Analyzing Spatial Organization of People, Places & Environments on Earth's Surfaces


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What is spatial organization?

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1. What is a functional region?

2. When looking at an aerial photograph (in color), you notice a semi-regular grid. The grid squares are colored green or yellow, and the sizes of each grid square vary. What are you most likely looking at?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How people and places are organized on Earth may be more complicated than you think. Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test your understanding of this organization. The quiz questions will ask you to define terms such as, spatial organization and functional region.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Aerial photo that has a green or yellow semi-regular grid
  • Aerial photo that has a grey, semi-regular grid with consistently sized squares
  • Latitudinal area of a population map where population density is fairly low

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as spatial organization and functional region
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding green, yellow, and grey semi-regular grids on an aerial photograph
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about low population density on a population map

Additional Learning

To learn more about the organization of what is on the Earth's surface, review the lesson entitled Analyzing Spatial Organization of People, Places & Environments on Earth's Surface. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define temperate areas
  • Identify how people tend to organize
  • Understand the importance of analyzing spatial organization