Cairo: Issues in the Metropolis (Competency 2)Use Geographic Sketches to interpret images and issues!
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Cairo: A Metropolitan Territory scenario
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This scenario asks students to examine and interpret issues in the "Cairo Governorate" urban territory in Egypt. Tasks and focus questions are originally based on ideas and resources from the RECITUS/LEARN resource collection on Metropolises at http://www.learnquebec.ca/geography#docs
Concepts to consider include "growth, imbalance, multi-ethnicity and slums" amongst others.
Questions to consider should focus on how Cairo "is a major urban centre where power and services are concentrated, and where issues abound. People in the surrounding region and even in the national territory as a whole are drawn to it." And, interpretations should help students consider how to "Get around in Cairo" and help them reflect on other issues such as "Finding Housing" and "Waste Management", etc. (QEP page 276)
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