Western Europe

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 Tuesday – An Overview to Western Europe
100th Anniversary of the sailing of the Titanic
 Wednesday – British Isles & Nordic Nations - Henges
 Thursday – Central Western Europe – The Alps
 Friday – Mediterranean Europe
Choose a country in Western Europe
and write down three things that come
to mind when you think of that country
“A peninsula
of peninsulas”
paene
(almost)
insula
(island)
Look on the map on page 286.
How does Western Europe’s
size compare with other
regions of the world?
Romans called Paris “Lutetia”
‘Midwater-Dwelling’
A Tale of Three Cities
Relative versus Absolute Location
How might the seas and oceans
surrounding Western Europe
have affected its
culture and economic activities?
Encouraged the spread of ideas, technological
innovations, and promoted trade
Farming spread by means of migration,
people adopted the practices of their neighbors.
Europe one had vast forests, but over centuries
farmers cleared and cultivated land.
Birthplace of
civilization
Renaissance
Industrial
Revolution
video
Conflict and cooperation
How did their
location differ from
the location of
other countries in
Western Europe?
It’s HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY
It’s ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY
Great
variety of
physical
features
Physical processes
Has provided travelers and merchants
with access to interior lands
The highest point is Mont Blanc at 15,771 ft.
Why are palm
trees a factor?
Warm summers
and cool winters
Fiords
Long, narrow passages of water that
lead inland from the ocean and are
surrounded by steep slopes or cliffs
The temperate climate is caused by
the relative locations of oceans and
land in Western Europe.
Western Europe
occupies only 3%
of the world’s
landmass, yet it is
home to dense
areas of
population and
many cultures
-review page 297-
English, Gaelic, Welsh, and Irish
English is a Germanic language
Gaelic, Welsh and Irish are Celtic languages
Of thousands of languages in the world
today, English is the most widely used.
About 470 million people speak
English as their primary language.
About 100 million additional people speak
English as well as their own language.
An estimated 200 million more
understand at least some English.
Based on this same map, which
nations seem to be more
industrialized? Which seems to
be less industrialized? Explain.
A World Class Port
Port of Rotterdam
Reference database info
on pages 300-301
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