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Place: uniqueness of a location
-cultural and physical characteristics
-look for: distributions, density, concentration, patterns
-sense of place
-perceptions of place- look at the map on pg. 12 and 13-it shows a strong bias for the home regions of students and revealed negative perceptions of the South, Appalachia, the Great Plains and Utah: Why do you think students from California and Pennsylvania prefer their home regions? Why do you think they have a negative perception of the regions listed above?
Location: geographical position of people
-absolute and relative
1. Describe your own city by discussing is position relative to other places.
2. Describe your city only by physical characteristics
“Site is describing a location of a place based on its physical characteristics. Situation is the location of a place relative to other places.”
Lake Webster Name Change Story (Listen and Read)