Ch 1: Atlas Skills & Major Cities of the World

About This Chapter

Use this chapter on atlas skills and major cities of the world to improve your understanding of how to locate places on a world map. These lessons will help you feel better prepared to take an exam or engage in a class discussion.

Atlas Skills & Major Cities of the World - Chapter Summary

In this chapter on atlas skills and major cities of the world, you'll learn to locate places like Asian and African cities. You'll also get a better understanding of what continents are. After completing the chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Discuss the use of atlases and almanacs as sources of geographic information
  • Explain what counties, states, countries, and continents are
  • Locate capitals on a map
  • Find major cities of the Americas on a map
  • Identify major Middle Eastern cities on a map
  • Recognize major cities of Oceania on a map

These brief and informative lessons include engaging illustrations and plenty of real-world examples. Each lesson includes a short multiple-choice quiz to test your knowledge. The quizzes link back to specific topics in the video, so if you get a question wrong it's easy to look up that particular topic.

7 Lessons in Chapter 1: Atlas Skills & Major Cities of the World
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Atlases & Almanacs as Sources of Geographic Information

1. Atlases & Almanacs as Sources of Geographic Information

Just like any other profession, geographers have specialized tools to help them. While they also rely on technologies like satellite imagery and advanced surveying tools, many geographers also use almanacs and atlases in their daily work.

How to Locate Places on the World Map

2. How to Locate Places on the World Map

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what continents, countries, states, and counties are, and use them to locate a particular place on a world map. A short quiz will follow.

Finding Major African Cities on a Map

3. Finding Major African Cities on a Map

Africa is home to a lot of people, and many of them live in cities. In this lesson, we'll check out six major African cities and learn how to find each on a map.

Finding Major Cities of the Americas on a Map

4. Finding Major Cities of the Americas on a Map

This lesson will help prepare you for your geography Common Entrance Exam at 13+. Learn where the capitals and major cities are for the Americas. Practice locating them on the maps in this lesson.

Finding Major Middle Eastern Cities on a Map

5. Finding Major Middle Eastern Cities on a Map

Some countries in the Middle East are frequently mentioned in the news. This lesson will show you how to locate some of the major capitals of cities in the Middle East region.

Finding Major Asian Cities on a Map

6. Finding Major Asian Cities on a Map

Asia is a big continent with many countries. Have you ever wondered where Kolkata and Shanghai are? With this lesson, you'll learn how to locate a number of various countries along with their respective capitals.

Finding Major Cities of Oceania on a Map

7. Finding Major Cities of Oceania on a Map

Oceania is a collection of islands in the South Pacific Ocean. In this lesson, we will learn where three countries are located in Oceania, along with major cities in those countries.

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