Mapping To Help Students Better Understand The Cultural Landscape

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Join Dr. James Rubenstein to learn how Mapping can help bring to life geographic concepts underlying the distribution of economic activities.

Dr. James Rubenstein, Miami University 

Human geographers describe where cultural groups and economic activities are located around the world, and explain reasons underlying the distributions. Most students relate well to cultural geography concepts, such as the distribution of languages and religions, but find the concepts of underlying economic geography to be more challenging.

Why are most of our cars made in North America, most of our phones made in East Asia, and most of our clothing made in South and Southeast Asia? Mapping can help bring to life geographic concepts underlying the distribution of economic activities.