Standard 11. Sports, Recreation, and Tourism

Students examine the physical and human geographic factors associated with sports, recreation and tourism along with the local and global consequences of these activities.

11.1 Use graphic representations, such as maps and timelines, to describe the spread of specific sports and/or sporting events from their geographic origins and analyze the spatial patterns that emerge.

11.2 Analyze the ways in which people’s changing views of particular places and regions as recreation and/or tourist destinations reflect cultural changes. Examples: Italy (Florence, Venice and Rome): formerly political, religious and commercial centers, becoming tourist centers; China: potential for significant political and cultural change due to the Olympic movement; and United States: development of parks in response to increased urbanization

11.3 Identify and assess the impact of sports and recreation on the human and physical environments in selected countries.

11.4 Analyze and predict the changing patterns of space devoted to sports and recreation in the local community and region. Examples: Indianapolis: downtown renewal, West Lafayette: university expansion of sporting facilities, South Bend: national reputation related to sports, and Paoli: basketball stadium holds more than the town’s population

11.5 Analyze the impact of tourism on the physical and human environments of selected world regions. Predict the environmental impact of a continued growth in tourism in these regions.

11.6 Use geographical and historical knowledge and skills to analyze problems related to tourism and to propose solutions related to these problems.