Presentation on theme: "Tuesday – An Overview to Western Europe 100 th Anniversary of the sailing of the TitanicTitanic Wednesday – British Isles & Nordic Nations - HengesHenges."— Presentation transcript:
Tuesday – An Overview to Western Europe 100 th Anniversary of the sailing of the TitanicTitanic Wednesday – British Isles & Nordic Nations - HengesHenges Thursday – Central Western Europe – The AlpsThe Alps Friday – Mediterranean Europe
Choose a country in Western Europe and write down three things that come to mind when you think of that country
“A peninsula of peninsulas” paene (almost) insula (island)
Look on the map on page 286. How does Western Europe’s size compare with other regions of the world?
Romans called Paris “Lutetia” ‘Midwater-Dwelling’
A Tale of Three Cities Relative versus Absolute Location
How might the seas and oceans surrounding Western Europe have affected its culture and economic activities? Encouraged the spread of ideas, technological innovations, and promoted trade
Farming spread by means of migration, people adopted the practices of their neighbors. Europe one had vast forests, but over centuries farmers cleared and cultivated land.
Birthplace of civilization Renaissance
Industrial Revolution Conflict and cooperation video
How did their location differ from the location of other countries in Western Europe?
It’s HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY
It’s ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY
Great variety of physical features
Has provided travelers and merchants with access to interior lands
The highest point is Mont Blanc at 15,771 ft.
Why are palm trees a factor?
Warm summers and cool winters
Fiords Long, narrow passages of water that lead inland from the ocean and are surrounded by steep slopes or cliffs
The temperate climate is caused by the relative locations of oceans and land in Western Europe.
Western Europe occupies only 3% of the world’s landmass, yet it is home to dense areas of population and many cultures -review page 297-
English, Gaelic, Welsh, and Irish English is a Germanic language GaelicGaelic, Welsh and Irish are Celtic languages
Of thousands of languages in the world today, English is the most widely used. About 470 million people speak English as their primary language. About 100 million additional people speak English as well as their own language. An estimated 200 million more understand at least some English.
Based on this same map, which nations seem to be more industrialized? Which seems to be less industrialized? Explain.