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Unit 4: Geographical Research June 2012 Option 2: Cold Environments – Landscape and Change Explore the wide range of management and development challenges which exist when humans attempt to use cold environments Research a range of cold environments in different locations to illustrate contrasting uses 1. With reference to contrasting cold environments, examine the challenges that humans face when they attempt to use cold environments 2. Management and development challenges exist when humans use cold environments. Discuss 3. With reference to contrasting uses of cold environments, assess the extent to which humans have managed the challenges that are presented to them 4. Humans attempt to use cold environments but are presented with a wide range of management challenges that are difficult to overcome. Evaluate the truth of the statement 5. The challenge of cold environments for humans has been overcome. To what extent do you agree with this statement 6. With reference to a range of locations, evaluate the extent to which some uses of cold environments present bigger challenges than others

Option 3: Life on the Margins – the Food Supply Problem Explore the characteristics of a range of current socio-economic, political and environmental issues affecting food insecurity in both rural and urban areas Research contrasting rural and urban locations, at different levels of development, that experience a range of issues linked to food insecurity 1. Assess the extent to which the factors affecting food insecurity in rural and urban areas vary 2. With reference to a range of locations, examine the characteristics affecting food insecurity in rural and urban locations 3. Socio-economic, political and environmental issues affect food insecurity for urban and rural populations. Discuss the extent to which this varies with different levels of development 4. Factors affecting food insecurity depend on the level of development. Examine with reference to a range of urban and rural locations 5. Evaluate the extent to which the factors affecting food insecurity are based on environmental issues 6. The range of issues linked to food insecurity change with levels of development. To what extent do you agree with this statement?


Option 4: The World of Cultural Diversity Explore the range of different cultural relationships between humans and the environment and the extent to which this may lead to conflict Research a range of examples at a variety of scales, to illustrate different cultural values towards the environment 1. Examine the view that cultural values towards the environment lead to conflict 2. With reference to a range of examples, illustrate the relationship between culture and the environment 3. Assess the extent to which culture will bring conflict between humans and the environment 4. Cultural relationships between humans and the environment may lead to conflict. Discuss with reference to examples at different scales 5. Cultural values towards the environment always lead to conflict when on a small scale. Discuss 6. Examine the extent of conflict that may occur when humans use the cultural landscape

Option 5: Pollution and Human Health at Risk Explore the nature, and development, of the relationship between health risks and quality of life Research the patterns of health risk and quality of life at different scales and in contrasting locations 1. Evaluate the extent to which health risk is linked to quality of life 2. The relationship between health risks and quality of life varies with scale. Discuss 3. Assess the extent to which the nature and development of the relationship between health risk and quality of life, varies with location 4. The nature, and development, of the relationship between health risks and quality of life is linked to scale. Assess the validity of this statement 5. Evaluate the extent to which the pattern of health risk is linked to the pattern of development. 6. The nature of the relationship between health risk and quality of life varies with levels of development. Discuss with reference to examples from different locations

Option 6: Consuming the Rural Landscape – Leisure and Tourism Explore the positive and negative impacts of leisure and tourism on contrasting rural landscapes and settlements Research contrasting types and locations of rural landscapes and settlements showing the varying consequences of leisure and tourism activities 1. Assess the impacts of leisure and tourism on contrasting rural landscapes and settlements 2. Examine the consequences of a variety of leisure and tourism activities on a variety of contrasting rural landscapes and settlements 3. Impacts of leisure and tourism on a rural landscape and settlements are positive. Discuss 4. To what extent does leisure and tourism have an impact on rural landscapes and settlements? 5. Rural landscapes show a variety of impacts depending types of leisure and tourism activity. Discuss with reference to a variety of rural landscape 6. The location of rural landscapes and settlements results in a variety of consequences of leisure and tourism activities. To what extent is the impact positive?

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