Tuesday, August 31, 2010

HumanGeo Terms

Globalization-(V) to extend to other parts of the world; make worldwide (dictionary.com). A good example of this is the internet because more people can communicate around the world.

Humanity-(N) the quality of being humane; kindness; benevolence (dictionary.com) A good example of this is missionaries helping people in other countries.

Culture-(N) the behaviors and beliefs characteristics of a particular social, ethnic or age group (dictionary.com). A good example of this is the Spain exchange students visiting John Carroll; they have a different culture than us.

Civilization-(N) cultural refinement (dictionary.com) A good example of this is comparing the US to a country like Kenya because the US is more advanced in their medical fields.

History-(N) the branch of knowledge dealing with past events (dictionary.com) A good example showing this is a World History class studying a past event like the Civil War.

1. Definition (with a source) 2. Look for example with someone using word that you think is using it well