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?
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
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
Industrial and Commercial Information• http://www.city-data.com/us-cities/The- West/Denver-Economy.html – Denver Industrial and Commercial Statistics
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
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
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
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
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 –
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
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.
Colorado History Timeline• http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/history/histc hron.htm