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Ch 54: Geography of Russia & Central Asia

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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

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.

Major Landforms of Russia & 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.

Geographic Influences on Migration Patterns in Russia & Central Asia

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.

Demographics of Russia & Central Asia

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.

Cultural Patterns of Russia & Central Asia

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.

Major Climates of Russia & Central Asia

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.

Economies of Russia & Central Asia

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.

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

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.

Distribution of Plants & Animals in Russia & Central Asia

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.

Comparing Life in Different Locations in Russia & Central Asia

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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