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France and U.S. by Thomas & Hamish

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Transcript of France and U.S. by Thomas & Hamish

Environmental & Human Characteristics of France and the USA by Thomas & Hamish
Built Environment
Shutters on houses
Thick walls
Houses in clusters
Location of France
Europe
Shares a north-east border Germany
Shares a south-west border with Spain
Northern Hemisphere
Climate in France
Summer average rainfall:55mm
Autumn average rainfall:55mm
Winter average rainfall:50mm
Spring average rainfall:55mm
Summer average temp:20 degrees
Autumn average temp:15 degrees
Winter average temp:4 degrees
Spring average temp: 15 degrees
Rugby
Football
Basket Ball
Cycling
Horse Racing
Recreation in France
Landscapes in France
Mountains
Plains
Rivers
Production and Agriculture in France
Most famous for: Cheese, wine and delicacies
Grows: wheat, barley, corn and oats
As of 1998 35% of France's area was arable (land suitable for crops)
61% of agricultural area is under cultivation(looked after) 35% is pasture and 4% vineyards
How do Environmental Characteristics Effect the Human Characteristics in France
Environmental characteristics of France influences the human characteristics in many ways. People in France make houses with thick walls for insulation and shutters for security and insulation to keep warm from the cold average temp of 15 degrees. 35% of France's land is arable so there is lots of space to grow crops but since France is very cold they have to grow crops that only grow in the cold. In the cities of France the houses are built in clusters to save space for shops and other things but in the open countryside the houses are much more spread out.
Location of the U.S.A.
South of Canada
North of Mexico
North America
Northern hemisphere
Climate in the U.S.A.
Has most rainfall in spring
Least rainfall in summer
Average rainfall: 25mm
Average temp in Autumn: 15 degrees
Average temp in summer: 23 degrees
Average temp in winter: 15 degrees
Average temp in spring: 17 degrees
Recreation
Soccer
American football
Basket-ball
Base ball
Ice-hockey
Built Environment
Houses built in clusters
Steep roofs
Some houses have metal floors for insulation
Cavity walls for insulation
Landscapes
Flat coastal plains
Hills
Forest
Mountains
Production and Agriculture
Main products grown are: rice, tobacco, barley, oats, peanuts, almonds and sunflower seeds
40% of the land in the USA is used for agriculture of some form
The USA produces about half of the world's corn and 10 percent of its wheat
How do Environmental
Characteristics
Effect the Human
Characteristics in the USA
Environmental characteristics in the USA influences the human characteristics in many ways. People of the USA build houses with cavity walls and some houses have metal floors for insulation to keep warm from the cold average temp of 20 degrees. In the USA 40% of the land is used for farming of some form, but since it is quite a cold climate they can only grow food that grows in the cold. They also have steep roofs so if it snows the snow will roll off of it because if it had a flat or not steep enough roof the house's roof would cave in.
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