Q&A

Question: 

How do people adapt to living in a desert region?


*Claim: 

People living in the desert adapt to living in a desert region by linking near oasis, using all the parts for plant, the clothes worn and build windbreaks.


The desert is a very harsh and hot environment with very little water sources and towering rocks and sandcastles. There are three main types of landforms that are in the desert where many people live. Ergs which are vast tall sand dunes that cover most of the desert. Regs are gravel plains. And hammadas that are high rock covered flats. One way that people adapt to living in the desert is living by an oasis. People do this because of the need for water. “An oasis is a place in a desert where water is found”. Without water, villagers will be dehydrated and have a possibility of dying. When living in a desert that has drought, it's important you have a good water source or your way of life won't be the best. Another way people adapt to living in the desert is using all the parts of plants. One of the most important plants is the date palm. Every single part of this tree will go to use so that none will be wasted. It's fruit is food, it's wood and leaves will be used for building, fiber from the bark can be used for rope and the date pots can be used for fuel or food for animals. By using all the parts of the tree people in the desert have many resources from one plant. Another way people adapt to living in a desert environment is the cloths they wear. Most people who live in the desert make sure that they wear long loose clothing to protect themselves from the scorching sun. Men also wear cloths wraps around their heads to protect their head as well. They wear these cloths so that there is still air inside to keep them cool. Finally people build windbreaks. Windbreaks are used so that the crops for food and other things will be protect from the wind and sand that could potentially cover the crops. The windbreaks are tall walls or hedges that go against the wind. It can also stop sand from piling up on the fields.



*Conclusion:

People who live in the desert come up with different ways to adapt to living in their location. Many in the desert live near an oasis, some use all parts of their plants they grow, people wear lose cloths and build windbreaks.





*Essential Question: 

What forces work for and against supranational cooperation among nations? 


*Claim: 

Centripetal and centrifugal forces work for and against supranational corporations in nations. 


A centripetal force works for the supranational corporations in nations. This means this force is bringing the country together, this is making the country stronger both economically and socially. An example of a centripetal force is a trade bloc. When the countries agree to this trade bloc, they are able to combine the countries and trade goods with bigger countries such as the US. Countries also unite by using a common market. This benefits EU representatives and consumers in several ways. Goods can move freely across borders, people have more choices of what to buy. Another advantage is with no tariffs goods are cheaper and don't have tax. When countries have the same currency they can also spread the wealth meaning they can loan money to countries who are in an economic crisis. Adding on to just helping with economics, supranational is promoted by culture identity. During different times on the year Europe has an EU flag, euro day and other events. With all these the supranational corporation hopes to unite and bring Europe closer and stronger. However not all things that happen in the supranational corporation, or the EU are centripetal. There are centrifugal forces that divide the nation, not everyone is together, there is more diversity. One of the problems in the EU government is giving power. Some countries want their independent power and still want to make their own decisions. In the EU they don't always agree with the decisions made there when voting. Adding on to that, not everyone uses Euro so they would have to exchange their money if they are moved the other  Another example of a centrifugal force is countries want national pride and their culture traditions. They want to be proud that they are their country. 


*Conclusion:

Europe both Western and Southern Europe have lots of centripetal and centrifugal, it's just up to the supranational which one occurs more.



*Essential Question: 

How might having a valuable resource affect a region? 


*Claim: 

When places such as SW and Central Asia have a lot of a valuable resource, it can help the countries grow with money and health, and it can affect the country negatively because of the distribution and dictatorship.


For example when a country has big oil reserves, it sells a lot and in turn gets a profit. In result, this gives countries a good gross domestic product  or GDP.compared to their country's small population. With more money, countries can improve lives of many people.Researchers state that the life expectancy rate has gone up but 15 years and the infant mortality rate has fallen by two thirds. Even though there are positive impacts of having a lot of a valuable resource, there are negative impacts as well.

Not all ethnic groups in SW and Central Asia benefit from crude oil products. One of the downsides is that money does not always overpower population. This causes more developed countries with less population don't have to help as many people and therefore get more profit. For example Yemen remains one of the poorest countries even though they have a steady income because of its population compared to its income. When the balance between money and population becomes uneven there will be places with more developed countries than others.




*Conclusion:

Having a lot of a valuable resource can have impacts positivity and negativity. It has improved the health of many people in return making their lives better and this concept has also put some countries into poverty. It's just how the country spends there money and how they make their decisions.




What do you think is the most effective style of government and why?

Represenative Democracy is the most effective type of government for a few reasons. The first reason is a representative democracy has rule of law. Unlike other types of governments like dictatorship (one person rules and the government do not have to listen to the rules) rules that are created have to be listened to by the government and the people. In other words, the rules are always enforced by the rule of law. This type of government also includes multiple voices and separates the power. When in a representative democracy there is separation of power among three different branches. When doing this you are assured that one person does not have power over all the decisions that the country makone way that this government makes sure that the leaders are standing for what the people want is the consent of the governed. The people can elect someone to stand for there voice. The people have a great impact on the decisions when they can vote. In the USA for example people vote every four years for a new president. To make sure everyone's heard, the government includes rights of the minority. This means that even the small and unpopular groups are listened to and that the majority does not overpower them. Representative government does a great job of making sure that laws are listened to, that power is distributed, that leaders stand for the people and that all voices are heard. When including all these things, it make representative democracy the most effective type of government.
What is a good citizen?

A citizen is a person who is legally part of a place (home, school, town, city, state, national). When being a citizen you have rights and responsibilities . A right is something that you have to do because you belong to a place. It’s like a rule. For instance, let's say that I am a citizen of a school, a right could be, having an education, or having a teacher. In America, freedom is a right. Freedom allows you to do what you want to do as long as it doesn't affect others rights. An example of a right is freedom of speech. This allows you to speak your mind, as long as you don’t interfere with other people's rights. Another right is the right to petition . If you set up a petition, you are passing a message to others that you think should be heard. In school, it could be a petition to have longer class times. You have the right to petition as long as it does not interfere with other people's rights. When being a citizen not only do you have rights, but you have responsibilities. A responsibility is something that you are given access to because you are part of a place. In a school, a responsibility could be to remember to bring in your homework, or to get to your classes on time. In America one of the responsibilities is to stay i nformed. This means to know what is going on. You can stay informed by reading the newspaper or watching the TV. To be a good citizen you follow the rights and you follow through with your responsibilities.