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1 Contents UNIT 1 HISTORY Partnership xviii Geography and Map Skills Handbook H1 Reading Social Studies H14 Social Studies Words H18 Academic Words H19 Making This Book Work for You H20 Scavenger Hunt H24 Introduction to Geography CHAPTER 1 A Geographer s World Satellites Section 1 Studying Geography Section 2 Geography Themes and Essential Elements Social Studies Skills Analyzing Satellite Images Section 3 The Branches of Geography Chapter Review Standardized Test Practice CHAPTER 2 Planet Earth How the Earth Was Made Section 1 Earth and the Sun s Energy Section 2 Water on Earth Section 3 The Land Case Study The Ring of Fire Social Studies Skills Using a Physical Map Chapter Review Standardized Test Practice iv CONTENTS

2 CHAPTER 3 Climate, Environment, and Resources Tornado Alley Twister Section 1 Weather and Climate Section 2 World Climates Section 3 Natural Environments Geography and History Earth s Changing Environments Section 4 Natural Resources Social Studies Skills Analyzing a Bar Graph Chapter Review Standardized Test Practice CHAPTER 4 The World s People Section 1 Culture Section 2 Population Section 3 Government and Economy Social Studies Skills Organizing Information Section 4 Global Connections Chapter Review Standardized Test Practice Unit Writing Workshop Explaining a Process CONTENTS v

3 UNIT 2 The Americas Regional Atlas Facts about Countries CHAPTER 5 The United States Paving America Section 1 Physical Geography Social Studies Skills Using a Political Map Case Study Natural Hazards in the United States Section 2 History and Culture Section 3 The United States Today Chapter Review Standardized Test Practice MULTIMEDIA CONNECTIONS The American Revolution MC1 CHAPTER 6 Canada Tech of the Ice Road Section 1 Physical Geography Section 2 History and Culture Section 3 Canada Today Social Studies Skills Using Mental Maps and Sketch Maps Chapter Review Standardized Test Practice vi CONTENTS

4 CHAPTER 7 Mexico Mexico s Ancient Civilizations Section 1 Physical Geography Section 2 History and Culture Social Studies Skills Taking Notes Section 3 Mexico Today Chapter Review Standardized Test Practice MULTIMEDIA CONNECTIONS Mexico MC1 CHAPTER 8 Central America and the Caribbean Panama Canal Section 1 Physical Geography Section 2 Central America Geography and History The Panama Canal Section 3 The Caribbean Islands Social Studies Skills Interpreting a Climate Graph Chapter Review Standardized Test Practice CHAPTER 9 Caribbean South America Section 1 Physical Geography Section 2 Colombia Section 3 Venezuela and the Guianas Social Studies Skills Using Latitude and Longitude Chapter Review Standardized Test Practice CONTENTS vii

5 CHAPTER 10 Atlantic South America Section 1 Physical Geography Section 2 Brazil Social Studies Skills Connecting Ideas Section 3 Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay Chapter Review Standardized Test Practice CHAPTER 11 Pacific South America Cliff Mummies of the Andes Section 1 Physical Geography Social Studies Skills Interpreting an Elevation Profi le Section 2 History and Culture Section 3 Pacific South America Today Chapter Review Standardized Test Practice Unit Writing Workshop Describing a Place viii CONTENTS

6 UNIT 3 Europe and Russia Regional Atlas Facts about Countries CHAPTER 12 Southern Europe Humanism Triggers the Renaissance Section 1 Physical Geography Social Studies Skills Reading a Climate Map Section 2 Greece Section 3 Italy Section 4 Spain and Portugal Chapter Review Standardized Test Practice CHAPTER 13 West-Central Europe Section 1 Physical Geography Section 2 France and the Benelux Countries Geography and History The European Union Section 3 Germany and the Alpine Countries Social Studies Skills Analyzing a Circle Graph Chapter Review Standardized Test Practice CONTENTS ix

7 CHAPTER 14 Northern Europe Winston Churchill Section 1 Physical Geography Section 2 The British Isles Social Studies Skills Writing to Learn Section 3 Scandinavia Chapter Review Standardized Test Practice CHAPTER 15 Eastern Europe Chernobyl: Nuclear Meltdown Section 1 Physical Geography Section 2 Poland and the Baltic Republics Section 3 Inland Eastern Europe Section 4 The Balkan Countries Case Study The Breakup of Yugoslavia Social Studies Skills Analyzing Benefi ts and Costs Chapter Review Standardized Test Practice CHAPTER 16 Russia and the Caucasus Russia: The Romanovs Section 1 Physical Geography Section 2 History and Culture of Russia Social Studies Skills Interpreting a Population Map Section 3 Russia Today Section 4 The Caucasus Chapter Review Standardized Test Practice x CONTENTS Unit Writing Workshop A Biographical Narrative

