Under suitable title summarise in own words the table half way down page 167 but use a spider diagram format and not a table.
Complete question 2 (bottom page 167)
Write about 100 words to sum up your own personal view about what makes a good living space. Is it the place you now live in? Is it somewhere else you’ve always wanted to live in? What is it about this place that is so appealing. Be specific and use the ideas from the text book.
Read pages 168-169
Complete the decision making skills activity page 168. Write a brief summary.
that people vary in their opinions about what makes for a good living space
why people’s opinions vary
that people asked about their home environment in a Scottish survey seemed generally very positive about where they live
What do you like about the place where you live? Likes Excellent Good Just OK Poor Convenient shops Public transport Pleasant surroundings Safe/low crime Leisure/entertainment facilities Quality of buildings/architecture Education/good schools Well maintained, clean and litter free streets Quality of parks and open spaces
Does your survey confirm what the Scottish survey found - that people are generally very positive about where they live?
Why do you think this is the case?
What are the differences between you and your parents?
Why do you think there are these differences?
Why might your views differ from those of others?
Refresh your memory about why it may be the case that not all people have the same view about what makes a good place to live.
Knowledge & perception
What processes make some areas more attractive than others?
NATURAL PROCESSES - the physical processes that shape the environment, creating challenges or opportunities
For example hurricane and earthquake prone areas will create challenges whilst an abundance of natural minerals like oil will ensure opportunities
HUMAN PROCESSES - the actions of people over the ages that have altered the natural environment and the living space
For example some areas suffer a lack of investments, streets are dirty and poorly maintained, buildings neglected and the atmosphere polluted, but other places are very well maintained with no litter and well planned streets and buildings layout
How do natural and human processes affect the quality of where we live?
Think about these two processes and the reasons why people all around the world think differently about what makes a good living space
Then read first half of page 168 (again!)
Now summarise under the two headings, giving examples in each case