Historical Geography: Using Geography to Interpret the Past


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Historical geography can trace its roots back to what ancient Greek philosopher?

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1. Historical geography really came into its own as a sub-discipline in the era after what major event?

2. Which of the following is a type of historical geography?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test what you know about historical geography with these study resources. Topics on the interactive quiz include ancient Greece and a world event that ushered in the use of historical geography into mainstream culture.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Additional goals include the following:

  • Identify a type of historical geography
  • Understand why invading Russia never worked
  • Interpret the effect of arbitrary borders in Africa

Skills Practiced

The following study skills will be practiced:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on historical geography
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding why invasions into Russia have always failed and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding borders in Africa and how they've contributed to unrest

Additional Learning

Access more instruction on this topic with the lesson named Historical Geography: Using Geography to Interpret the Past. This lesson will help you with the following study guidelines:

  • Understand how to interpret big questions of historical context and why this is important
  • Assess the concept of geography and how it relates to history
  • Go over examples of historical events that happened all over the world