Unit 1: Geography Skills Introduction For World History

The following maps are important for the study of World History I. You will be making a map booklet to use in your study of World History I. Use these maps as a reference for your booklet.


(Maps Source: http://www.salem.k12.va.us/shs/habeeb/solmaps/)


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Map Key:


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Use the following links to find similar maps, showing the continents, their geography, and locations.

1. Africa: Geography Africa G.

2. Africa: Locations Africa L.

3. Asia: Geography Asia G.

4. Asia: Locations Asia L.

5. Middle East: Geography & Locations Middle E.

6. Europe: Geography Europe G.

7. Europe: Locations Europe L.

8. The Americas: Geography & Locations Americas: G & L



Review of Landforms and Geography: The following list gives important geographic terms and definitions. Review these definitions that you need to know.

Archipelago

A group of Islands

Peninsula

Land almost totally surrounded by water (3 sides)

Plateau

High and Flat land

Mountain

Land with steep sides that rises to a high elevation.

Strait

A thin strip of water connecting larger bodies of water.

Island

A piece of land totally surrounded by water

Isthmus

A thin strip of land connecting larger bodies of land.

Upstream

The direction opposite the flow of the water.

Downstream

The direction with the flow of the water.

Flood Plain

An Area of land near a river that floods freqently.

Bay

A large inland body of water (Smaller than a gulf)

Gulf

A large inland body of water (Larger than a bay)

Watershed

Waterways that flow into a particular body of water

Source

Where a stream or river begins. Usually of high elevation

Lake

A large body of water totally surrounded by land

Delta

Soil deposits built up at the mouth of a river.

Tributary

A stream or river that flows into a larger stream or river.




Game: Click on the link to play the online matching game based on the above vocabulary list. You can choose flashcards, matching, concentration, or word search.

Geo Game