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This unit is designed to discuss the regions of the United States and Canada from a more economic, rather than historical, point of view. The students must understand that the physical and human geography of a region affects the people and the economic activities. In order to achieve this, students will first look at the physical and human characteristics of the United States and Canada. This will include an investigation of the climate, landforms, other demographic information, migration patterns, and where people live. Then, using this information along with available maps the students will determine the best location for a company’s headquarters and justify their locations. The goal is to allow students to look at and understand the United States and Canada through a different and more unfamiliar lens.

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