Examples may include but are not limited to: how changes in transportation and communication technology influence where people live, how changes in manufacturing influence where factories are located, and how changes in energy technology reduce or increase economic activity and environmental impact. Examples also include negative impacts on communities, such as job loss when a technology changes and economic activities move.
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Explain that communities are affected positively or negatively by changes in technology (e.g., increased manufacturing resulting in rural to urban migration in China, increased farming of fish, hydroelectric power generation at Three Gorges, pollution resulting from increased manufacturing and automobiles).
Describe how variations in technology affect human modifications of the landscape (e.g., clearing of agricultural land in Southeast Asia, fish factories in North Atlantic and Western Pacific Ocean, and damming rivers to meet needs for electricity).