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Map Work Atlas Work- Introduction to Europe After you do the Atlas work, complete the blank Europe map given to you. Fill out a political map of Europe…Place countries and capitals on the map. Use the word bank at the bottom of political map to guide you, but remember the word bank does not mention capitals. Do not forget… Andorra, Vatican City, Monaco, San Marino (do not need to find a capital for these countries) Use blue or black ink Color each country to show boundary lines, do not use the same color to countries next to each other. Physical map: I will pass out a list of physical features that need to be placed on map. Use blue or black ink Shade or outline where the physical features are; do not have to color the water. Answer questions on the Physical Features of Europe worksheet. If not complete it is HW and due Friday.
Physical Geography Relative Location? Europe is physically smaller than the United States, but has nearly twice the population. The majority of Europe is highly urbanized and densely settled. Climate Europe has an advantage Europe’s overall climate is relatively mild considering its high latitude. Prevailing Westerly winds and the North Atlantic Drift; winds blowing off warmer water bring mild, humid conditions to a large portion of Europe.
Scandinavia and much of southern Europe are hilly or mountainous, especially in the Alps, Pyrenees, and Carpathian mountains. Between these rugged areas lies the immense and agriculturally fertile North Europe Plain. Most important rivers are the Rhine and Danube. page 202
Historical Impact Until the 15 th century, Europe played a minor role in world affairs, but the Age of Discovery began establishing Europe as a center of colonization, trade, and technological innovation. European nations wound up colonizing, settling, and profoundly altering much of the rest of the world. Industrial Revolution originated in Europe. Europe’s dominance began unraveling in the 20 th century, after two devastating world wars fought mainly on European soil and the loss of many European colonies. Also, the rise of Nationalism. Europe continues to be an important and wealthy region and moving into a postindustrial economy.
Cultural and Historical Pages 211-218 Create an outline over the information you read in the section. Please go to the classroom blog if you do not know the basic format of an outline.
European Union Read section in book…starts on page 218. Computer Assignment
Population Patterns Read page 226-233, watch videos, and do activities
European Core/ Western Europe Middle Ages Feudalism Magna Carta…King John was forced to sign See ideas from the Magna Carta in our Bill of Rights Parliament…created under Edward I Renaissance and Protestant Reformation DBQ Martin Luther French Revolution Napoleon Industrial Revolution Started in England and spread to France and Germany. Later spread to colonies such as North America. Think about how the Industrial Revolution impacted globalization Imperialism World War I and II Cold War…Berlin Wall
Northern Europe Five Themes assignment Pick one Northern European country or Benelux country to create a small five theme essay to describe the country.
Eastern Europe Byzantine Empire…also referred to the Eastern Roman Empire Crusades Cold War….satellite nations Balkanization Balkan Wars and nationalism Article on Serbia Why did the country of Yugoslavia fail?
Southern/Mediterranean Europe Greek Empire Roman Empire Crusades Renaissance…started in Italy HEI example…Venice
Venice Humans created this unique environment. Venice, Italy is made of about 120 islands and part of the mainland. A broad waterway called the Grand Canal flows between these islands There are 150 canals that snake around the city. You can either walk or take a boats to travel around Venice. How was Venice built? Builders sunk wooden pilings into the ground to help support the structures above. So much wood was needed many parts of Northern Italy was flattened. Weight of buildings is so great that it has compressed the underlying ground. This is one of the reasons why Venice is gradually sinking. Other reasons include rising sea levels and the removal of too much groundwater by pumping.
Venice Problems: There is severe water pollution that threatens historic buildings. Pollution includes: Industrial waste and sewage Algae is created and when algae decays buildings it uses up oxygen which destroys fish
Europe Environmental Problems Read about pollution in Europe. Air Water Define: Virtual water Green Show videos related to environmental issues from textbook. What is Europe doing today to try and solve some of these environmental problems? Answer in 2-3 paragraphs
Review Regions in Europe European Core…Western Europe Mediterranean Europe…Southern Europe Eastern Europe Northern Europe Comparison Chart: Create four boxes that represent each region. Mention the countries within each region, physical traits (climate, vegetation, etc.), cultural traits, and historical impacts. Brainstorm as well, what do you know about the countries within each region? You may bullet statements, but each still needs to be in complete sentences, except the list of countries.
Research Paper Go over instructions Two days in library 110 points