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STAAR EOC Review

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Vince Moore

on 7 January 2014

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Transcript of STAAR EOC Review

The Final Assault
on the
STAAR WG EOC

Latin America
We call it "Latin" America because the main languages are based on Latin: Spanish and Portuguese.
South America
Andes Mountains
Amazon
Tierra del Fuego
Lake Maracaibo
Brazilian Highlands
Andes Mountains
Atacama Desert -->
Isthmus
of
Panama
Mexico
Yucutan
Peninsula
Baja California
Occidentales
Orientales
Del Sur
Mountain Ranges
called
Sierra Madres
Central
Mexican
Plateau
--Physical Geography--
Key Facts:
Size
- 20.5 million sq km
Climates
- tropical, temperate
Land Use
- Forest, grazing
Major Rivers
- Amazon!
Major Mountains
- Andes, Sierra Madres
includes South America, Central America, and the Caribbean
Greater Antilles
Lesser Antilles
During the 1500's and 1600's, the Americas were colonized by European countries (mostly Spain, Portugal, England, France, and The Netherlands.)
Dates these countries gained independence
Notice, some are still under European control...
French Guiana
--Cultural Geography--
Key Facts:
Population
- 596 million
Governments
- democracies, communism
Religions
- Catholic
Languages
- Spanish, Portuguese
Life Expectancy
- 74 years
Literacy Rate
-
males - 89%
females - 88%
Special Topics and Images for Latin America
The Amazon
Basin/Rainforest/River
Second Longest River in the World - ~4000 miles
Largest Drainage Basin in the World
Most Discharge in the World (larger than the next seven COMBINED!)
Accounts for 20% of the world's river water
Isthmus of Panama
and
Panama Canal
An isthmus is a thin strip of land between two large bodies of water
The Isthmus of Panama connects South America to Central America between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
The Panama Canal was constructed from 1880 to 1914
Saves ships about 8000 miles of travel
Europe
--Physical Geography--
Key Facts:
Size
- 5 million km
Climates
- mostly temperate
Land Use
- cropland
Major Rivers
- Danube, Rhine, Seine, Thames
Major Mountains
- Alps, Balkans, Pyranees
The Beautiful Alps...
--Cultural Geography--
Key Facts:
Population -
532 million
Governments -
democracies
Religions -
52% Catholic, 20% Protestant, 9% Orthodox
Languages -
MANY! English is universal
Life Expectancy -
79 years
Literacy Rate-
male:
99%
female:
98%
Special Topics and Images for Europe
"Quick" Overview of a Very Lengthy and Vivid History
Russia
(and the Republics)

--Physical Geography--
Key Facts:
Size
- 22 million sq km
Climates
- subarctic, semiarid
Land Use
- forest, cropland, grazing
Major Rivers
- Volga, Ob, Lena
Major Mountains
- Ural, Caucasus
Ural Mountains
Caucasus Mountains
Volga River
Ob River
Lena River
Yenisei River
Lake Baikal
Kamchatka Peninsula
Semi-arid/Steppe
Temperate Forest
Taiga Forest
Siberia
--Cultural Geography--
Key Facts:
Population
- 282 million
Governments
- transitional democracies
Religions
- Orthodox 34%, Muslim 26%
Languages
- Russian, Ukranian, many others
Life Expectancy
- 68.2 years
Literacy Rate -
males
- 100%
females
- 99%
Brief History of Russia
Kievan Rus' ~ 9th-13th Century
Mongol Invasions ~ 1200s
Grand Duchy of Moscow ~ 1340-1547
Tsardom of Russia ~ 1547-1721
Russian Empire ~ 1721-1917
Russian Republic ~ 1917
Soviet Union ~ 1917-1991
Russian Federation ~ 1991-present
Ivan the Great
Peter the Great
Catherine the Great
Ivan the Terrible
Revolutions and Civil War
Vladimir Lenin
Josef Stalin
Nikita Kruschev
Mikhail Gorbechev
Space Race
Cold War
Boris Yeltsin
Vladimir Putin
Dmitri Medvedev
Special Topics and Images
for Russia
Chernobyl
Red Square in Moscow
Fine Arts
Russian Ballet
Composers
Modest Mussorgsky
Pictures at an Exhibition
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Flight of the Bumblebee
Igor Stravinsky
Rite of Spring
Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky
The 1812 Overture
North Africa, Southwest Asia, and Central Asia
or, what I like to call NASWACA

--Physical Geography--
Key Facts:
Size
- 13 million sq km
Climates
- Arid, semiarid
Land Use
- Desert
Major Rivers
- Nile, Tigris, Euphrates
Major Mountains
- Atlas, Zagros
Atlas Mts
Nile River
Sahara Desert
Tigris & Euphrates Rivers
Zagros Mts
Arabian Peninsula
Special Topics and Images for NASWACA
Desert
Oil
--Cultural Geography--
Key Facts:
Population
- 490 million
Governments
- monarchies, democracies, dictatorships, transitional! (ARAB SPRING!)
Religions
- 95% Muslim
Languages
- Arabic, Turkish, Persian
Life Expectancy
- 70.9
Literacy Rate -
males
- 82%
females
- 63%
Islam
Monotheistic, Abrahamic Religion
Muhammed is the chief prophet
Holy book is Qur'an; God is called Allah
Holiest cities are Jerusalem and Mecca
Two main denominations: Shi'a and Sunni
Shi'a tend to be more "anti-Western"
Strict restrictions on dress (hijab), daily practices (prayers), and diet (no pork or alcohol)
Almost all farmland is watered by irrigation, which leads to water shortages.
Some areas are using desalination to increase their water supply.
Sandstorms...
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