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  1. 1. Chapter 5 Reading Notes
  2. 2. 5.4 Housing in N.E. Megalopolis <ul><li>In densely populated cities, many people live in apartment buildings. </li></ul><ul><li>Apartments are usually stacked on top of each other and side by side </li></ul>
  3. 3. 5.4 Housing Life in a small N.E. town <ul><li>In small towns and rural areas, most people live in houses. A house usually has more space than an apartment. </li></ul><ul><li>Most people live in houses with yards. </li></ul>
  4. 4. 5.5 Employment in N. E. Megalopolis <ul><li>Population density also affects the kind of work people do. There are more jobs in cities than in rural areas. </li></ul><ul><li>There are lots of different kinds of jobs in cities. </li></ul>
  5. 5. 5.5 Employment in small N.E. town <ul><li>Small towns and rural areas have few businesses. Some people may work on a farm. </li></ul><ul><li>There are usually only a few kinds of jobs in a small town. </li></ul>
  6. 6. 5.6 Transportation in N.E. Megalopolis <ul><li>City streets are crowded! It’s hard to have a car in a big city. </li></ul><ul><li>People walk or take buses, taxis, and subways. </li></ul><ul><li>Parking in a big city can be difficult and expensive! </li></ul>
  7. 7. 5.6 Transportation in a small N.E. Town <ul><li>In small towns and rural areas, it is hard to get around without a car. </li></ul><ul><li>Driving is much easier. Traffic is not a problem and parking is usually free. </li></ul>
  8. 8. 5.7 Environment in N.E. Megalopolis <ul><li>Population density also affects pollution. Pollution is a big problem in urban areas. </li></ul><ul><li>People living in cities throw away mountains of trash each day. </li></ul><ul><li>Air pollution is a big problem as well. </li></ul>
  9. 9. 5.7 Environment in small N.E. Town <ul><li>In rural areas there are fewer people to cause big pollution problems. </li></ul><ul><li>Air and water are generally cleaner than in cities. </li></ul><ul><li>At night, people can look up and see a million stars. </li></ul>
  10. 10. 5.8 Recreation in N. E. Megalopolis <ul><li>In cities people find many things to do close to home. </li></ul><ul><li>Go see a baseball game, go to the zoo, go for a walk, or go on a bike ride. </li></ul><ul><li>A city offers many different things to do rain or shine. </li></ul>
  11. 11. 5.8 Recreation in a small N. E. Town <ul><li>Many people in rural areas enjoy outdoor activities. Many live close to good places to hike and fish in summer. </li></ul><ul><li>In winter they may go skating or skiing. </li></ul>