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THE BASICS OF EUROPE AND RUSSIA

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  • 1. THE BASICS OF EUROPE AND RUSSIA
  • 2. EUROPE OR ASIA?
    Ural Mountains and Caucasus Mountains
  • 3. Regions of Europe
  • 4. NORTH ATLANTIC DRIFT
  • 5. Strait of Gibraltar
    Chokepoint
    a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel,
    or blockage of trade
    Strait of Gibraltar, Strait of Hormuz
    and the Suez Canal are all
    chokepoints
  • 6. THE USSR
  • 7. Regions of Russia
  • 8. SIBERIA
  • 9. TRAN-SIBERIAN RAILROAD
  • 10. 10
  • 11. 11
    What do you think one of the main industries in this town is?
    How can you tell?
  • 12. 12
    Describe the landscape and environment where the Thoroddsen family lives.
    • What do you think it’s like here during the winter and summer?
  • 13
    This picture was taken in the mid-afternoon.
    • What does this tell you about Iceland’s latitude?
    • 13. During what time of year do you think the picture was taken?
  • 14
    In what ways might the structure of the house make it easier for the family to live comfortably in Iceland’s cold climate?
  • 14. 15
    What are some of this family’s most valued possessions?
  • 15. 16
    What do you think the members of this family might do for recreation?
  • 16. 17
    This photograph shows the family in 2004.
  • 17. Stand Up and Discuss
    How has the physical geography of Europe and Russia impacted its population density, economy, and development?