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AP HuG Unit 1

Unit 1 Study Guide

TermDefinition
Formal Cultural Region A physical space where humans share a core set of cultural behaviors, such as clothes, food, customs, and music.
Formal Region Regions whose boundaries are officially recognized.
Core The center(s) of power (economic, religious, political, etc.) within a territory.
Periphery Countries that have low economic productivity rates and generally low standards of living.
Hinterland The uncharted districts beyond a body of water.
Environmental Determinism The theory that environment dictates where a civilization will be or what it's people will be like.
Environmental Possibilism The theory that environment, while important, does not dictate where a civilization will be or what it's people will be like.
Spatial Analysis Spatial analysis is a type of geographical analysis which seeks to explain patterns of human behavior in a mathematical/geometric sense.
Scales of Analysis A scale that determines what is being studied based on the size of the area being examined.
Map scaling Large scale, small area. Small scale, large area.
What is the Northeast region of the U.S. like? Humid with cool summers. Snow falls during the winter and the temperatures are regularly below freezing.
What is the Midwest region of the U.S. like? Humid throughout most of the region. Snow is common during the winter, especially in the northern areas.
What is the Southwest region of the U.S. like? Semiarid in the western area with a more humid climate to the east. Some of the far western areas of the region have an alpine or desert climate.
What is the Western region of the U.S. like? A range of climates including semiarid, alpine, Mediterranean, and desert.
What is the Southeast region of the U.S. like? Humid subtropical climate with hot summers. Hurricanesare common.
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