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Title: European Geography


1
European Geography
  • 6th Grade Social Studies

2
Satellite View of Europe
3
Europe!
4
Regions of Europe
5
Europes Latitude v. US
6
Continents By Square Kilometers
Asia 44,579,000
Africa 30,065,000
North America 24,256,000
South America 17,819,000
Antarctica 13,209,000
Europe 9,938,000
Oceania (incl. Australia)   7,687,000
7
This is the size of the former Soviet Union
compared to the size of the current United
States. What do you notice about the sizes of
the two countries?
8
European Geography Over Time
  • http//www.euratlas.net/history/europe/index.html
  • Homework Question
  • Look at these maps. What can you learn about
    Europes history from looking at maps over time?

9
Europe A Peninsula of Peninsulas?
OR
A Peninsula of Asia?
10
Learn 360 Video
  • http//www.learn360.com/ShowVideo.aspx?ID317696S
    earchTextEuropeGeography

11
Europe An Asian Peninsula?
12
P e n i n s u l a s
Scandinavian
Jutland
Crimean
Balkan
Iberian
Italian
Anatolean
Peloponnesian
13
Bodies of Water in Europe Are They Important??
  • How does water impact European Economy?
  • Does water have a cultural influence? If so, how?
  • What impact would water have on jobs in Europe?
  • Do you think water impacts the development of
    cities in Europe? Why or why not?
  • How do the various water ways of Europe affect
    its relations with other countries?
  • How have water ways helped/hurt Europe during
    times of war?

14
R i v e r s
Volga
Don
Vistula
Thames
Oder
Dnieper
Elbe
Rhine
Seine
Loire
Danube
Po
Garonne
Tagus
Rhone
Ebro
Tiber
15
Bodies of Water
Norwegian Sea
Gulf of Bothnia
Atlantic Ocean
Baltic Sea
North Sea
English Channel
Bay of Biscay
Black Sea
Adriatic Sea
Aegean Sea
Strait of Gibraltar
Mediterranean Sea
Ionian Sea
16
The Mediterranean Sea Mare Nostrum
Strait of Gibraltar the Pillars of Hercules
  • 2,400 miles long 1,000 miles wide
  • Crossroads of 3 Continents

Caesarea on the Israeli coast
17
The Danube River
Where Buda Pest Meet
Biking Along the Danube
  • Flows through the 12 countries of Germany,
    Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Croatia,
    Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Bulgaria,
    Romania, and the Ukraine.

18
The Danube River
1770 miles
19
The Volga River
  • The longest river in Europe --gt 2,300 miles.

20
The Volga River
  • The river is so polluted that the sturgeon
    catch has been decreased by 60.

21
Why are most of the capitals of Europe on major
rivers??
22
Capitals on the Rivers (1)
Paris, right bank of the Seine
London on the Thames
Prague on the Vltava
Budapest on the Danube
23
Capitals on the Rivers (2)
Moscow on the Moscow River
Berlin on the Spree
Rome on the Tiber
Vienna on the Danube
24
M o u t a i n s P e a k s
Ural Mts.
Carpathian Mts.
Alps Mts.
Caucasus Mts.
Pyrennes Mts.
Dinaric Alps
Apennines Mts.
Mt. Vesuvius
Mt. Olympus
Mt. Etna
25
The Alps
  • Cover most of Switzerland, Austria, and parts
    of Italy and France.

26
Mt. Blanc in the Alps
  • Highest mountain in the Alps 15,771 feet

27
The Caucasus Mountains
  • The origin of the word Caucasian.

28
Transylvania in the Carpathian Mountains
  • Home of Vlad Tepeš, the Drakul (Count
    Dracula)

29
The Ural Mountains
30
Norwegian Fjords
  • Glaciers cut deep valleys in the
    ocean during the Ice Age.

31
Earthquake Zones
32
Reykjavik, Iceland The Youngest Oldest Country
  • Volcanoes
  • Hot Springs
  • Geysers

33
Mediterranean Islands
  • Generally rugged mountainous.
  • Mediterranean Sea so polluted (will take
    1000 years to clean up).

Sardinia
Cyprus
Malta
34
Mt. Etna, Sicily
  • An active volcano

35
Mt. Vesuvius, Italy
  • Pompeii, 79 CE
  • Herculaneum, 79 CE
  • 1944 eruption
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