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Social sciences: geography

Grade 6

Map work and practical work

Module 3

Trade and transport routes

  • In the same way that trade was the driving force behind the journeys of discovery that were undertaken by Diaz and Da Gama, it is still the main reason why people travel from one place to the other. One group disposes of products/services that the other group needs to acquire. Regular communication between the groups facilitates the execution of the trade transactions.
  • Transport takes place by road, sea or air. The central trading centres are located in large cities, and for that reason the main transport routes are between these cities.

Activity 1:

To indicate the most important air-routes

[lo 1.5]

Visit a travel agency in your town and ask for a map of the world that indicates the most important air-routes. Redraw the main air-routes according to the map of the travel agency in red on your own map. Find a map of the major sea-routes in your atlas and draw those routes in orange on your map. Finally, make a list of the most important cities that are points of departure and points of arrival on these routes.

World map

Activity 2:

To indicate information on a map of south africa

[lo 1.5]

Draw a map of South Africa and fill in the following (use the correct map symbols):

  • four important seaports
  • railway line from Cape Town to Johannesburg
  • four important airports
  • the most important domestic air-routes

Activity 3:

To make a decision on the transportation of goods

[lo 1.4]

You are in charge of an export company in Durban. You have to dispatch the following merchandise to their destinations. You and your export team must decide on the best means of transport for the merchandise:

  • 100 dozen roses from Bloemfontein to Sydney, Australia;
  • 10 tons of scrap-metal from Johannesburg to New York.


Learning Outcomes(LOs)
LO 1
GEOGRAPHICAL ENQUIRYThe learner will be able to use enquiry skills to investigate geographical and environmental concepts and processes.
Assessment standards(AS’s)
We know this when the learner:
  • selects and records relevant information from sources for specific purposes (including recording and observing in the field);
  • locates relevant places on maps using latitude and longitude (degrees and minutes);
  • uses information to propose solutions to problems;
1.5 reports on enquiries, through discussion, debate, structured writing, graphs, tables, maps and diagrams.

Questions & Answers

anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
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
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
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.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
many many of nanotubes
what is the k.e before it land
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
I'm interested in nanotube
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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