Book Creator

How has the Geography of the West shaped who we are?

by Trip Learners


Hazel Grimoldby Vollering
How has the changes in the west effected who we are?
(Bc + Alberta)
Introduction ( page 1 )
Page of contents ( page 2 )
What does geography mean? ( page 3-6 )
What made and makes the west? ( page 7 )
The last spike ( page 8-9 )
Rodgers pass ( page 10-11)
Snail thing ( page 12-13 )
Lake Minnewanka ( page 14-15 )
Columbia ice-fields ( page 16-17 )
Lake Louise ( page 18 )
Golden skybridge ( page 19-20 )
Revelstoke Railway Museum( page 21-22 )
TRIP videos ( 23-26 )
About the author ( 27 )
Right now, there are five themes of geography. Before this trip, I knew nothing about geography. But now, I am teaching you about geography! Now let me tell you the five simple themes of geography:
Human-environment interaction
And finally, regions.
Now, this might sound overwhelming, all these themes. You’re probably wondering what it all means! And that’s okay.
We, as humans, study geography because it helps us understand more about our world and how it’s changing, and to understand the people who live in this world with us. That includes learning about culture and identity, including other people’s!
This is where you will help your reader understand “What is Geography?” One of your Building Knowledge keystones that helps you explain your answer to the Driving Question.

This should include your graphics and representation of your understanding of the Five Themes of Geography. It will probably cover 2 - 3 pages depending on how you lay it out.
Location is the first theme of geography. Relative location is:

The position of a place in relation to another place
Uses descriptions to identify places on the earth
Landmarks, direction, time, distance

It basically means: an area that has something to do with other areas, such like that! For example, Rodgers pass! (Which you will be reading about very soon), talks about old hotels and where some extinct animals live. So, historical sites, such as Rodgers pass and The last spike (Which you will ALSO be learning about soon..), which are both great examples of Location.
Place is the second theme of geography! Physical characteristics consist of:

Natural features of the land in a particular location:
Landforms — plateaus, plains, mountains, deserts, rivers, soil, beaches
Flora (plants) and fauna (animals)
Climate – temperature, rainfall
Resources – petroleum, minerals

Which, pretty much means: any place that is rich/flourishes with any of the above! That be plants, materials, terrain.. you name it! A good example of this would be Cave and
Basin, and the Columbia ice fields! (Aka the Athabasca glacier.) These two areas are known for their historic landforms! The glacier being an example of ice, snow, and everything cold, and Cave and Basin being an example of hot springs, and what lives in them!
Human environment interaction, my most mentioned geographical theme by far in this book! Human environment interaction means:

“Relationships within place”
Explores the human use and modifications of the environment
Bridges, dams, mining, any structures built by humans

It means what it’s called, basically! An area that has been mainly effected by humans, such as cities and bridges, really anything that has been modified by humans. A good example of this would be the Golden skybridge and lake Minnewanka. Lake Minnewanka, was long ago, a town! But, due to a human made dam being destroyed, the town was put under water. The golden skybridge is very self explanatory, it’s a bridge over a huuuge gap in between mountains! Both areas were very fun to tour and explore.