index.html – PBS –
  15. 15. What resources might be used to learn how the Denver Metro area changed in important ways? Timelines – Changes Over Time• State Capital – http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/cap /first.htm• Profile of the State of Colorado – http://www.state.co.us/kids/profile.htm• A Brief History – http://www.state.co.us/kids/2004kids/clchistor y.htm• Colorado Facts – http://www.atozkidsstuff.com/colorado.html
  16. 16. Regions of Focus• Commercial – a small portion of a city’s land used for such activities as the buying and selling of goods and services in retail, wholesale, financial businesses. These business are extremely important to a community’s economy because they provide jobs and bring money into the community. Examples – Grocery Store – Clothing Store – Bank – Gas Station – Shopping Mall – Pharmacy – Clothing Store – Office Buildings (where business transactions occur) – Sports arena – Movie Theatre – Restaurant• Industrial – an area of land within a city where there are commercial, manufacturing, factories, and other such businesses. This is a non-residential area.• Recreation – protected areas within and around a city/state for outdoor use such as boating, fishing, walking and hiking.• Residential – an area of a city that is predominately used for housing. These include single-family homes, multi-family housing units and mobile homes.
  17. 17. Colorado History Timeline• http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/history/histc hron.htm
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