2 ObjectivesOn a blank map, identify Siberia, the Urals, the Carpathians, and the Black Sea.Describe the climate differences between Eastern and Western Europe, and between Eastern Europe and Siberia.Describe the population differences between Eastern and Western Europe, and between Eastern Europe and Siberia.Describe where hard borders and soft borders are in Eastern Europe.Describe how the lack of hard borders have affected Eastern Europe’s history.Name the majority language group / ethnic group of Eastern Europe.Identify the two alphabets used in Eastern Europe.
3 Terms and PlacesThe Urals is the mountain range that divides European Russia from Siberian Russia.Siberia is the vast, cold, underpopulated region east of the Urals.Danube River runs through or borders more countries than any other river.Black Sea is the largest sea in Eurasia.Warsaw Pact was an alliance of Eastern European nations.Warsaw PactCarpathians are a U-shaped mountain range in East Europe.NATOCyrillic Alphabet is used by several Eastern Europe countries.
4 Location and Physical Geography Part 1:Location and Physical Geography
5 This region is bordered on the north by the Arctic Ocean It is bordered on the west by Western Europe.It is bordered on the east by the Pacific Ocean.White SeaBaltic SeaBlack SeaCaspian SeaAdriatic SeaIt is bordered on the southeast by the Orient.It is bordered on the southwest by the Moslem world.
6 The region east of the Ural Mountains is called Siberia. Siberia is also known for its wildlife.Black SeaCaspian SeaSiberia is rich in timber and minerals, but it is extremely cold.
7 This pipeline carries natural gas from Siberia to Europe.
8 Most of the population is west of the Ural Mountains
9 What are Eastern Europe’s Outstanding Features? Part 2:What are Eastern Europe’s Outstanding Features?Great Plainscrossed with rivers
10 What are Eastern Europe’s Outstanding Features? Part 2:What are Eastern Europe’s Outstanding Features?The Volga flows into the Caspian Sea.The two most important rivers in Eastern Europe are the Danube and the Volga.The Danube runs through or along more countries than any other river.
11 The Black Sea is the largest sea in Eurasia. The Black Sea forms one of the borders between Europe and Asia.The Black Sea tends to be saltwater in its deeper parts and fresh water toward the surface.Saltwater flow in from the Mediterranean, and fresh water from Europe’s rivers.Black Sea
12 The Carpathian Mountains are a fish-hook shaped range in Eastern Europe. This rugged area still has bears and wolves, which have vanished from most of Europe.
17 Borders; Political Groups Part 3:Borders; Political Groups
18 Hard borders like mountains, seas, and wide rivers are mostly on Eastern Europe’s edges. The interior of Eastern Europe has soft borders. These are difficult to defend.Repeatedly, armies have rolled right across them.Political boundaries
19 Belarus and Ukraine and Moldova These northern countries each have coastline on the Baltic Sea. Each of these countries has become members of the EU.RussiaBaltic StatesUnlike Western Europe, Eastern Europe is dominated by one giant country – Russia.PolandSome people in each of these three countries want to stay close to Russia. Some people in each of these three countries wants to move closer to the EU.Belarus and Ukraine and MoldovaNorth CarpathiansBlack Sea BalkansThese landlocked nations of Eastern Europe that are now members of the EU.Adriatic BalkansThis was once a single nation called Yugoslavia, but it had a brutal civil war and broke up.People in these two countries are poor and live traditional lives with little technology.
20 The EU, originally in Western Europe, is spreading further into East Europe.
22 Moscow is by far the largest city of Eastern Europe. The population of Eastern Europe is low when compared to western Europe.MoscowLondonParisHowever, the population of Eastern Europe is high when compared to Siberia.Rome
23 Finno-Ugric Slavic Slavic Slavic Slavic Latin Latin Slavic Latin Greek The majority of Eastern Europe is occupied by Slavic peoples.Finno-UgricTheir languages are similar and share many words.GermanicSlavicGermanicSlavicSlavicGermanicSlavicLatinHungarianLatinSlavicLatinGreek
29 Catholics follow a leader in Rome called the Pope. In the western countries, people tend to follow the Catholic religion; in the east, they tend to be Orthodox.Orthodox Christians use icons – pictures or statues – to help them worship.Typically, the Pope has been Italian, but in 1978 the Catholic church elected a Polish pope – John Paul II. He helped end Communist rule.
31 Which correctly describes the physical geography of Eastern Europe? BordersWhich correctly describes the physical geography of Eastern Europe?What nation is by far larger than the others in Eastern Europe, both in size and population?Mountains and seas are generally around its edges; interior borders tend to be easy to cross.RomaniaPolandRussiaThe edge borders are easy to cross, but mountains and seas are form its interior borders.Ukraine
32 What separates Europe from Siberia? Physical GeographyName the name of the vast, underpopulated portion of Russia in the east.What separates Europe from Siberia?The AlpsThe Ural MountainsThe North SeaSiberiaThe MediterraneanWhich color map shows the correct location of the Ural Mountains?What feature of physical geography challenges Eastern European’s ability to defend themselves?The north of many nations are permanently frozen.Name the longest river in Europe.The VolgaMany nations’ borders have mountains that are difficult to cross.The DnieperThe DanubeMany nations lack defensible borders like seas and mountains.The RhineThe borders are swampy and people cannot built rail there.
33 Which are the Carpathian Mountains? Physical GeographyWhich is the Black Sea?Which are the Carpathian Mountains?
34 Which area has the highest population? Which the least? Population DensityWhich area has the highest population? Which the least?Name the largest city in Eastern Europe.Western EuropeHighestMoscowEastern EuropeMediumSiberialowestWhich correctly describes how the climate of Eastern Europe compares to Western Europe?Eastern Europe’s climate is colder than Western Europe’s.Eastern Europe’s climate is about the same as Western Europe’s.Eastern Europe’s climate is warmer than Western Europe’s.
35 What language group is by far the majority in Eastern Europe? Language and CustomsWhat language group is by far the majority in Eastern Europe?Which most correctly describes the religious connections of Eastern Europe?GermanicEastern Orthodox and Muslim.SlavicEastern Protestant and CatholicLatinEastern Protestant and MuslimHungarianEastern Orthodox and Catholic
36 “Plains, Uplands, and Mountains of Russia.” pgs. 14. AND Please read“Cultures of Eastern Europe.” World Studies: Europe and Russia. Pearson-Prentice-Hall, pgsComplete questions at the end.And“Plains, Uplands, and Mountains of Russia.” pgs AND“Lakes” pg World Studies: Europe and Russia. Pearson-Prentice-Hall, About 6 page