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Title: GEOGRAPHY


1
GEOGRAPHY
  • What do you know?

2
Geography
  • The study of people, their
  • environment, and their resources

3
What type of map illustrates boundaries of
countries?
  • Political Map

4
What type of map measures elevations and physical
features?
  • Physical or topographic map

5
Can you name all 7 continents?
6
Continents
  • North America
  • South America
  • Antarctica
  • Africa
  • Europe
  • Asia
  • Australia/Oceania

7
What continents are the following countries
located in?
  • China ?
  • United States ?
  • Rwanda ?
  • Cambodia ?
  • Brazil ?
  • France ?
  • India ?
  • Russia ?
  • Asia
  • North America
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • South America
  • Europe
  • Asia
  • Europe/Asia

8
So what about hemispheres?
  • Throughout global studies, especially next year
    youll hear phrases like
  • wanted to westernize their country
  • get rid of any western influence
  • Are we talking about cowboys?

9
  • NO WAY!

10
We are talking about the western hemisphere
11
Who can give me an official definition of
longitude or latitude?
12
  • Latitude
  • Imaginary parallel lines that run east to west
    but measure the distance north or south of the
    equator
  • Longitude
  • Imaginary parallel lines that run north to south
    but measure the distance east or west of the
    prime meridian

13
More Great Geography Terms
  • Archipelago
  • A chain of islands
  • Examples
  • Japan
  • Indonesia

14
Subcontinent
  • A mass of land that juts out from the main land
  • Example India

15
Africa Geography
  • Savanna grassy plain
  • Steppe sparse, dry grassland
  • Rain forest
  • Desert Sahara
  • Mediterranean

16
Monsoons
  • Seasonal winds summer monsoons bring heavy rain
  • India
  • Can be good or bad?
  • Why?

17
  • Geography
  • The study of people, their environment, and their
    resources
  • Climate
  • The weather of an area measured over a long
    period of time

18
WHAT IF
  • you won a free vacation anywhere in the world
    where would you go? Who would you take with you?
    Why would you go there? Tell me something about
    its climate.

19
Now the fun begins!
  • You will each receive a world map with an
    instructions sheet.
  • Work with a partner to label both sides of the
    map.
  • You will have to share atlases.
  • Colored pencils are at the front of the room!
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