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Social sciences

Grade 8

Geography: settlements

Module 2

Comparing land use patterns in various areas

Activity 1:

To interpret information from sources and answer ensuing questions

[lo 2.2]

Study the following illustrations and answer the questions that follow:

1. What type of land use would you say is most prominent in this area?

2. Would you say that there has been a change in die original use of land in this area? Give a reason for your answer.

3. How did the activities impact on the natural resources of the environment?

4. Would you say that this is the ideal situation for urban development and land use?

Activity 2:

To interpret information from sources and answering ensuing questions

[lo 2.2]

Study the following illustration and answer the questions that follow:

1. Is the area depicted in the illustration, densely or sparsely populated? Motivate your answer.

2. Would you classify the area as rural or urban?

3. What type of land use is depicted in the illustration?

4. Would you consider the price of land in this area as cheap or expensive? Motivate your answer.

Activity 3:

To obtain information from environmental sources

[lo 2.2]

Answer the following questions:

1. Find out what percentage of the town/city where you live, or closest to where you live, is set aside for industrial purposes.

2. Find out what percentage (%) of the town/city is set aside for residential purposes.

3. Where would you expect to find the areas where the more wealthy people live? Is it close to the central business district or on the outskirts?

3. Migration of the population due to political policies

In South Africa we find a unique land use pattern, because of the political decisions of the past. If we look at an urban map of Port Elizabeth, we notice that certain neighbourhoods are inhabited by more than one population group. This is still the result of the policy of segregation and apartheid legislation before 1994. This policy determined that different population groups were to live in separate areas.

There was a time when Port Elizabeth’s South-End was inhabited by various population groups. However, when the National Party was in power, all residents were relocated to areas such as Malabar en New Brighton. Members of the Indian community were forced to settle in Malabar, and coloured people in New Brighton. This meant that certain people had to leave their homes and start anew. They had no choice as to where they preferred to live. Those belonging to a specific population group were obliged to move to an area allocated to people of their own culture.

Today we still suffer from the effects of this policy. Sometimes people were concentrated in a neighbourhood without a proper infrastructure like roads, electricity and housing. They could not afford to live anywhere else.

Activity 4:

To obtain and interpret information from maps

[lo 1.2]

Study the following illustration and answer the questions that follow

1. What do you know about the sizes of homes in different neighbourhoods?

2. What neighbourhood would be most densely populated?

Questions & Answers

what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
how can I make nanorobot?
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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