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  • James Trask

    High School Social Studies & Math

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    Europe and Russia

    TEKS:

    1A, 2A, 4B, 5A, 5B, 6A, 6B, 7B, 7D, 8A, 8B, 8C, 11C, 12A, 12B, 13A, 14A, 14B, 14C, 18A, 18B, 21C, 22B, 22C, 23C

    Vocabulary:

    Physical Features
    Climate Zones
    Vegetation Zones
    Population Density
    Economic Activity

    tariff
    European Union
    national sovereignty
    immigration
    treaty
    pact
    union

    Malthusian Theory
    population growth
    exponential growth
    Industrial Revolution
    carrying capacity

    Ottoman Empire
    alliance
    annexation
    WWI
    WWII
    NATO
    Cold War
    Non-aligned movement
    United Nations (UN)
    Communism

    Absolute Location
    Relative Location
    Climate
    Major Physical Characteristics
    Major Natural Resources
    Population size

    Polder
    reclamation
    adaptation

    Balkanization

    Chernobyl

    Siberia
    Lake Baikal
    Ural Mountains

    Aral Sea

    Ukraine
    Crimea

    Guiding Questions:

    How do the physical and human geography of the region affect the population of the people that live there?

    How has Europe united following World War II?

    What challenges do member countries of the EU face on a daily basis? 

    How did the population growth experienced during the Industrial Revolution lead to negative events in society?

    How did the population growth of the Industrial Revolution lead to positive events in history?

    What were the events that took place from WWI to the creation of NATO in Europe?

    What factors affect patterns of settlement in major cities in Europe and Russia?

    Why are the Dutch working so hard to reclaim land in the Netherlands?

    What major events take place surrounding balkanization?

    How did the Chernobyl Disaster affect the social and physical environment of Russia?

    What is the significance of Lake Baikal?

    Why is the Aral Sea shrinking?

    What are the Economic, Social, Political, and eNvironmental impacts of diverting water from the Aral Sea?

    What is the historical significance of Crimea in the Ukrainian and Russian feud?

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