Essential Questions: What are the major physical features of Europe, and where are they located on a map? What are the major countries of Europe, and where are they located on a map?
Standards SS6G8 The student will be able to locate selected features of Europe. a. Locate on a world and regional political- physical map: the Danube River, Rhine River, English Channel, Mediterranean Sea, European Plain, the Alps, Pyrenees, Ural Mountains, Iberian Peninsula, and Scandinavian Peninsula. b. Locate on a world and regional political- physical map the countries of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia, Spain, Ukraine, and United Kingdom.
I Can: I can locate the Danube River, the Rhine River, the English Channel, the Mediterranean Sea, the European Plain, the Alps, the Pyrenees, the Ural Mountains, the Iberian Peninsula, and the Scandinavian Peninsula on a world/regional political/physical map. I can locate Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia, Spain, and the United Kingdom on a world/regional political/physical map.
Danube The Danube is the longest river in the European Union and Europe's second longest river after the Volga.
The Danube: Facta and Figures The Danube is the most important river running into the Black Sea. It is the second largest European river, which flows over 2,857 kilometers from its source in the Black Forest of Germany to the Black Sea
Rhine The Rhine is one of the longest and most important rivers in Europe at 1,320 kilometers (820 miles), with an average discharge of more than 2,000 cubic meters per second (71,000 cu
Rhine River History The Rhine River, whose name comes from the Celtic word renos, meaning raging flow, begins at the Rheinwaldhorn Glacier in the Swiss Alps and flows north and east approximately 820 miles (1,320 km).
English Channel The English Channel is an arm of the Atlantic Ocean that separates England from northern France, and joins the North Sea to the Atlantic.
The English Channel Some 10,000 years ago as the last Ice Age melted away, new bodies of water formed including the English Channel and Irish Sea, Great Britain and Ireland were now islands and both would eventually benefit from that process.
Mediterranean Sea The Mediterranean is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean surrounded by the Mediterranean region and almost completely enclosed by land: on the north by Europe, on the south by Africa, and on the east by Asia.
European Plain The European Plain or Great European Plain is a plain in Europe. It is the largest mountain- free landform in Europe, although a number of highlands are identified within.
European Plain European Russia is primarily a rolling plain with an average elevation of about 180 m (about 590 ft). The terrain has been formed by millions of years of stream, wind, and glacial action on nearly horizontal strata of sedimentary rocks.
Alps The Alps is the name for one of the great mountain range systems of Europe, stretching from Austria and Slovenia in the east; through Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Germany; to France in the west.
Alps Mountains The Alps are a mountain system located in south-central Europe, to the immediate north of the Mediterranean Sea.
Pyrenees The Pyrenees are a range of mountains in southwest Europe that form a natural border between France and Spain
The Pyrenees Mountains The Pyrenees Mountains form the natural border between France and Spain, and completely engulf the tiny nation of Andorra.
Ural Mountains The Ural Mountains are a mountain range that runs roughly north and south through western Russia.
Ural Mountains The Ural Mountains is a system of mountains which extends from the Arctic Ocean southwards nearly to the Caspian Sea, and is regarded as separating Europe from Asia.
Iberian Peninsula The Iberian Peninsula is located in the extreme southwest of Europe, and includes modern-day Spain, Portugal, Andorra and Gibraltar and a very small area of France.
Iberian Peninsula Located on the southwestern tip of the European continent, the Iberian Peninsula, includes the countries of Andorra, Portugal and Spain, and the British Crown colony of Gibraltar.
Scandinavian Peninsula The Scandinavian Peninsula is a geographic region in northern Europe, consisting principally of the mainland territories of Norway and Sweden, as well as the northwestern section of Finland.
Scandinavian Peninsula The Scandinavian Peninsula of northern Europe includes the countries of Norway and Sweden.
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