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Title: Introduction to Geography


1
Introduction to Geography
2
Do You Know These Countries?
  • Geography ReviewDo you know the following
    countries by their outline?
  • For the following slides, write down on the back
    of your map which countries you think they are.

3
Located in Europe Capital is Paris
4
Located in East Asia Consists of 4 main large
islands
5
Located in the Middle East Capital is Cairo
6
Located in Europe Separated from mainland by
English Channel
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Located in Latin America Capital is Havana
9
Located in South Asia Home of the Taliban
10
Located in Africa 11 official
languages-English most common
11
Located in SE Asia Capital is Hanoi This
country and the U.S. were in conflict for almost
20 years.
12
Located in Eurasia Capital is Moscow
13
Located in Latin America Hosted the 2016 Olympics

14
Located in Middle East Saddam Hussein was the
5th president
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16
Compass Rose
  • Cardinal Points
  • Intermediate Points

Draw a compass rose in the SE corner of your map
17
Four Main Oceans (75 of earths surface)
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Indian Ocean
  • Arctic Ocean

Label the four main oceans on your map
18
Continents (25 of Earth)
  • 7 Continents
  • Label the continents on your map

Europe
Asia
N. America
Africa
S. America
Australia
Antarctica
19
Continents (25 of Earth)
  • Europe and Asia (Eurasia) are separated by the
    Ural Mountains
  • Label the Ural Mountains

20
Latitude (Parallels)
  • Measured either N or S of Equator
  • Parallel lines
  • Lines are like the steps of a ladder.

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21
Longitude (Meridians)
  • Measured either East or West of Prime
    Meridian.
  • Lines closer at poles and
    wider at Equator.
  • Lines are like the long handles of
    the ladder

22
Hemispheres
  • The Equator circles the middle of earth life a
    belt. It divides the earth into half spheres,
    or hemispheres
  • Draw the equator on your map

23
Hemispheres
  • Another imaginary line (Prime Meridian) runs from
    north to south. It helps divide the earth into
    half spheres in the other direction.
  • Draw the prime meridian on your map

24
Discovery of America
  • The first discovery of America came thousands of
    years before Christopher Columbus. Natives from
    Asia crossed a land bridge created during the Ice
    Age called the Bering Strait
  • Label the Bering Strait

25
Discovery of America
  • Fast forward to the late 1500s/early 1600s when
    the colonists from England began settling North
    America.
  • Label England and Washington, D.C.

26
Color the Continents
  • To finish your map, color each continent a
    different color (use colored pencil)
  • You may leave one continent white
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