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1 Eastern Hemisphere Grade 8 Pages 164-170 Resources and Land Use

2 Resources of Western Europe Fertile Soil Fertile Soil Loess is the rich, dust-like soil deposited by the wind. Loess is the rich, dust-like soil deposited by the wind. Rain and moderate climate help to make this region good to farm. Rain and moderate climate help to make this region good to farm. Water Water Hydroelectric power is generated by moving water like rivers. Hydroelectric power is generated by moving water like rivers. Irrigation for crops. Irrigation for crops. Fuels Fuels Fossil fuels like natural gas, oil, and coal are plentiful. Fossil fuels like natural gas, oil, and coal are plentiful. Good fuel location gave Europe a head start in the 1800s in industrial development. Good fuel location gave Europe a head start in the 1800s in industrial development.

3 Resources of Eastern Europe Fertile Soil Black soil found in the Ukraine is good for farming. Water Fewer water resources than Western Europe. Balkan Peninsula produces hydroelectric power. Fuels Silesia has large deposits of coal which aids industrial growth. Ukraine is a big producer of coal, natural gas and oil.

4 Resources of Russia Fertile Soil Fertile Soil Much of Russia is lacking either suitable climate, good soil, or water for farming. Much of Russia is lacking either suitable climate, good soil, or water for farming. Water Water Uses hydroelectric power on some rivers. Has other abundant fuel resources. Uses hydroelectric power on some rivers. Has other abundant fuel resources. Fuel Fuel Large reserves of natural gas, oil, and coal – but located in Siberia. Large reserves of natural gas, oil, and coal – but located in Siberia. Iron ore reserves are located west of the Urals, so much of their industry is located there. Iron ore reserves are located west of the Urals, so much of their industry is located there.

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6 Additional Russian Resources Minerals Minerals Cobalt, Chromium, Copper and Gold. Cobalt, Chromium, Copper and Gold. Forest Forest Largest forest reserves. Wood is used to make furniture, paper, pulp, etc. Largest forest reserves. Wood is used to make furniture, paper, pulp, etc. Fishing Fishing East coast (Pacific) of Russia is good for fishing, as well as the Black and Caspian Seas. East coast (Pacific) of Russia is good for fishing, as well as the Black and Caspian Seas.

7 Challenges for Russia Location of the resources. Location of the resources. Most of the resources are located in Siberia. Most of the resources are located in Siberia. Difficult to access resources in the harsh climate. Difficult to access resources in the harsh climate. Russias size. Russias size. Hard to transport resources due to inaccessible rivers. Hard to transport resources due to inaccessible rivers. Pollution Pollution Some of the worst cases of pollution are found in Russia. Some of the worst cases of pollution are found in Russia. http://www.worstpolluted.org/projects/regions/e_ europe http://www.worstpolluted.org/projects/regions/e_ europe

8 Assignment What do you think is the most important natural resource in Europe and Russia? What makes that resource so important? What are the challenges that resource faces? Write a paragraph to explain your choice. What do you think is the most important natural resource in Europe and Russia? What makes that resource so important? What are the challenges that resource faces? Write a paragraph to explain your choice.OR…. Make Venn Diagram of all the resources of Europe and Russia. Use the maps on pages 165 & 168. Be sure to include those listed in the reading and on the maps. Make Venn Diagram of all the resources of Europe and Russia. Use the maps on pages 165 & 168. Be sure to include those listed in the reading and on the maps.


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