Is It Necessary That the Regions Defined by Geographers Are the Same as the Regions Perceived by the People Who Live in Them?
Geographers also look at how the earth, its climate, and its landscapes are changing due to cultural intervention.
The significance that an individual or group attaches to a particular place or region may be influenced by feelings of belonging or alienation, a sense of being an insider or outsider, a sense of history and tradition or of novelty and unfamiliarity. Some places and regions hold great significance for some groups of people, but not for others. For example, for Muslims the city of Mecca is the most holy of religious places, whereas for non-Muslims it has only historical and cultural significance.
Overhead transparencies will help the teacher demonstrate that a region can be as small as a classroom learning center, a neighborhood, an industrial park, or a recreational area.