3 Background Information Geography- The study of the Earth’s surface (climate/weather, land, and water)Study of people and their environmentClimates- Weather of a region over a long period of timePhysical Regions- Natural environment with featuresCoastlinesMountainsRivers
4 World Regions Africa Asia Australia and Oceania Europe North America South America
5 Africa 20% of Earth’s land 12.5% of world population Sahara Desert (largest desert)=North AfricaLies on the equator
6 Asia Largest continent 30% of Earth’s land 60% of population Arctic to EquatorHimalaya Mts.
7 Bell Work Answer these questions Which continent do we live on? What is the largest continent?Where is the Sahara desert located?
8 Australia and Oceania Southeast Asia Smallest land mass Oceania is made up of thousands of islandsPopulation-34 million
9 Europe 7% of Earth’s land mass Population-807 Million Eurasia Same land mass between Europe and AsiaUral Mts. divide Europe and Asia
10 North America 17% of Earth’s land 13% of Earth’s population 512 million
11 South America 12% of Earth’s land 5% of the world’s population 2nd largest River-Amazon