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Activity #3: New York Agricultural Production and Population Maps
In addition to illustrating New York's geographic and climatic features, maps can be used to display economic and demographic information. Students will explore the following maps and answer the corresponding scaffolding questions.

  • Use the New York Agricultural Production maps to begin investigating the top producing counties.
  • Looking at the Agricultural Production maps and your Landforms map explore the relationships between agricultural production and the natural regions. Consider how geography and climate affect the agricultural products in the region.
  • Using the Population Map consider the placement of the greatest and smallest population densities and compare that to their corresponding agricultural production, climate and natural boundaries.