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2m Geography: The Territory of Europe

Pages 52-57 in Vol.1

Patricia Gatti

on 6 November 2012

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Transcript of 2m Geography: The Territory of Europe

The Territory of Our
Continent: EUROPE What is a continent? Geographically = landmasses that are separated by oceans from other continents

Can also be defined culturally, historically and politically

People often disagree about the number of continents Page 54: look at the pie chart and complete the activity (you will have 5 minutes) Analyze Europe on this world map of the continents:

1) How big is Europe compared to the other continents? (think of the pie chart activity to help you)

2) What hemisphere is it in? There is a small extension (length) across Europe Only a small portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula is located:
north of the Arctic Circle
south = very far from the equator 34° N latitude = Greece
71° N latitude = Norway (pg. 52-53) Is Europe a continent? By convention, yes! It is part of the seven continents

Western peninsula of the larger landmass known as Eurasia Boundaries & Position Question: Why do we consider Europe to be a separate continent? Why are they 2 continents that look like one? culture
physical borders (mountain ranges)
DIVISION Canary Islands:
politically European (Spanish archipelago - - chain of islands)


physically African and located in the Atlantic Ocean pg. 54 North: Arctic Ocean
East: Black Sea, Caspian Sea,
Ural Mountains, Caucusus Mountains
South: Mediterranean Sea
West: Atlantic Ocean Europe is very unique and has a complex shape It has long jagged coastlines External: Consists of a collection of peninsulas

Peninsula: a piece of land that is bordered by water on three sides but is connected to mainland

Internal: large plains that stretch from the Atlantic coast of France to the west and to the heart of Russia to the east pg. 55 (Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Greece) (Portugal, Spain, Andorra) (Norway, Sweden, Finland) (Apennines) Ural Mountains
not very high, but long in length
separates Europe from Asia Caucasus Mountains
the highest The Mediterranean Sea pg. 54 It is between 3 continents: Asia, Europe, and Africa

Closed Sea (mare chiuso): a sea surrounded by land, which connects to other seas or oceans only by straits (stretti)

Strait: a narrow passage of water connecting two seas or two large areas of water Three straits are:
1) Dardanelli --> connects the Mediterranean Sea to
the Black Sea
2) Gibilterra --> connects the Mediterranean Sea to
the Atlantic Sea
3) Bosforo --> connects the Mediterranean Sea to the
Black Sea Question: Is Russia a part of Europe or Asia? *pg. 52-53 (Denmark) Ural River TEST REVIEW: Mapping Skills: p.22-23 in Vol.1
- coordinates of latitude & longitude
- what are the continents? name them and definition
- reference points (cardinal points)

Boundaries and Position of Europe: p.52-57 in Vol.1
- why is europe considered a separate continent?
- definitions (ex: peninsula, closed sea, etc.)
- boundaries
- extension of Europe (coordinates)
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