Social Studies - 2018-19

3.6 c - Geographic Features by Continent (Europe)

The student will develop map skills by using globes and maps to locate and describe major rivers, mountain ranges, and other geographic features of

c) Europe;


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

· So that the study of geography (people, places, and environments) helps us understand the relationship between human populations and the physical world

· So that I know people can change the environment of the place they live

· So that the physical environment affects the people who live there

· So that factors, such as the availability of land, water, other natural resources, and the climate, influence the patterns of human settlement

· So that people adapt to their environment in different ways

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

The continents of Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America have unique geographic features.

ESSENTIALS

Major rivers, mountain ranges, and other geographic features of Europe

 Mediterranean Sea: An intercontinental sea situated between Europe to the north, Africa to the south, and Asia to the east

 Alps Mountains: The largest mountain system in Europe

 Italian Peninsula: A boot-shaped peninsula in southern Europe extending into the Mediterranean Sea


KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: May 25, 2018