geography of western europe
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DESCRIPTIONGeography of Western Europe. Terms and Places. Population density describes how crowded an area is. Tributaries are rivers that flow into other rivers. A waterway that is navigable can be traveled by ships. High population density. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Physical Geography of Europe
Geography of Western Europe
Terms and PlacesPopulation density describes how crowded an area is. High population density Low population densityTributaries are rivers that flow into other rivers. A waterway that is navigable can be traveled by ships. Hydroelectric power is electricity made from in dams. The Gulf Stream brings warm water from the south to northern Europe. ObjectivesIdentify two landforms that give Western Europe a lot of shoreline. Explain how lots of shoreline affected Western Europes history and culture. Name the four regions of Western Europe. Explain how both climate and terrain affects population in each of the four regions of Western Europe. Explain why the plains of Western Europe are warmer than the plains of Eastern Europe, even though they are at the same latitude.
Physical Geography of EuropePart 1: Location and BordersWhere is Europe?The Atlantic OceanThe Mediterranean SeaThe Arctic OceanThe Caspian SeaThe Black SeaThe Ural MountainsEurope Africa Asia Where are Europes borders?Africa Asia Caucasus Mts.Part 2: Natural FeaturesEurope has many peninsulas. Scandinavian PeninsulaIberian Peninsula Italian Peninsula JutlandCornwall NormandyBrittany Crimean Peninsula What are Europes Outstanding Features?The Balkan PeninsulaEurope has many Islands Iceland Great Britain Ireland Madeira CorsicaSardiniaSicilyCreteThe Greek IslandsFaroeHebrides ShetlandsMany islands and many peninsulas mean lots of coastline. This affects the people in many ways.
Military HistoryPart 3: The Four Regions and Their ClimatesThe Far NorthAlpineMediterranean Northern PlainsThe Far North RegionIt has the least population. It is very cold up here.
The land is rugged.
The population is low.
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sirocco sirocco sirocco South of the mountains is warm, because warm, dry air comes from Africa.
This is called the Mediterranean region.coldcoldcoldInstead, the northerners get cool moist wind from the arctic! This makes their winters cold. coldHowever, the mountains stop the warm air from reaching northern Europe. The western parts of northern Europe get warmth from the Gulf Stream waters. The eastern part isnt warmed by the Gulf Stream.
Note that the northern plains also have more rivers.
Plains What do the colors and patterns on this map mean?
Highlands Mountains Which region has the most land for producing food?The northern plains!So even though the south is warmer, more people live in the north. If much of the south looks rocky to you youre right!Review AlpineMediterranean What is the name of the mountainous region that separates the north and south of mainland Europe? What is the name of the warm region south of the Alps?What is the name of the most fertile and populated region on the other side of the Alps?Northern PlainsAlpineMediterranean Northern PlainsThe Far North RegionWhich European region is able to grow the most food? Alpine Far North Northern European PlainThe Mediterranean Which European region has the fewest people? Alpine Far North Northern European PlainThe Mediterranean Which European region is the warmest? Alpine Far North Northern European PlainThe Mediterranean What landforms make Western Europe different from other areas?Vast deserts make travel through Europe difficult. Many islands and peninsulas increase the amount of Europes shoreline. Europe has few rivers to transport goods and water crops What does it mean that Europes rivers are navigable? Boats can move up and down on them.What are some reasons a river might not be navigable? Shallowness, ice, sand bars, bridges.Why is Western Europe warmer in the north than Eastern Europe is?Western Europe is further south than Eastern Europe is. Desert winds travel from Africa to Western Europe, but not Eastern. The Gulf stream brings warmth from the south.
In recent years, many European countries are giving up the currency they have used for centuries and are now using the Euro.European believe that if they all use the same currency [type of money], then their economies will do better.
Please read The European Union. World Studies: Europe and Russia. Pearson-Prentice-Hall, 2005. pgs. 70-74. About 3-4 pages.
Please read "Land and Water." pgs. 11-12. & "Major Rivers" pg. 15.
and"Climate and Vegetation."pgs. 17-23.
and"Resources of Western Europe." pgs. 26-28.
World Studies: Europe and Russia. Pearson-Prentice-Hall, 2005.andCultures of Western Europe. World Studies: Europe and Russia. Pearson-Prentice-Hall, 2005. pg. 84-90. About 6 pagesTerms and PlacesThe European Union is a Single market is A foreign minister is Urbanization is An immigrant is The Euro is the money used by most of Western Europe.
ObjectivesDescribe the main goals of the European Union. What is a Euro?
On this map, the darker an area is, the more people live there. This is a population map.