Ch 54: Geography of Russia & Central Asia

About This Chapter

The short and engaging video lessons in this chapter can help middle school students explore major landforms, demographics, climates and economies in Russia and Central Asia. Students can take lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to strengthen their knowledge of geography in these regions of the world.

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

Lesson Objective
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.

10 Lessons in Chapter 54: Geography of Russia & Central Asia
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Mapping the Physical & Human Characteristics of Russia & Central Asia

1. Mapping the Physical & Human Characteristics of Russia & Central Asia

After watching this video, you will be able to describe the most important physical and human characteristics of Russia and Central Asia and place them on a map.

Major Landforms of Russia & Central Asia

2. Major Landforms of Russia & Central Asia

After watching this video, you will be able to describe the most significant landforms in Russia and Central Asia: rivers, lakes, mountains, valleys, and canyons. A short quiz will follow.

Geographic Influences on Migration Patterns in Russia & Central Asia

3. Geographic Influences on Migration Patterns in Russia & Central Asia

After watching this video, you will be able to describe the major migration patterns in Russia and Central Asia: both external and internal. A short quiz will follow.

Demographics of Russia & Central Asia

4. Demographics of Russia & Central Asia

After watching this video, you will be able to describe the demographics of Russia and Central Asia in general terms, including population, ethnic groups, language, and religion. A short quiz will follow.

Cultural Patterns of Russia & Central Asia

5. Cultural Patterns of Russia & Central Asia

After watching this video, you will be able to describe the culture of Russia and Central Asia, and the various factors that have influenced it over the years. A short quiz will follow.

Major Climates of Russia & Central Asia

6. Major Climates of Russia & Central Asia

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to describe the various climates found in different parts of Russia and Central Asia. A short quiz will follow the lesson.

Economies of Russia & Central Asia

7. Economies of Russia & Central Asia

After watching this video, you will be able to describe the economies of Russia and Central Asia in terms of freedoms, economic sectors, imports and exports. A short quiz will follow.

Impact of Resources on the Movement of Products, Capital & People in Russia & Central Asia

8. Impact of Resources on the Movement of Products, Capital & People in Russia & Central Asia

After viewing this lesson, you should be able to describe the natural resources of the countries of Central Asia and how they lead to the movements of products, capital, and people. A short quiz will follow.

Distribution of Plants & Animals in Russia & Central Asia

9. Distribution of Plants & Animals in Russia & Central Asia

After watching this video, you will be able to describe the plants and animals in Russia and Central Asia and understand the ways in which they're distributed by climate zone. A short quiz will follow.

Comparing Life in Different Locations in Russia & Central Asia

10. Comparing Life in Different Locations in Russia & Central Asia

After watching this video, you will be able to explain how life varies in Russia compared to parts of Central Asia and how the various countries are different from each other. A short quiz will follow.

Chapter Practice Exam
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