8 UNIT 4 Southwest and Central Asia Regional Atlas Facts about Countries CHAPTER 17 The Eastern Mediterranean Jesus Jerusalem Section 1 Physical Geography Section 2 Turkey Section 3 Israel Social Studies Skills Analyzing a Cartogram Section 4 Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan Chapter Review Standardized Test Practice CONTENTS xi

9 CHAPTER 18 The Arabian Peninsula, Iraq, and Iran Oil Section 1 Physical Geography Section 2 The Arabian Peninsula Case Study Oil in Saudi Arabia Section 3 Iraq Section 4 Iran Social Studies Skills Analyzing Tables and Statistics Chapter Review Standardized Test Practice CHAPTER 19 Central Asia Section 1 Physical Geography Section 2 History and Culture Section 3 Central Asia Today Geography and History The Aral Sea Social Studies Skills Using Scale Chapter Review Standardized Test Practice Unit Writing Workshop Compare and Contrast xii

10 UNIT 5 Africa Regional Atlas Facts about Countries CHAPTER 20 North Africa How Does the Nile Measure Up? Section 1 Physical Geography Section 2 History and Culture Social Studies Skills Analyzing a Diagram Section 3 North Africa Today Chapter Review Standardized Test Practice CHAPTER 21 West Africa Section 1 Physical Geography Section 2 History and Culture Geography and History The Atlantic Slave Trade Section 3 West Africa Today Social Studies Skills Analyzing a Precipitation Map Chapter Review Standardized Test Practice CONTENTS xiii

11 CHAPTER 22 East Africa Section 1 Physical Geography Section 2 History and Culture Section 3 East Africa Today Social Studies Skills Doing Fieldwork and Using Questionnaires Chapter Review Standardized Test Practice CHAPTER 23 Central Africa Section 1 Physical Geography Case Study Mapping Central Africa s Forests Section 2 History and Culture Section 3 Central Africa Today Social Studies Skills Interpreting a Population Pyramid Chapter Review Standardized Test Practice CHAPTER 24 Southern Africa Section 1 Physical Geography Section 2 History and Culture Section 3 Southern Africa Today Social Studies Skills Evaluating a Website Chapter Review Standardized Test Practice Unit Writing Workshop Explaining Cause or Effect xiv CONTENTS

12 UNIT 6 South and East Asia and the Pacific Regional Atlas Facts about Countries CHAPTER 25 The Indian Subcontinent The Taj Mahal Section 1 Physical Geography Section 2 History and Culture of India Social Studies Skills Analyzing a Line Graph Section 3 India Today Section 4 India s Neighbors Chapter Review Standardized Test Practice CHAPTER 26 China, Mongolia, and Taiwan Guarding Against Invaders Section 1 Physical Geography Section 2 History and Culture of China Section 3 China Today Section 4 Mongolia and Taiwan Social Studies Skills Analyzing Points of View Chapter Review Standardized Test Practice MULTIMEDIA CONNECTIONS China and the Great Wall MC1 CONTENTS xv

13 CHAPTER 27 Japan and the Koreas The Symbol of the Warrior Section 1 Physical Geography Social Studies Skills Using a Topographic Map Section 2 History and Culture Section 3 Japan Today Section 4 The Koreas Today Chapter Review Standardized Test Practice MULTIMEDIA CONNECTIONS Japan and the Samurai Warrior MC1 CHAPTER 28 Southeast Asia Section 1 Physical Geography Case Study Tsunami! Section 2 History and Culture Social Studies Skills Analyzing Visuals Section 3 Mainland Southeast Asia Today Section 4 Island Southeast Asia Today Chapter Review Standardized Test Practice xvi CONTENTS

14 CHAPTER 29 The Pacific World The Amazing Story of Shackleton Section 1 Australia and New Zealand Geography and History Settling the Pacifi c Social Studies Skills Locating Information Section 2 The Pacific Islands Section 3 Antarctica Chapter Review Standardized Test Practice Unit Writing Workshop Persuasion References Reading Social Studies R2 Atlas R32 Gazetteer R52 English and Spanish Glossary R64 Index R75 Facts About the World Regions of the World Handbook Standardized Test-Taking Strategies Economics Handbook CONTENTS xvii

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