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Helping Your Child Learn Geography - October 1996

Movement: People Interacting on the Earth

People are scattered unevenly over the Earth. How do they get from one place to another? What are the patterns of movement of people, products, and information? Regardless of where we live, we rely upon each other for goods, services, and information. In fact, most people interact with other places almost every day. We depend on other places for much of our food, clothes, and even items like the pencils and paper our children use in school. We also share information with each other using many methods of communication--telephones, computers, books, newspapers, radio, and television--to bridge the distances.


Different Ways To Travel

Follow the Movement of People and Things

Follow the Movement of Ideas and Information

Ideas come from beyond our immediate surroundings. How do they get to us? Consider communication by telephone, letters, electronic mail, television, radio, telegrams, telefax, and even graffiti, posters, bumper stickers, and promotional buttons. They all convey information from one person or place to another.

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