Academic World Geography Fall 2014 Final Review

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Academic World Geography Fall 2014 Final Review
Unit 1 The World in Spatial Terms
Latitude/ Equator
Longitude/Prime Meridian
Map projections esp. Mercator Projection
Parts of a Map: TODALSIGS
Five Themes of Geography
Unit 2 Physical Systems
Processes that Shape the Earth/ External and Internal
Weather
Tectonic forces
Erosion
Soil-building
Lithosphere
Atmosphere
Hydrosphere
Biosphere
LACEMOPS
Unit 3 How Physical Systems affect Human Systems
Aral Sea – how human use of environment has changed over time and how this
has affected current conditions
Human Environment interactions – extreme weather, natural disasters
Adaptation and Modification
Economic and political relationships between settlement and resources (think rain
forest)
Technological innovations in technology and energy – how has this been used to
modify the environment
How has technology allowed us to adapt to places (air-conditioning)
Unit 4 – Human Settlement Patterns and Processes and population
How do physical features affect settlement patterns?
What processes have caused changes in settlement patterns over time? (cities,
transportation, access to and availability of resources
Population pyramids
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