Over this school year in AP Human Geography my 8th period class has worked on creating a world and forming it into a world that resembles the real world. We used models and many other devices to model our world to the real world. Everybody came to the conclusion that we should name the world Shaboody Qui Qui. Our world and continents have advanced from hunting and living in huts to forming government and building large urban cities.
Week 2 reflection
Rivercity is at 31° North and 117° west. Rivercity is at the corner of a river and the ocean. The advantages of this site and situation are that it is near two water sources which is good for fishing. Also, the land is fertile because of the proximity to water. Based on the moderate climate, the people will not need much clothing. During winter, they could hunt for animals to make clothes out of. The people will need shelter from animals and they could makes their shelter out of the abundance of trees. The ocean and river could both also be used for recreation. The animals that live in this climate would scare and worry the people. My settlement is unique because it is near two water sources. The two water sources will be very helpful to the people in my settlement.
Week 3 reflection
The language of Rivercity is very similar to the language of Lake Elevation due to their proximity to each other. The root language was developed along the river. For the root language, the words are:
Because this settlement communicates with Lake Elevation so often for trade and such, there are no sound shifts in the language. In this language, “y” makes the same sound as it does in English but “ý” makes and “I” sound. Five words that are unique to make language are: food=flume, love=lyhe, fire=phyer, dead=dyhed, and water=wyher. Another major sound shift is when “y” and “h” are next to each other, it makes an “I” sound too.
Week 4 Reflection
The religion of Rivercity is called Seedamic. Seedamic people believe that all people came from seedlings that were made by a god and when people die they go to another galaxy and restart a new life. They are required to pray holding a seedling every morning. It is a monotheistic religion because they only believe in one god. The ultimate goal of the religion is to convert other people on Earth to their religion so that they can go to another galaxy as well. To accomplish this goal Seedamic people have to be missionaries and share about their religion as much as possible. One thing that is absolutely not allowed is wearing green. Because seedlings are green, it is considered disrespectful and imitating seedlings if someone wears green. It is also not allowed to believe in death. If your believe in Seedamic, you never die. Another Seedamic belief is that everyone is equal. No one is better or higher than anyone. Seedamic originated when a man named George Hassleman discovered a seedling that sprouted into a human. The belief that people go to another galaxy when they die was proven when George Hassleman talked to a man who said he was from another galaxy. Based on these principles, George founded the religion Seedamic. George wrote the holy book for Seedamic which is called the Seedah. The holy site for Seedamic is a field of grass in South America called Seedling Site which contains all of the seedlings. A structure made that is often worn on necklaces is a seedling. There is one giant metal seedling that was built by Henry Geoff after George Hasslman died that is located in South America about 5 miles from Seedling Site.
Week 5 reflection
The civilization Rivercity was built based on the values of The Originals, who were the first 500 people to settle there. The Originals believed that everyone should be valued and treated equally, so they decided on a democracy as their form of government. However, to be eligible to vote and be an active citizen, there are requirements. You must be 16 years of age or older, have the pledge memorized, and have lived there for 5 years. As a citizen, you are only required to participate in voting. The current life expectancy in Rivercity is 50 years old.
The Originals had heard tales of gold, silver, and copper. They decided that it would be worth it to search for it near Rivercity. They sent out three separate crews to search in three separate places. All three places were located north of Rivercity. When the crews reported back, they all had found copper. They began to brainstorm ideas of what to do with it. They thought they could use it for their currency, possibly for some type of weapon, or even for everyday things such as a bowl. They decided to take a vote on how much would be a good amount to distribute or use. After voting, they decided that it is government owned until someone else buys it.
There are three outposts to my settlement because those we the three different places they searched. All of the outposts were clusters because people wanted to live near each other and have a central meeting place. The government pays the miners by taxing the citizens. The mines are owned by the government. To wrap up, my civilization values everyone and works together to make decisions.
Week 6 Reflection
This region contains copper, natural gas, and platinum.These three sources will need to be industrialized in order to further this colony. Natural gas is a fossil fuel that can be used as a source of energy for heating, cooking, and electricity generation. Another one of the sources, copper, can be used for electrical equipment such as wiring and motors. This is important because it can help industrialize things such as electricity, motorized transportation, or home appliances.There is an agglomeration, or and abundance, of copper so we might as well try to make the most of it. Because of the amount of copper there is, this region is associated with the mines that are used to find it. The industrial belt runs from the mines of Alice to the middle of the main city of Rivercity.
