Optional: student project of signs in Eau Claire
Optional: create USA language maps by county
Culturally, what really is a 100 percent "American"?
A good example of culture is the Arab community of Dearborn, Michigan.
Society and college
students have particular ideas about college life. These cultures are
expressed in the landscape. What does the Eau Claire on-campus (dormitory) and
off-campus (ghetto) student
cultural landscapes look like?
geography consists of Cultural landscapes consist of
Cultural geography consists of
Cultural landscapes consist of
The seasons and sunrises and sunsets are also an important aspects of human experiences and do alter the appearance and biological and human dynamics of landscapes. While weather changes continually, climate results in repeatable patterns which affects vegetation cover and what people can grown; thus climate becomes a permanent feature on cultural landscapes.
Snow, for example, on an Amish farmstead or a skyscraper does not alter the fundamental differences between these two profoundly different cultural landscapes. Yet, forest fires dramatically alter vegetative and built environments, as the California fires of October 2003 illustrate -- the most destructive wildfire in history: 20 deaths, 1,800 homes burned, 567,000 acres (about 890 square miles) burned from Mexico to Los Angeles.