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1 Land Use Natural Resource Climate Land/wate Features Location Capital Germany Italy Berlin is located near the northeastern Border on the Spree River North of Austria, Switzerland South of Denmark West of Poland East of France Rome is located in the central part of the country near the w. coast along the Tiber River N of the Mediterranean Sea E of Corsica S of Switzerland W of the Adriatic Sea European Plain Rivers (Rhine, Elbe, Danube) Ocean access (Baltic Sea, North Sea) Mountains (Alps) Shade in the climate typ Climate type and location in on the map below. Write N. America with same type. name of the type in the s color in the box to the ri Marine- Highland- NW coast of U.S. / SW coast of Canada Along Rocky Mountains Mountains (Alps,Apennines) Rivers (Po, Tiber) Peninsula in the Mediterranean Sea Islands (Sardinia, Sicily) Shade in the climate type (s) on the Map below. Write the name of the type in the same color in the box to the right Climate type and location in N. America with same type. Highland- Along Rocky Mountains Humid Subtropical- Southeast United States Mediterranean- Southern California Land Use: Urban, commercial farming, forestry Name 3 of the most predominate natural resources: 1. Natural Gas 2. oil 3. coal, uranium, lead Land Use: forestry, commercial farming, urban, ranching or herding Name 3 of the most predominate natural resources: 1. natural gas 2. _ oil 3. _Aluminum, lead, zinc

2 Population Density Where do most people in Germany live? Population is evenly distributed throughout the country Where do most people in Italy live? Most Italians live in the North or along the coasts Where do the least number of people live? The northeastern part of the country is the least dense Where do the least number of people live? The least amount of people live in central Italy and on the island Sardinia On the following map of Europe show the following: a) Shade the areas to show where most people live in Germany and Italy. b) Draw a small star to indicate the location of each major city in both countries.

3 Comparisons Activity Relative Location pp What is the capital of this country and where is it located? Describe the relative location using cardinal directions. Ex. It is south of, east of, west of.. Remember, to use physical or political features that border the country. For Land and Water features pp List the major physical features such as rivers, mountain ranges, plains, etc. For Climate p.140 Shade each map according to the climate type(s) for that country Write the name of each climate type in the same color that was used to shade the map. Describe an area(s) in N. America that has the same climate type(s) (Check page 22 in the atlas) For Land Use/Natural Resources pp Describe the land use Write the three most abundant natural resources For Population p.143 Where do most people in this country live? Where do the least number of people live? Complete the population map of Europe.

4 Discussion Questions 1. What helps to give the UK its moderate climate? Explain. 2. Why do you think Russia has so many different types of climate? 3. Where is the highland climate in Germany found? 4. What helps to give Italy its warm, sunny Mediterranean climate? 5. Explain how each country s location and physical features help or hinder trade? United Kingdom, Russia, Germany, Italy 6. How does the availability of natural resources affect trade? 7. Russia has an abundance of natural resources such as oil, but Russians are unable to use many of these resources. Explain why you think this is so. 8. Look at a world population map. Compare the population in Europe to that of the United States. Describe what you see. 9. What do all the capitals of each country have in common? 10. Why do you think many manufacturing and trade centers are located close to rivers? 11. Why do you think the U.K. has a higher population density than Russia?

5 Discussion Questions 1. What helps to give the UK its moderate climate? Explain. The North Atlantic Current brings warm air 2. Why do you think Russia has so many different types of climate? Russia has so many climate types because it covers a large area of latitudes 3. Where is the highland climate in Germany found? The Alps 4. What helps to give Italy its warm, sunny Mediterranean climate? The Alps block cooler winds 5. Explain how each country s location and physical features help or hinder trade? United Kingdom,- Since the U.K. is an island, it helps trade by having access to the ocean Russia, - Russia s vast area and limited water access makes it difficult to transport goods Germany- Germany s proximity to other countries in Europe helps trade along with ocean access and the Rhine river. Italy- The Alps make hinders trade to the north, but the Mediterranean Sea helps trade 6. How does the availability of natural resources affect trade? The more natural resources a country has available, the more a country can trade hence increasing the country s economy 7. Russia has an abundance of natural resources such as oil, but Russians are unable to use many of these resources. Explain why you think this is so. Russia s formidable climate prevents the extraction of many of Russia s natural resources 8. Look at a world population map. Compare the population in Europe to that of the United States. Describe what you see. The United States is not nearly as densely populated as Europe. The most densely populated areas in the U.S. are New York and Los Angeles

6 9. What do all the capitals of each country have in common? All of the capitals are major manufacturing and trade centers, have a high population density, and are located on rivers 10. Why do you think many manufacturing and trade centers are located close to rivers? In order to transport goods more easily 11. Why do you think the U.K. has a higher population density than Russia? Moderate climate Environmental Issues What creates acid rain and air pollution throughout Europe? What creates land and water pollution? Which cities in the following countries have poor air quality: United Kingdom, Russia, Germany, and Italy. Why do you think these cities are more affected by air pollution than other cities in the same country? Which countries in Europe are not experiencing as high of a risk of acid rain as other countries in Europe? Why do you think this is so?

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