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Unit 1 Geography

QuestionAnswer
What is "absolute location?" an exact spot on the earth. (Located by using lines of latitude and longitude)
What is "relative location?" relative location tells where a place is compared with one or more other places. (North Dakota is south of Canada.)
How do you "physically" describe a place? by describing its landforms, climate and plant life
How do you "culturally" describe a place? by identifying the language, religion, archetecture, etc... of it's people.
Describe Human-Environment Interaction. How the relationship between people and their surroundings influences the way they live. It shows how people use the environment and how that use affects the environment.
A line of latitude runs in what direction? east to west
What is a region An area that shares certain characteristics.
Identify and describe two types of regions. Physical (climate, geographical features, etc) and Cultural (language, religion, etc)
Study the US Landforms map in your folder See folder
Where are the Coastal Plains in the US? The Atlantic Coastal Plains along the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf Coastal Plains along the Gulf of Mexico
Which mountain range is near the Atlantic Ocian? The Appalachian Mountains
Be able to identify examples of each of the 5 Themes of Geography Example: Which theme of Geography explains why many homes in Arizona have flat roofs while most homes in Louisiana are pitched? -Human-environment interaction
A smaller river that flows into a larger river. a tributary
When moving WEST across the US, do you add an hour or subtract an hour as you cross time zone borders? subtract. Example: if it is 4pm in Watson, it is 3pm in Denver and 2 pm in San Francisco
When moving EAST across the US, do you add an hour or subtract an hour as you cross time zone borders? add. Example: if it is 2 pm in Denver it is 3 pm in Watson and 4 pm in New York.
Be able to identify borders, regions, rivers and cities on a map of Louisiana see map in your Unit folder
What climate zone experiences cold, moist winters and long hot summers? Humid-Continental
What climate zone experiences mild winters and long, hot, humid summers? Humid sub-tropical
What climate zone experiences high amounts of annual rainfall and is located along the North West coast of the US Marine
What climate zone experiences dry, warm summers and rainy, mild winters. (Southern California) Mediterranean
What climate zone is very hot and very dry? (southwestern US) desert
What climate zone has cold winters and hot, dry summers? (Great Plains and lower Rockies) Steppe
What climate is cold year round because of the elevation... not the latitude? Highland
As a trend, early civilizations grew up along ______________. rivers
As technology increases, settlement patterns do what? Expand to previously uninhabitable environments. (Example: the steel plow increased settlement in the Great Plains because it was strong enough to break through the thick sod of the prairies.)
What is 0 degrees longitude? the Prime Meridian
List the seven continents North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Antarctica
Be able to identify the four hemispheres on a map.
Negative examples of Human-Environment interaction... Pollution, deforestation, etc..
Positive examples of Human-Environment interaction... Recycling, farming, irrigation, conservation, etc...
The average weather over a period of time is... climate
What do marshes and the Great Plains have in common? grassy
What does a topographical map show? land elevation (Height above sea-level)
What does it mean when the lines of a topographical map are close together? there is a steep slope to the land
The point at which a river meets the sea and deposits of silt form land. delta
What is the best map to use when showing the population distribution of a country? Density map
Created by: pricekat