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GEO 116: HUMAN GEOGRAPHY URBAN CENSUS ASSIGNMENT Purpose: To apply concepts learned in class to the real world 4 Parts § § A: Profile of a Census Tract B: Maps C: Comparison of the Tract to the Metropolitan Area D: Field Survey & Observation
GEO 116: HUMAN GEOGRAPHY URBAN CENSUS ASSIGNMENT Learning Objectives: § 1. The student will improve his or her spatial thinking by creating maps of important demographic variables; the student will likewise consider why the spatial patterns are present in the maps. § 2. The student will learn how to access and analyze primary data sources, specifically U. S. Census Bureau data. § 3. Through the field observation component, the student will make connections between data that is “on paper” and what is actually happening in the real world.
Step 6 Now click on the “Topics” tab on the left. Click the plus sign next to “Dataset” to expand the selection. Click on 2010 ACS 5 -year estimates.
GEO 116: HUMAN GEOGRAPHY URBAN CENSUS ASSIGNMENT
GEO 116: HUMAN GEOGRAPHY URBAN CENSUS ASSIGNMENT Outcomes § “A field observation made everything more clear to me. It summed up what I saw in the data. It is a lot different to actually experience it firsthand then to just see the data. You could say an area is very nice but not fully understand it until you experience it. If you see pictures of a place you can never truly understand it and appreciate it until you been there for yourself. I enjoyed doing the field observation because it made getting the above information [Parts A-C] more necessary. ” (Student, Winter 2013)