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SETTLEMENT PATTERNS

Study the entire model and answer the questions below in the space provided.

  1. Approximately what fraction (or percent) of your model is NOT settled at all? Remember to consider even the surface that is covered in water. Circle the best answer.
    1. 1/5 (20%)
    2. 2/5 (40%)
    3. 3/5 (60%)
    4. 4/5 (80%)
    5. more than 80%

  2. Approximately what fraction (or percent) of your model IS settled? Circle the best answer.
    1. 1/5 (20%)
    2. 2/5 (40%)
    3. 3/5 (60%)
    4. 4/5 (80%)
    5. more than 80%

  3. Check your work.

    Write the fraction or percent that is NOT settled here:        ________
    Write the fraction or percent that IS settled here:        ________
    Add the two numbers. They should add to 5/5 or 100%.        ________

  4. Identify two factors that seem to determine where people will live.
    1. __________________________________________________

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    2. __________________________________________________

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  5. Complete this sentence to write a generalization about settlement patterns:

    People generally settle where…


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