The Demographic Transition of my region has been impacted due to the industrialization taking place. Because there are more factories being built, more jobs are being created. There is an increase in young adults in the manufacturing area because they now have the ability to have a job and support themselves.
By comparing my population pyramids, it was determined that the counties that are most similar are Rwanda, the Syrian Arab Republic, Papua New Guinea, Kenya, and Eritrea. It could be said that Kenya is most like this region because the population pyramids and the rate at which the populations grew are similar.
When major global superpowers went into industrialization, the people who worked at the new industry were not chosen specially. They took pretty much anyone and put them in a job that they would be best at. However, in this region it is recognized that women and children are not suited to work in factories and are not forced to work under those dangerous conditions. So, for tougher jobs like factory work, they put strong men and a few strong women that were able to cope with the rough conditions, heavy weight, and tiring work. After industrialization, social statuses are different. The population changes because there is a higher life expectancy due to the breakthroughs and advances in medicine and technology. It creates a new working class and an entirely new social dynamic which many are not used to.
Week 7 Alternate World
Welcome back to yet another update on River City! River City is a Semi-Peripheral City in stage 3. Birth rates are on the incline, steady growth in population is currently undergoing and death rates are very low. The main cause of death today is disease and sickness. Residents of River City are starting to build an immunity to common diseases and illnesses, the most who die from this are the very young and the very old; those with weaker immune systems.
Most people cannot afford to stay at home and be a house spouse so people of all genders are in the workplace. The town of River City utilizes farmer markets in order to benefit farmers, open the way for new jobs and bring the price of fresh foods down.
The town of River City also provides a therapy service that helps people work out their issues. Other service industries are used, such as an uber-like service and a nail salon, but this is the most popular.
The main points of large groups of people are near the center of the city where most of the jobs are. And since both genders work about the same, there are even more people working in these areas. Many People nearest the center are that of a younger age seeking the most inner city jobs available. As age Increases, the numbers of people living outside the city grows larger.
Pie Charts showing distribution of GDP and people in the workplace. (Left) Population map showing placement of population. (Right)
Urbanization in River City has been hit with a wave of unemployment, with more people in a certain area, the more Scarce jobs become.
The country of KABAM is currently accepting multinational corporations in an attempt to bring more jobs to the People. The infrastructure has definitely helping to build the infrastructure. The country of KABAM is currently involved with the NTP (Northern Trade Partners) which functions like NAFTA with trade routes established and a fully functioning system.
Week 2: Settlement and Culture Development
It was decided that settling at the bottom of a mountain and at the end of a river flowing from the mountain was the best choice. The name of this settlement is River's End, located at 10*N, 123*W. It is thought that this location is ideal because there is fresh, melted snow water and very arable land to farm. The water comes from the large river and the food comes from the variety of animals and vegetation. The animals will also provide clothing for the settlement. However, thick clothing is not needed because it is warm all year. Shelter is simple and easy because of the various vegetation such as trees. The wood can be used to make teepees, cabins, houses, and animal stables. Sturdy shelters are needed because there are dangerous animals such as lions and tigers and bears oh my. There is a lot of recreational activities such as fishing in the river, hunting, picking berries, hiking, and swimming. The animals that live near Rivers End may scare people away in fear of being attacked.
Rivers End is a very unique settlement. It offers many necessities and fun activities. It has many resources and a beautiful climate.
Week 3 Reflection
This continent has three languages however two of them are very similar. The two close languages are in the same language family and one is a dialect of the other. The third language is very different because it is on the other side of the continent. The language consists of:
If someone had settled upstream from Rivers End the languages would be very similar because sound shifts would have occurred. Sound shift is a change in pronunciation in a language evolves over time. The languages would be in their own language family because it is unique and not borrowed. However, in the real world, language families are a global scale of classifying languages. The language would be unique because we would change it from the people up stream. It is similar to the real world because many languages are the same except for small linguistic changes.
