|Grade Level||Middle School|
|Time Period||Current Events|
|Topic||Economic Development, Geography Matters, Learning with Maps|
The physical geography of an area has an enormous impact on the life of the people in that place. One of the most basic effects is what grows there. The available vegetation affects the lifestyle of the people in two important ways. First, it guides how they meet their basic needs. It also influences connections with other groups as contact for trade expands their activities.