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Geography of Russia & Central Asia - Chapter Summary
Students can watch the fun video lessons found in this chapter to become better acquainted with materials you're teaching on the geography of Russia and Central Asia. The videos, usually less than 10 minutes each, provide an overview of physical characteristics, demographics and major climates of this area. Students are able to explore maps to locate major landforms in the regions. The lessons also help students understand the relationship between climate and the distribution and plants and animals and compare life in different locations throughout Russia and Central Asia. Video tags can help students jump from one topic to another within the chapter. Lesson quizzes are also available to help assess your middle school students' comprehension of the materials.
Chapter Lessons and Objectives
|Mapping the Physical & Human Characteristics of Russia & Central Asia||Students learn how to identify the significant physical and human characteristics of Russia and Central Asia through the use of physical and historical maps.|
|Major Landforms of Russia & Central Asia||This lesson helps students describe and map major landforms and regions in Russia and Central Asia.|
|Geographic Influences on Migration Patterns in Russia & Central Asia||Students can analyze how past events and present conditions have been affected by physical and human geographic patterns and processes.|
|Demographics of Russia & Central Asia||Instructors help students discover the level of development and standard of living in Russia and Central Asia through the analysis of political, economic, social and demographic data.|
|Cultural Patterns of Russia & Central Asia||Students can compare and describe patterns of culture that make Russia and Central Asia distinctive, including language, religion, land use, systems of education and customs.|
|Major Climates of Russia & Central Asia||Students learn about the various climates of places and regions in Russia and Central Asia and examine how the environment reactions to environmental conditions like floods and droughts.|
|Economies of Russia & Central Asia||With this lesson, students explore the economic characteristics of Russia and Central Asia.|
|Impact of Resources on the Movement of Products, Capital & People in Russia & Central Asia||Students analyze how the location and patterns of movement of Russia's and Central Asia's products, capital and people are affected by the creation and distribution of resources.|
|Distribution of Plants & Animals in Russia & Central Asia||Students learn how plants and animals are distributed in Russia and Central Asia using the relationships among vegetation, geology, soil and climate.|
|Comparing Life in Different Locations in Russia & Central Asia||Students compare life in a variety of cities and nations in Russia and Central Asia to evaluate the relationships involved in social, political, economic and environmental changes.|
1. Mapping the Physical & Human Characteristics of Russia & Central Asia
The physical and human characteristics of Russia and Central Asia can be mapped to better understand these locations. Learn about human characteristics, dams and a man-made desert, and the mountains, valleys, lakes, and deserts of Central Asia.
2. Major Landforms of Russia & Central Asia
The continents of Russia and Central Asia have robust and notable landforms such as rivers, lakes, mountains, valleys and canyons. Learn more about important landforms, countries that makeup Russia and Central Asia, and famous landmarks of regions.
3. Geographic Influences on Migration Patterns in Russia & Central Asia
Human migration in Central Asia and Russia has been based in large part on the geographical features of the countries in the regions. Learn more about human migration and its patterns, and take a closer look at those of Russia and other Central Asia countries, including Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
4. Demographics of Russia & Central Asia
Demographics are statistical data about characteristics such as age, race, and sex of a population in a given area of the world. Explore the demographics of Russia and Central Asia, looking primarily at the racial and religious makeup of countries that were once part of the former Soviet Union.
5. Cultural Patterns of Russia & Central Asia
Russia and Central Asia's cultural patterns have transformed the landscape and aided its cultural development. Learn more about their culture, arts, history, religions and national cuisine.
6. Major Climates of Russia & Central Asia
Climate refers to the typical weather patterns that occur in a specific area of the Earth. Learn about the major climates of Russia and Central Asia by exploring the different climate conditions in these areas, including semiarid, desert, and subarctic.
7. Economies of Russia & Central Asia
There are very different economic structures between the countries of Central Asia and Russia. Learn about the mixed economy of Russia, the economic features of Kazakhstan, and other Central Asian countries.
8. Impact of Resources on the Movement of Products, Capital & People in Russia & Central Asia
The geographical areas occupied by both Russia and Central Asia have many natural resources. Learn about the impact of these resources on the movement of products, capital, and people in Russia and Central Asia, and review the products and capital in Russia, Kazakhstan, and elsewhere in Central Asia to understand more about human migration.
9. Distribution of Plants & Animals in Russia & Central Asia
The distribution of plants and animals in Russia and Central Asia is affected by the region's climate and geographical features. Learn about the climates of Central Asia and Russia and the distribution of organisms in the northern, middle, and southern regions.
10. Comparing Life in Different Locations in Russia & Central Asia
While they reside in the same region of the world, Russia and Central Asia have different economic and environmental elements which affect the lives of their people. Compare life in different locations across Russia and Central Asia, exploring their histories as well as their differences in cuisine, freedoms, and culture.
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- Tools Used in Geography
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- Plate Tectonics
- Minerals and Rocks
- Weathering and Erosion
- Rock Deformation and Mountain Building
- Ground Water
- Running Bodies of Water
- The Earth-Sun Relationship
- Solar Radiation & Energy
- Global Temperature Patterns & The Atmosphere
- Atmospheric Pressure and Wind
- Atmospheric, Weather & Wind Patterns
- Atmospheric Moisture, Precipitation & Clouds
- Weather Events
- Geomorphology of Arid Regions
- Oceans & Coasts
- Geologic Time
- The Origin and Dispersal of Humans and Culture
- The Impact of Geography on Language & Culture
- The Environment & Human Populations
- The Domestication of Plants & Animals
- The Global Distribution & Characteristics of Soil
- Geography of Land Resources
- Human Movement & Spatial Processes
- Types of Human Settlements
- Ethnicity & Geography
- Modern Economic Systems
- The Economy & Geography
- Political Geography
- Impact of Humans on the Environment
- Renewable Resources
- Nonrenewable Resources
- Environmental Sustainability
- Food and Agriculture
- Solid and Hazardous Waste
- Environmental Risk Analysis
- Ethical and Political Processes of the Environment
- Understanding Geography Using Maps
- The Impact of Religion on Geography
- Early Human Civilizations
- World Conflicts & Geography
- Geography of North America
- Geography of the U.S.
- Geography of Canada
- Geography of the Caribbean & Central & South America
- Geography of Europe
- Geography of Africa & the Middle East
- Geography of South Asia
- Geography of China, Japan & the Koreas
- Geography of Australia & the Pacific Islands