Week 4- Religion and Philosophy
The religion of Rivers End is called Goobrtin. Goobrtin is a monotheistic religion which means there is only God, some examples of real world monotheistic religions would be Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. The origin of Goobrtin started with one person, Goobr. Goobr is a Man who lived a long time ago with his pet cat. Goobr believed germs were not real and wanted to spread the word so he traveled around the world and wrote a series of books about Goobrtin with his cat and everyone believed him. Particularly, when Jesus traveled many people believed him, however there were also many who did not believe him and his teachings. 0However, when Lord Pikalad discovered germs were “real” many people lost faith in Goobr but not everyone. The ultimate goal Goober was trying to reach was people not getting sick because if you believed germs were real then you were giving the imaginary germs the power to make you sick. The guidelines to reach the ulitimate goals was to think for five minutes, three times a day that germs were not real, only wash your body for the smell, because no one likes somebody that has bad hygiene, and always promote that germs aren’t real to people who don’t know. There was only one taboo which is; never no matter what somebody does or says to you, never give imaginary germs the power to make you sick. If you do not follow this taboo you will not reach the ultimate goal. The tree under which Goobr died is the natural physical feature holy site. The small science lab where Goobr discovered germs were not real has been fully restored which is the man-made religious structure. A real world example of this would be how the Jews came back to their holy land and restored over 200 holy sites such as the Wailing Wall. Goobr actually wrote a series of books which were called Goobrtin where he went into much more depth about the discovery of germs not being real and how to not get sick/the ultimate goal. Goobr thought people should be equal so there is not much difference in hierarchy except in buildings where Goobrtin is taught. People who teach Goobrtin are held in higher regard. Goobr had many ideas of what his followers should wear but very few were passed on through the generations. Some clothing that people still wear are long neon pink robes that have a picture of Goobr and his cat. People wear this when they are being taught. Another real world example of clothing would be in the religion Islam women have to wear hijab.
Rivers End is a newly founded settlement with 3 outposts. The average life expectancy of Rivers End is 52 however, the outposts have an average life expectancy of 45 because it is not as clean/ safe. With the life expectancy so low the people in Rivers End become an adult at the age of 13. Once they become an adult they have responsibilities.. Some of the responsibilities consist of working at an outpost for 6 months when you turn 13, you also have to own land when you turn 13. Rivers End was originally a dictatorship and then after the first dictator died it transitioned into a monarchy. Most people like the dictatorship however some moved away because they didn’t like the government. Rivers End sent out explorers to look for new cities and neighboring cities however when they came back they said that they found diamonds and coal. Rivers End then sent out people to colonize the resources which then became outposts. However they didn’t know what to use the diamonds for but eventually they came up with the idea of selling them to other settlements. Selling the gold has made a lot of money for the government and miners.
Week 6 Reflection
Rivers End is a large, growing, industrializing city with many (outposts) suburbs. The resources close to Rivers End are tin and natural gas. The natural gas is very helpful and is used in the factories to power machines. Tin is produced into many things including tin cans, tin foil, tin water bottles, etc. There are lots of tin companies, silver is another resource that is close by, it is also a resource River's End trades a lot. The industrial belt is almost like a glob or just big circle. It is this way because the resources are all very close and all the cities are in a circle shape. Having few industries has affected Rivers End a little bit but it is is stage 3 of the demographic transition.
Real World Examples:
Botswana is a country that is in the stage 3 demographic transition. Botswana does not have a very high living old rate. (1) Jamaica is another stage 3 country in the demographic transition. However it is very close to being in stage 4 because it has more people living longer.(2) Mexico is also a stage 3 country in the demographic transition. It is a stage 3 because it is still developing.(3)
South Africa, and many other countries in Africa, are in stage 3 demographic transition because of the lack of education and resources. (Left) Kenya is another example of a country in stage 3 demographic transition, it does not have very many resources and education to advance. (Right)
Jamaica is a real world country that is similar to Rivers End because it is in stage 3 of the demographic transition. It also is still developing but stage 3 is the slowest stage to work through to get to stage 4. However, Jamaica will probably never reach stage 4, if it does it will be far in the future. The population pyramid of Rivers End and the population pyramid of Jamaica look similar and how there are many more younger people and less people who are over 40-50 years old and they are both in stage 3.
During stage 3 the social system may change depending on what industries are booming. The more intelligent people would be in charge because the country needs people who knows how to get to stage 4 of the demographic transition. Many people had jobs and babies, lots of babies.
