Physical Earth Essay

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Section A - Physical Earth

Ice Japan Mountains China Rainforest South Asia Rivers Southeast Asia Plains Middle East Islands Africa Deserts Latin America River Valleys Europe Locations of the Continents

World Physical Features

Global Regions

Physical Earth: Terms

continent:

region:

latitude:

longitude:

Equator:

Prime Meridian:

International Dateline:

hemispheres:

monsoons:

Physical Features

Understanding how different physical features affect our cultures.

Section B - Culture

Art

Geography Economy Politics Language Society Customs Religion

Cultural Concepts

A. Cultural Diffusion:

Examples:

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B. Cultural Diversity:

Examples:

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C. 8 Elements of a Culture:

Society:

Art:

Geography

Language:

Religion:

Economy:

Politics:

Customs:

Section C - Chronological Time

A general overlook at the timeframe of Earth’s history Centuries/Decades

Timelines

BC/AD(CE)

Periods of History

Graphic Organizer

Time Management

Terms

Decades:

Centuries:

BC/AD:

BC:

AD:

CE:

Section A - Physical Earth

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Location of the Continents

World Regions

Physical Earth: Terms

Continent:
Seven (7) main land masses of the earth; North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, Antarctica
Region:
A” man-made” geographical classification that divides the earth into “parts; parts are similar in history, economy, religion, etc.
Latitude:
Measures distances north or south of the equator

Measures distances east or west of the Prime Meridian
Longitude:

Equator:
0o Latitude – divides the North and South
Prime Meridian:
0o Longitude – Divides the East and West
International Dateline:
180o Longitude – where one day changes to the next day
Hemispheres:

Monsoons:
Half of the Earth – Examples: North and South, East and West

Seasonal winds that often bring heavy rains for many weeks – or severe drought – depending on which way the winds are blowing for extended periods of time
Physical Features

Understanding how different physical features affect different cultures.

Feature
How it affects a culture
Examples

Island
Isolates one culture from another through water
Japan

Mountains
Separates cultures and acts as a barrier to travel due to its height
Great natural defense due to height
Himalayan Mountains (India from China)
Andes (SA)

Desert
Separates cultures due to its inability to sustain life
Great natural defense
Sahara -
(Arab Africa from Tribal Africa)

Rainforest Bayou
Barrier to travel through thick jungles and diseases
Amazon (Brazil)

River
Good transportation route through barriers like rainforests, mountains and deserts
Great Natural Defense
Nile (Egypt)
Yellow (China)
Indus (India)

River Valley
Great location to begin a civilization as it supports farming through water…