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  • 1. AMERICAN GEOGRAPHY Reading British & American Culture Week 10 Professor Hayashi
  • 2. TODAY’S CLASS • • • • • attendance article presentations – CHAT CHAT! review: the american people KWL chart American Geography
  • 3. # 1 Review • American families • Rise in one parent families • More single mothers • More on health • Household Expenditures • Less on travel/food
  • 4. Leisure & Sport • Most popular participation sports: MEN- swimming WOMEN- walking • Both enjoy cycling • Aerobics are more popular for women • Fishing & basketball for men
  • 5. American College students: • Top concern - environment • New concern - government hand-gun control efforts • More conservative about - drugs & crime • More liberal about - abortion
  • 6. Pop Music/Economy • Rap and heavy metal were under attack Positive Changes Negative Changes - GDP doubled during the 1980’s - GDP doubled through borrowing - lots of people prospered - national debt tripled - 20 million new jobs were created - corporate & personal debt soared - booming international trade is spreading - widening gap between rich and poor wealth around the world - poverty increased -new jobs were low paid service positions - USA was the world’s biggest creditor then largest debtor
  • 7. K-W-L Table • Know – Want to know – Learn K W L http://docs.google.com/viewer? a=v&q=cache:waD_rFqaBXQJ:users.manchester.edu/Studen t/GJTribbett/Webpage/Example%2520KWL %2520Chart.pdf+kwl+chart+example&hl=en&pid=bl&srcid=A DGEESj5ZWAxXkoQgO3HHZZoxFafLWnraMh2Fo1YksvqZP _GdKH9rqYCTw34vuZtd5b2vJFIc7pqesPPq_Mr1zdLNM9kJv LAvzr7px-TcJ1LgDpFk7Rga58hFy0Gf-jMmtgkwP4Edvy&sig=AHIEtbQMfkPIabzlU19jbhufPEXjGOIcGw
  • 8. KWL Chart • In partners, write down what you know about American geography • Next, write down what you want to know, what you’re curious about • Go through the chapter together and write down what you’ve learned
  • 9. Important Facts • the 50 states – 48 continental/conterminous • http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=WhDrGnjacvA • Surrounded by the Atlantic & Pacific Oceans • Coastal Plains – East, long, gently rolling lowland • Rockies – high, discontinuous chain of mountains containing metals • Appalachians – West of Atlantic coastal plain, low, unbroken, contain iron, coal
  • 10. Important Facts • Mount McKinley in Alaska is the highest point; Death Valley in California the lowest • Longest river: Missouri • Population 245,000,000 (317 M now) • flow chart – pg. 59 • most of country has humid continental climate – hot summers/cold winters • US has ¼ of world’s coal, 1/7 of petroleum
  • 11. Important Facts • People go by cars, trucks, planes • Commercial goods go by trucks • Freight goes by rail
  • 12. Important Facts • • • • • • • Main industrial area: midwest Banking & Insurance: New York almost half of the land (47%) is farmland Midwest: agriculture South: traditional crops West: cattle, wheat farming Texas: cattle, sheep, cotton and rice