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Geography Concepts

World Geography Concepts

instruments used to collect, organize, store, or display geographic information geographic tools
features of the earth's surface, such as landforms, water systems, climate patterns, and plant and animal life physical characteristics
actions of nature that change the physical environment physical processes
regional long-term trends in weather and atmospheric conditions climates
networks of plants and animals interacting with the environment ecosystems
distribution of populations among urban and rural communities patterns of settlement
increase in the percentage of people living in cities urbanization
movement of people, often influenced by push-and-pull factors migration
increase in the number of people in a specific area population growth
learned behavior of people, including their belief systems, languages, governments, and material goods cultures
discoveries and inventions that help people to change or adapt to their environments science and technology
how different viewpoints influence political decisions, divisions, and policies connected to geographic issues government and citizenship
methods used by countries and organizations to pursue goals, such as maintaining or expanding control over territory cooperation and conflict
ways in which a society satisfies basic needs through the production and distribution of goods and services economic systems
use of natural resources, production of goods, provision of services, and distribution of information economic activities
international networks for exchanging goods and services global trade patterns
any part of the natural environment that people need and value natural resources
natural events in the physical environment that are destructive, such as volcanoes and hurricanes natural hazards
natural or human alterations to the environment environmental change
analysis of how geography has affected historic events and how places, environments, and cultures have changed over time understanding the past
use of geographic knowledge and skills to analyze problems and make decisions that affect the future planning for the future
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