What are relationships?
Relationships are corrections between two or more geographical aspects. According
to that view a Geographer will: -
Look at the natural environment around the area of study, thus consider the physical
Identify the differences within
that natural environment namely: relief (mountains/hills, slopes, valleys, plains),
natural vegetation cover, soils aspect, climate and drainage.
How the physical environment influences the physical environment (physical to
Identify the type of relief
(e.g. gentle slopes)
Identify depth type of soils (deep fertile
Give reasons for deep fertile soils on the gentle slopes.
the various ‘acquired’ characteristics i.e. economic and human aspect
that is not natural (human landscape namely: agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining/quarrying,
settlement, transport and communication.)
- Identify the
different human factors.
- See how the physical factors
influence human activities.
Human aspect- fishing activity
Reason – presence of the lake.
are largely determined by the environment.
to human connection.
3. Human activities
modify the landscape through construction, settlement, transport and communication
i.e. man and land use.
Relationship – human-to-human
NB: However the relationship
could be either positive or negative.
Basically there are
three types of relationships to be identified.
factors influencing physical features.
Physical factors influencing
Human factors influencing human activities.
Relationships have to be illustrated with place names and direction from the field.