Places and Regions in an Era of Globalization
University of ColoradoThis exercise was created for the
GeographyWeb project at the University of Colorado.
Department of Geography
Campus Box 260
Boulder, CO 80309-0260
This Web-based exercise introduces students to the concept of regionalization. The region is a fundamental theme in the discipline of geography. You can learn more about the place-specific nature of regions in this exercise.
The lesson contains three sets of activities:
To begin, choose an activity from the menu bar that appears below.
- The Maps activity asks you to interpret some examples of regional classifications.
- The Discussion Forum is where you can discuss questions pertaining to a class reading and post comments, thoughts, etc. to share with others.
- The Links activity connects you to regionalist political movements around the world, and gives you an opportuntity to find more examples of local identity being asserted via the global reach of the World Wide Web.
Please direct technical comments and questions to
Michael N. Solem, Webmaster for Places and Regions.