US Census Bureau
World Fact book
To locate and label the
continents, countries, major physical features, and important landmarks on
maps. This will enable students to understand the historical significance of
location and physical features on the economic, political, and cultural
aspects of nations around the world.
After obtaining blank maps from
Internet sources or using your mapping workbook, (World, Asia, Africa, North
America, South America, Europe, and Australia) please label:
World: Names of
continents and major physical features such as, oceans, rivers, mountains,
gulfs and etc.
Continents (regions): Names of
countries with their capital cities and major physical features
You will need two blank maps
for each assignment (physical and political map)
You need blank maps for:
Group 1: World (continents), Europe, North America, Central
America, South America, Middle East and North
Group 2: Africa South of the Sahara, Russia and neighboring countries, South Asia,
East Asia, Southeast Asia.
Websites for obtaining blank
www.eduplace.com, www.worldatlas.com, www.geography.about.com, www.prenhall.com/rowntree,
esri.com/arcexplorer, graphic maps.com, Arizona geographic alliance, Byu geography …….
2. Article Review
This assignment will enable you
analyze and interpret information from a published source that relates to
Geographic phenomena. (Please use the periodicals and magazines listed above)
After reading an article of geographic relevance, you will critique the
research material presented by the author. You are required to give your
opinions that are based on accepted facts in Geographic studies. If you have
differing opinion from the author, you should be able to defend it by giving
topics of interest include: Global Warming, Earthquakes, Urban Sprawling,
Ozone Depletion, Deforestation, Immigration, Pollution, Terrorism,
Desertification, Water Resources, and etc.
Your research critique should
include; the area of studies, publication source, date, name of author, and
page numbers. The review should not exceed two pages, and you must attach
a copy of the article with your work.