World Geography Unit 1 Study Guide Standards SSWG1 a-c – SSWG2 a-d Students will explain the physical and cultural aspects of geography. Words and key terms: Orographic effect Greenhouse effect Aquifer Homogeneity Globalization Cartographer Biome Permafrost Culture Weathering Spatial Diffusion Urbanization Infrastructure CONCEPTS TO KNOW: 1. How to read a map – longitude and latitude 2. How would a geographer use the following terms to describe the world? 3. Location, place, region, movement, human environment interaction 4. Give an example for each region and explain why it is that type of region. Formal, functional, perceptual 5. Five Themes for Geography 6. What geographic factors influence population distribution? 7. Why is language so important to culture? 8. Why does a country need an infrastructure? 9. How is absolute location different from relative location? 10. Why do geographers study movement? 11. Which term is also known as a meridian line? 12. What are the major factors that influence climate?