Geography

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Please use DOC and PDF files (preferred) when submitting your completed maps.

All assigned maps must be submitted in one file! Do not submit single maps one at a time. Points will be deducted.

Maps

Objectives

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, social, political, and cultural aspects of nations around the world.

After obtaining blank maps from Internet sources, (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 and major physical features

Except for the continental map, you will need two blank maps for each assignment (physical-A and political-B maps). Examples of completed student map work is available in Canvas under modules.

You need blank maps for:

World, Europe, North America, Central America, and South America, Middle East, Russia and Central Asia, Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Australian sub-region (excluding small islands).

A total of 21 maps must be labeled.

Important note: Completed maps must be submitted in one file. Do not post single maps!

Websites for obtaining blank maps (You can also use other sources available online)

D-maps.com

www.uwplatt.edu

www.eduplace.com

www.worldatlas.com

www.geography.about.com

www.sri.com

www.clickandlearn.com

uvm.edu

www.byu geography

www.californiastateuniversity.northridge.edu

www.harpercollege.du

Bedford Saint Martins

Enchanted learning

Addendum: Please use the following physical features (section “A”) and names of countries-political map (section “B”); in each region, when labeling your outline maps.

Map Assignments

World (you only need one world map-don’t use world political map!)

Locate and label the following places/physical features on a world map.

North America

Mediterranean Sea

Red Sea

Asia,

Africa

Caribbean Sea

Antarctica

Pacific Ocean

Greenland

Australia

Atlantic Ocean

Black Sea

Arctic Ocean

Indian Ocean

Caspian Sea

Europe

A. Locate and label the following physical features.

Alps Mediterranean Sea

Baltic Sea North Sea

Alps Mts. English Channel

Straits of Gibraltar Adriatic Sea

Danube River Black Sea

B. On a separate map label each country of Europe.

North America

A. Locate and label the following physical features.

Hudson Bay Gulf of Mexico

San Francisco Bay Ohio River

Mississippi River Missouri River

Snake River Colorado River

Appalachians Columbia River

Rocky Mts. Cascades

B. On a separate map label each State of the U.S. (use abbreviations) and each Province of Canada.

Central America

A. Locate and label the following physical features on the appropriate map:

Caribbean Sea Gulf of Mexico

Gulf of Panama Panama Canal

Greater Antilles Lesser Antilles

B. On a separate map label each country included in this realm.

South America

A. Locate and label the following physical features on the appropriate map:

Amazon River Orinoco River

Lake Titicaca Paraguay River

Parana River Falkland Islands

Patagonian Plateau Andes

Atacama Desert

B. On a separate map label each country in this region.

Middle East

A. Locate and label the following physical features on the appropriate map.

Persian Gulf Arabian Desert

Euphrates River Suez Canal

Jordan River Persian Gulf

Arabian Sea Tigris River

Gulf of Aden

B. On a separate map label each country in this realm.

Russia and Neighboring Countries (Central Asia)

A. Locate and label the following physical features on the appropriate map.

Don River Caspian Sea

Dnieper River Black Sea

Volga River Bering Sea

Caucasus Mts. Ural Mountains

B. Label on a separate map Russia (no subdivisions of Russia!) and the neighboring countries.

Africa

A. Locate and label the following physical features on the appropriate map:

Nile River

Atlas Mountains

Sahara Desert

Niger River

Blue Nile

Lake Victoria

Zambezi River

Orange River

Lake Chad

Kalahari Desert

Namib Desert

Mount Kilimanjaro

B. On a separate map label each country of Africa.

South Asia

A. Locate and label the following physical features on the appropriate map:

Indus River Himalayas

Ganges River Hindu Kush

Brahmaputra River Sri Lanka

Bay of Bengal Deccan Plateau

B. On a separate map label each country that is included in this realm.

Label these additional cities on the same map.

Karachi

Bombay (Mumbai)

Madras (Chennai)

Calcutta (Kolkata)

Hyderabad

Lahore

East Asia and South East Asia

A. Locate and label the following physical features on the appropriate map:

Huang He River South China Sea Shikoku

Kyushu Yellow Sea Hokkaido

Honshu Mekong River Malaysia

Gobi Desert Philippine Sea Indonesia

B. On a separate map label each country that is included in this realm.

Label these additional cities on the same map.

Shanghai

Hong Kong

Guangzhou

Lanzhou

Kyoto

Shenyang

Yokohama

Osaka

Kobe

Oceania: Australia and neighboring countries (exclude small islands)

A. Label the following physical features

Great Barrier Reef

Murray Darling River

Indian Ocean

Great Dividing Range

B. Label the countries in this sub-region

Important notice

All maps must be labeled by hand, scanned, and submitted in the exact order they are set in your assignment. Start with the World map…..Europe….folder in Canvas.

Do not use physical maps for political features.

Use a “key” system for small countries and physical features only.

Significant points will be deducted if these directions are not met. For proper labelling, please check the sample completed map examples in Canvas.

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