Introduction to Theme 3:
The reconfiguration of rural spaces is characterized by the paradox of closer links between rural and urban areas whilst some rural areas at the same time are excluded and remain peripheral. The state of Texas presents dramatic contrasts between urban and rural spaces. The state is experiencing impressive population growth and immigration along the Mexican border while rural communities struggle to maintain public services.
Introduction PowerPoint for Theme 3
This is a useful starting point for key ideas in this theme including the differing importance of rural areas in national economies, the concept of the urban-rural continuum and an understanding of rural fragmentation and rural gentrification:
PowerPoint for the Texas Case Study:
The cornerstone of this theme is a case study of rural Texas, here is the PowerPoint:
Resource booklet for Rural Areas in Texas:
Annotated Map Question (AMQ) for this chapter – this is the major piece of work for this theme:
Copy of blank map to print out and draw your own annotated map on to answer question7:
An example Map of Rural Change and Challenges in Texas which you can use to create your own map (with around 12 symbols in the legend) – don’t try and copy it all that is not the objective of the exercise!
HELP FOR TEXAS AMQ METHODOLOGY (use colouring pencils please). This document is really important preparation for AMQs in the OIB Bac exam: