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Chapter 2
The Land
1.a. Describe
What are some common Landforms?
Mountains, Hills, Plateaus, Plains
1.b. Analyze
Why do geographers study landforms?
To learn how they are made and how
they are changing and how they affect
Human activity.
2.a. Identify
What is the theory of plate tectonic?
The Theory that the earth’s crust is not one solid piece
and there are large slow moving slabs of rock that ride
over the pliable layer of the Earth’s mantle and because
of this movement landforms are formed.
2.b. Compare & Contrast
How are the effects of colliding plates and
separating plates similar and different?
They are similar because they both form landforms.
Colliding plates form ocean trenches, mountains;
Separating plates form ocean ridges, volcanic islands.
2.c. Predict
How might Earth’s surface change as tectonic
plates continue to move?
It can
create new
and change
3.a. Recall
What is the process of weathering?
Weathering is the breaking up and breaking
down of rock on the Earth’s surface into smaller
and smaller pieces.
3.b. Elaborate
How does water affect sediment?
Water moves sediment from one place
to another, creating new landforms.
4.a. Recall
How do landforms affect life on Earth?
People settle in certain areas because of the
landforms and they also affect what jobs are
4.b. Predict
How might people adapt to life in an
area with steep mountains?
They might grow crops on terrace farms or
roads for transportation.
5. Analyzing
Change in Landform
Plate Tectonic
Mountains, Ocean Trenches,
Volcanoes, Earthquakes
Breaks down rock on the
surfaces of landforms
Is the movement of
weathered materials