Social Studies - 2019-20

WG.8 a - Regions and Cities of Russia and Central Asia

The student will analyze the characteristics of the Russian and Central Asian regions by 

a) identifying and analyzing the location of major geographic regions and major cities on maps and globes;


(moved from WG.4)

Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

Asia is the largest continent, covering one-third of Earth’s land area. Russia and Central Asia occupy flat plains that stretch across the western and central areas, while the southern and eastern areas are mountainous. 

ESSENTIALS

Major countries 

GDP
  • Russia 
  • Kazakhstan 
  • Turkmenistan
Land Size
  • Russia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Turkmenistan
Population
  • Russia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Uzbekistan

Major cities 

  • Moscow 
  • St. Petersburg 
  • Novosibirsk 
  • Vladivostok

KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: Jun 13, 2018