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1 Geography How does geography impact civilization?

2 What is geography?

3 Geography Geography = the study of the environment and how people live where they live Climate = the composite or generally prevailing weather conditions of a region Physical Features = mountains, rivers, valleys, plains, oceans, deserts, jungles, forests, plateaus Topography = Environment = Cartography =

4 Physical Features

5 World Map

6 8 Elements of a Map Every map must have 8 elements Think TOADSLeGS T O A D S Le G S

7 Types of Maps Physical Maps identify geographic features. Political Maps identify the boundaries to specific countries.

8 How does geography affect how people live?



11 Task #1: Evaluate Geography Choose 3 questions to answer from the list below. Answer them in complete sentences on your index card. –1. What type of geographic features affect our lives? –2. How does climate affect us? –3. Why do people live where they live? –4. What geographic features would “help” people survive? Why? –5. What type of geographic conditions make survival difficult? Why?

12 Task #2: World Map Label the following on the world map: Continents: Asia, Europe, Africa, Antarctica, North America, South America, Australia Bodies of Water: –Oceans: Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, Indian –Seas: Mediterranean, Red Physical Features: –Rivers: Nile, Tigris, Euphrates, Huang He, Yangtze, Indus, Ganges –Sahara Desert –Mountains: Himalayan, Alps –Deccan Plateau

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