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Map of farming systems in Africa. Source: FAO-United Nations.

How Rapid Urbanization Threatens Human Populations: Three Effects of a Moving World

The dramatic shift of the earth’s human population to cities is not only straining urban infrastructures, but also the human population itself. Three significant human threats resulting from rapid urbanization in developing countries are increased intense agriculture from the commoditization of food, rising diabetes and heart disease rates, and brain waste of our global youth.

Use a strip of paper or a ruler to measure distances on a map based on the scale bar of the map.

Using Interdisciplinary World Map Activities to Connect Your Students to Other Cultures

Whether you are a homeschool teacher or classroom teacher, you can connect your students to other cultures while making your lessons exploratory and interdisciplinary with just one prop: a world map! Examples for young and advanced learners alike for how to use a map in math, political history, earth/biological science, and literature are included here to get you started.