About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering European geography material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn the geography of Europe. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
- Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
- Students who have fallen behind in memorizing European countries and capitals
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning geography (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam
How It Works:
- Complete each lesson in the chapter to review all key topics.
- Refer to the lesson to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
- Complete your review with the Geography in Europe chapter exam.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only information you need to know.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging instruction and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Take the Geography in Europe chapter exam to make sure you're prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any European geography question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: View lessons on any web-ready device.
Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the geography in Europe for a standard geography course. Topics covered include:
- Major mountain ranges in Europe
- Western European countries and their capitals
- Eastern European nations
- Greece and its landscape
1. Eastern Europe: Countries & Capitals
Eastern Europe can be defined in many ways. This lesson takes one specific approach to describe the region; points out its countries and their capitals; and shares some relevant information along the way.
2. Western Europe: Countries & Capitals
In this lesson, you'll learn about the countries and capitals of Western Europe. We'll identify the nine countries making up Western Europe and their capital cities and highlight a few interesting facts along the way.
3. Mountain Ranges in Greece: Names & Facts
Many of the mountains in Greece play a part in Grecian mythology. In this lesson, we will learn about the main mountain ranges in Greece and some of the physical and mythological facts about those ranges.
4. Major European Mountain Ranges
Europe contains several amazing mountain ranges, and this lesson will highlight four of them. We will discuss their location, geology, and some fun facts about each.
5. Landlocked Countries: Definition & Examples
Landlocked countries have some very unique issues that they have to deal with. In this lesson, we're going to explore the landlocked nations of the world and see how their lives are different from nations with coastlines.
6. Madrid: History, Culture & Facts
One of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, the city of Madrid boasts a rich history and culture unlike any other. In this lesson, we will take a brief look at the history of this city as well as the cultural aspects that make up Madrid.
7. Aegean Sea: Definition, Location & Facts
In Homer's ''The Odyssey'', the Greeks launched a thousand ships in their siege of Troy. Those ships arrived by way of the Aegean Sea. Let's look at the importance of this mighty sea, both past and present.
8. Lascaux Cave: Discovery, Facts & Paintings
Let's explore Lascaux Cave, one of the gems of prehistoric art. Learn about the history of the cave, and its re-discovery in 1940 after 17,000 years of silence. We will also learn about the culture and practices of Paleolithic artists.
9. Newgrange: History, Function & Construction
At Newgrange, Stone Age people built a massive tomb and monument to honor their dead. In this lesson, learn about the history, legacy, design, and construction of the Newgrange monument in Ireland.
10. Altamira Cave: History, Paintings & Facts
Altamira is a very famous cave in Spain, but why? In this lesson, we are going to explore Altamira and see what it tells us about some of Europe's very first master artists.
11. Malta Island: History, Facts & Location
Malta is a republic of islands in the Mediterranean south of Sicily. Almost half a million people live there. It was conquered by several countries and has castles and forts that knights built. Today tourists visit them and enjoy the beaches.
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