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AP Human Geography Summer Assignment

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Transcript of AP Human Geography Summer Assignment

How India became America
1. The title of the article "how India became America" describes globalization because of the way the two countries became alike in many different ways . The definition of globalization had been "the interconnectedness of different places in the world" by economical, political, and social ways, we can see from this article the resemblance acquired over time in all of the categories above from the way American accents to the American businesses.
Maps Skills
1. Hebert argues that maps have to distort reality because he claims that " it is absolutely impossible to depict a round earth on a flat surface without sacrificing at least some accuracy."
2. Some of the different types of map projections that the article describes are:
-The Mercator which is used for navigation purposes because great circles appear as straight lines, what is meant o be shown to the viewers is the area of any given landmass relative to other landmasses.
-The peters sacrifices accuracy of shapes, distance, and direction.
-The Robinson and the Goode's projections are commonly used for general reference maps. They both sacrifice absolute accuracy in any particular domain in order to be relatively accurate in all domains.
3. Hebert's claim that comtemporary(modern) maps are "...as biased and conventional as ever" because she thinks mapmakers have too much freedom and power. She says " Mapmakers are able to display what they want how they want and not be questioned."
4. What Herbert meant when she described the borders of New Hamsphire as "an idea" is that it exists on the map but doesn't physically exist on the surface of the Earth.
5. Some specific things about maps that this article thought me that i didn't know before were the projections like the Mercator,, the Peters, the Robinson's and the Goode's
AP Human Geography Summer Assignment
2.In this article the author talks about how India became more americanized. he includes the arrival of American businesses/brands such as Starbucks and Amazon, the change of cultural elements like the urbanization of the countryside and the change of their accent/idiom. There's also a new thirst to thrive economically from the Indians which the author described as " an energy, a can-do ambition and an entrepreneutrial spirit that i can only describe as distinctly american.

3. With the positive effects of an "Americanized India" also comes the not-so positive ones. Towards the end of the article the author describes the new India as "...more complex... than it first apprears" because the globalization of India also brought violence and environmental crisis due too the abandoned fileds and fallow plantations.
4. I believe that the globalization of culture can be positive because different countries can share ways with each other and learn new things for example European countries can help African countries with trade so they can be less poor. Globalization of cultures can also be negative because sometimes people forget about their cultures, for example in the article talks about the looming agriculture and the envirenmental crisis
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