1.1 Identify the big questions facing Belize today.
1.2. Identify sources of information that can be used to study past and present human activities.
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1.3. Explain how evidence can be used to evaluate how true a statement is.
1.4. Describe the topography of Belize.
Topography means the features of the land surface - more or less the shape of the land. Geographers also study the way the surface of the land has changed in the past and is still changing.
Features of the land's surface include both landforms and water bodies.
Landforms include mountains, hills, valleys, and plains.
Water bodies include rivers, streams, lakes, lagoons and waterfalls.
Key Concepts in Topography
1.5. Describe the present day demography of Belize.
Demography is the study of human populations. This can include the following:
- How many people live in an area.
- How many males and females there are.
- How many people there are of a given age or age group.
- How many people are born, get married or die each year.
- How long people can expect to live.
- If people are moving into or out of an area.