United States of America - Human Environment

Content

  • Statement of inquiry
    • Where would it not be a good idea to live in the USA?
  • Aims of this lesson
    • To understand the differences in human environments in the United States of America.
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Starter

What do you think this map is showing? The answer can be found here.

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Activities

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Base map

usa-outline-map

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Top 10 Most Populous Cities

Add these cities to the base map.

CityPopulation [2019 estimate]
New York City8,336,817
Los Angeles3,979,576
Chicago2,693,976
Houston2,320,268
Phoenix1,680,992
Philadelphia1,584,064
San Antonio1,547,253
San Diego1,423,851
Dallas1,343,573
San Jose1,021,795
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Population density and choropleth maps

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Development task

firearm-deaths

Review

Review

Can you suggest geographical reasons for the distribution of the 10 most populous cities?