Situation: Learning by looking at Hamilton


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Situation: Learning by looking at Hamilton

  1. 1. Learning by Looking at Hamilton Situation
  2. 2. “ Situation ” is a geography word.
  3. 3. In our lives, we find ourselves in “ situations ”. Who or what we are surrounded by can affect our success.
  4. 4. For example …
  5. 5. Situation : You are in the library with three other students researching a topic for geography.
  6. 6. <ul><li>You will be successful in this situation if all of these “factors” are in place: </li></ul><ul><li>The internet is working </li></ul><ul><li>The proper books are available </li></ul><ul><li>Your pen is working </li></ul><ul><li>You remembered to bring assignment instructions </li></ul><ul><li>The other three people are cooperative </li></ul><ul><li>If other students are quiet so you can concentrate </li></ul><ul><li>If the temperature is just right so you are comfortable </li></ul><ul><li>and you can concentrate </li></ul>
  7. 7. We could divide these factors in two categories. Library Factors and Student Factors
  8. 8. <ul><li>Library Factors : </li></ul><ul><li>the internet is working </li></ul><ul><li>The proper books are available </li></ul><ul><li>If the temperature is just right so you are comfortable and you can concentrate </li></ul><ul><li>Student Factors : </li></ul><ul><li>You remembered to bring assignment instructions </li></ul><ul><li>The other three people are cooperative </li></ul><ul><li>If other students are quiet so you can concentrate </li></ul>
  9. 9. Just like us, cities can find themselves in “situations”. The “factors” that surround them will affect their success as a city.
  10. 10. There are two types situation factors: Physical Situation Factors Human Situation Factors
  11. 11. We are going to learn about Physical and Human Situation Factors by visiting Hamilton. Tuinman photo
  12. 12. Physical Situation Factors: landforms climate waterways natural resources
  13. 13. Begin your notetaking.
  14. 14. Landforms Hamilton is located on a sheltered bay. This makes it a great location for a harbour so large ships can travel to the city.,+Ontario&sll=49.891235,-97.15369&sspn=39.794637,113.994141&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Hamilton,+Hamilton+Division,+Ontario&ll=43.277924,-79.89584&spn=0.043679,0.111322&t=h&z=14 Click on the link to the right to see a Google Satellite map of the bay. Note how shallow the water appears to the left of the Chedoke Expressway.
  15. 15. Landforms The rocky cliffs in the background (covered with trees) is part of the Niagara Escarpment that runs through Hamilton. Part of the city is quite elevated.
  16. 16. Landforms This is Webster Falls in Hamilton. There are other waterfalls also as a result of the Niagara Escarpment.
  17. 17. Climate Hamilton is located in the southern part of Ontario which has a more mild climate than the rest of Canada. Hamilton's Climate Hamilton's climate is humid continental and relatively mild in comparison with the rest of Canada. The January's average temperature is -3.6C (26.5F) although most days rise just above 0C making for slushly conditions on the roads. The average July temperature is 22.5C (72.5F) and humidity is usually high during the peak of summer. Temperatures exceeding 34C (93F) occur but not with regularity. Canada’s Climate Average temp in Jan - 12 C Average temp in July 22 C
  18. 18. Waterways Hamilton is located on west end of Lake Ontario
  19. 19. Waterways This is useful for transporting raw materials, goods and people by ship. Ships can travel along the St. Lawrence through all of the Great Lakes.
  20. 20. Waterways This is a big advantage for Hamilton companies like Stelco. They import raw materials and export steel products.
  21. 21. Natural Resources The green areas on this map all represent marshes or forests.
  22. 22. Natural Resources Hamilton has access to electrical power generated by Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls Power Generating Plant Towers that carry electricity to Hamilton Tuinman photo
  23. 23. Human Situation Factors: population labour force transportation market
  24. 24. Use the legend to see what the population of Hamilton is. Population, Market and Labour Force
  25. 25. Population, Market and Labour Force This is a map of the “Golden Horseshoe” which is a nickname given to the area surrounding the west end of Lake Ontario. This area has a very high population density . That means that there is a high number of people living in each square kilometre of land. High population means that there are lots of people available to buy goods. They are the market . It also means that there are a lot of people available to work to make the good. They are the labour force.
  26. 26. Transportation Hamilton is close to two major highways: Tuinman photo
  27. 27. Transportation Hamilton is close to highways leading to Toronto: 427 and 401 Tuinman photo
  28. 28. Transportation +spectator Click on the link below to see a trip planner map from our school to a Hamilton newspaper office called the Hamilton Spectator. Use the map to locate the highways.
  29. 29. Transportation Connected to rail systems leading in three different directions Find the three railways on the map.
  30. 30. Hamiltonians have great bus access with several routes to choose from. They can also access Go Bus, Go Train, and Via Rail Service. Tuinman photo
  31. 31. A further look at Hamilton from my weekend visit … Tuinman photos