Social Studies - 2019-20
WG.3 a - Regional Labels
The student will apply the concept of a region by
a) explaining how characteristics of regions have led to regional labels;
Theme- Region, Continuity vs. Change, Perspective
How do humans divide the world?
How do regions help people understand the world?
How do physical landforms affect the formation of regions?
How are world regions shaped by human culture and ideas?
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
Regions are areas of Earth’s surface that share unifying characteristics.
Regions may be defined by physical or cultural characteristics.
Regional labels may reflect changes in
Regions are used to simplify the study and understanding of the world.
- Rain forest
- Great Plains
- Low Countries (Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg)
Examples of cultural regions
- Latin America
- Francophone world
- Arab region
- Roman Catholicism
- Wheat belts
- European Union (EU)
- North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
- African Union (AU)
Regional labels reflecting changes in perceptions
- Middle East
- Sun Belt
- Rust Belt
League of Arab Nations