Week 7 Reflection
Grey Sloan Memorial is a growing country with much potential. Grey Sloan has recently gone through stage three of the demographic transition, but is stuck between stage three and four now. With the positioning of Grey Sloan in the demographic transition it is considered a semi-periphery country. Grey Sloan Memorial is a semi-periphery country which means we it is still industrializing and is very capitalist. Grey Sloan has very high birth rates which the government has recently stepped in to help lower the birth rates by using birth limitation and fines for exceeding two children per family. This method has actually been working and birth rates have recently dropped significantly. There has recently been a very awful plague traveling through Grey Sloan which has killed many people and is the biggest cause of death in past years. Grey Sloan allows women and men to be equal but men are still dominant. Men are more dominant because many women stay home with their children and tend to them. However, that does not mean no women work, many women either don't have children, find a nanny, or have a stay at home husband. In my working people about 74% work in the service field, 18% work in manufacturing, and a small 7% work in agriculture. For my GDP, 81% is services, 16%is manufacturing, and a small 3% is agriculture. Agriculture in Grey Sloan is sometimes substantial, however it is mostly large farms making food or grains to sell to other countries. In this picture a man is working very hard (probably to support his family) moving mangos from a bin to a truck. However, some of these many be sold in his country many will be exported to other countries who do not grow enough of their own food and buy from other countries. Although, not a great percentage of people work in agriculture it is still very big. Looking at real world semi-periphery countries you will notice a very common service are nail salons. Nail salons are very common because many working women specialize in cosmetics. Another large service is IT, it is another thing many people specialize in because technology is ever growing and we need people to know more about technology. With more than half of the population working in services that means the population density near cities is going to very dense. Many services also attract young people which means young people will make up for many people in the city. Also there are many young people because of the high birth rates. Urbanization is impacting the looks of cities because is has a distinct layout. The urban model best fit for Grey Sloan's biggest city, Rivers End, is the Multiple Nuclei Model. The multiple nuclei model is best fit for Rivers End because it is a fast growing city and a very big city. A real world example of a city laid out with the multiple nuclei model was Los Angles in the 80’s-90’s because it was a big, fast growing city at the time. Grey Sloan has partnered with close counties and started the NTP, which is a supranational organization which stands for Northern Trade Partners. There are only 3 counties involved and they are all on the same continent, KABAM. NTP functions like NAFTA because they are both simple and only for a positive use. They also both have trade routes established and a fully functioning system.
World Continents/ Region
Lake Elevation is a Semi-Peripheral City in stage 3. Birth rates are on the incline, steady growth in population is currently undergoing and death rates are very low. The main cause of death today is disease and sickness. Residents of Lake Elevation are starting to build an immunity to common diseases and illnesses, the most who die from this are the very young and the very old; those with weaker immune systems.
Population Pyramid for Lake Elevation. Most people cannot afford to stay at home and be a house spouse so people of all genders are in the workplace. The town of Lake Elevation utilizes farmer markets in order to benefit farmers, open the way for new jobs and bring the price of fresh foods down. Depiction of the farmers market found in Lake Elevation. The town of Lake Elevation also provides a therapy service that helps people work out their issues. Other service industries are used, such as an uber like service and a nail salon, but this is the most popular. A look inside one of Dr. Moab’s sessions here in Lake Elevation. The main points of large groups of people are near the center of the city where most of the jobs are. And since both genders work about the same, there are even more people working in these areas. Many People nearest the center are that of a younger age seeking the most inner city jobs available.
Pie Charts and Population Pyramid showing population, distribution of GDP and people in the workplace. As age Increases, the numbers of people living outside the city grows larger.
Population map showing placement of population. Urbanization in Lake Elevation has been hit with a wave of unemployment, with more people in a certain area, the more Scarce jobs become. The organization of KABAM is currently accepting multinational corporations in an attempt to bring more jobs to the People. The infrastructure has definitely helping to build the infrastructure. The organization of KABAM is currently involved with the NTP (Northern Trade Partners) which functions like NAFTA with trade routes established and a fully functioning system.
I have cultural patterns
I am going to bake 2-5 different dishes that can help understand cultural differences and state where they are originally from and where they have diffused to.
Also going to print out/draw a map onto wood put in nails where the culture originated and where they are in different parts of the world.