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Primate Cities and More

  • Go the CIA WorldFactbook.  (See the link under the Urban Category or here.)
  • Choose one of the countries you did for your Gapminder project.
  • Go to the People and Society category.  Scroll down to the Major Cities subcategory.
  • Decide whether or not your country has a primate city.  (see page 408-409 in Knox and Marston.) Note that on the table on the window (see table on chart paper).
  • Does the country follow the rank size rule?  (See page 408-410 in Knox and Marston.)
  • Does it have a world city?  (See
  • Megacity?  (See pages 419-420 In Knox and Marston.) (Note the number of megacities.)
  • Does the country have a gateway city?  (Note the name of the city.)  (See page 400 in Knox and Marston.)
  • As the table fills, what do you notice about the pattern of which countries have primate cities and which follow the rank-size rule?  After you publish your info on the chart paper on the window, you can add it in here as a comment to this post.
  • You can also investigate a second country while you wait and post that information on the second sheet.

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Gapminder 2015


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Seattle’s Urban Form

Post your thoughts about Seattle’s urban form as a response to this post.


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Gapminder Links Spring 2014

Your links should be posted as a response to this link. Use only your initials in your post. Make sure to use bullets or numbers in your post, so that the links are easy to read and follow.


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Geospatial Revolution


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Bangaluru Photo

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June 17, 2013 · 7:42 pm

Israeli/Palestinian Water Conflict Questions

Based on your own research of the Israeli/Palestinian water conflict and on the talk by Skip Schiel, write a blog entry in which you address one or more of the following questions:

  • What should be the U.S. official stance on this water conflict?
  • What are your impressions of the Israeli/Palestinian water conflict?
  • As someone who lives in Sitka, how well do you relate to the Israeli/Palestinian water conflict?  Explain.
  • Which website that you explored best presented the scope of the problem?  Give the name and URL of the website.  Be sure, too, to justify your answer.
  • What is a solution to the Israeli/Palestinian water conflict?


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