Location, Climate, & Natural Resources of UK, Russia,
Location, Climate, & Natural Resources of UK, Russia, & Germany Presentation, Graphic Organizers, & Activities STANDARDS: SS6G9 Explain the impact of location, climate, natural resources, and population distribution on Europe.
a. Compare how the location, climate, and natural resources of Germany, the United Kingdom and Russia impact trade and affect where people live. Brain Wrinkles TEACHER INFO: Print off the following slide for each student. They should complete the chart while discussing the presentation.
Check answers as a class when finished. Brain Wrinkles UK, Russia, & Germany Directions: Complete the chart below with information that you learn during the presentation. UK Location Climate Natural
Resources Where People Live How They Trade Brain Wrinkles Russia Germany
Location, Climate, & Natural Resources of UK, RUSSIA, & GERMANY Where People Live & How They Trade Brain Wrinkles UNITED KINGDOM Brain Wrinkles
Location The United Kingdom is a country of islands off the coast of mainland Europe. It consists of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, & Wales. UKs location makes it a hub for trade and nearly 75% of British goods are exported to European countries. Its location on the Atlantic Ocean allows the country to easily ship goods to the Americas. Brain Wrinkles
Brain Wrinkles Climate UK has a mild climate with abundant rainfall throughout the year. No section goes without rain for more than 2 weeks! Winters are mild and wet; summers
are warmest in the south. The Gulf Stream crosses the Atlantic Ocean & warms the country, making the winters milder than other European countries. Brain Wrinkles Brain Wrinkles
Natural Resources The United Kingdom has deposits of coal, petroleum, natural gas, and iron ore. These form the backbone of the countrys industries: auto production, steel manufacturing, and shipbuilding. Brain Wrinkles Natural Resources
Manufacturing is declining Natural resources are being used up and companies are using cleaner forms of energy. Many people who once had jobs in mining and manufacturing are being retrained for jobs in service industries. 80% of Britains people now work
in service industries (tourism, health care, education, banking, & Brain Wrinkles Natural Resources Because of its location, fishing is profitable along the shores of the UK.
Nearly 25% of the country has arable land (fertile; good for farming). Over half of the land is used for farms. The United Kingdom produces Brain Wrinkles
Brain Wrinkles Where People Live About 65 million people live in the United Kingdom. Land Area: 243,610 sq km Around 90% of the UKs people live in urban areas. London alone has over 8.6 million people! Brain Wrinkles Buckingham Palace
Brain Wrinkles Tower Bridge Brain Wrinkles Big Ben and Parliament Building Brain Wrinkles London Eye
Brain Wrinkles Stonehenge Brain Wrinkles How They Trade Location has helped the UK become an international banking & insurance center. UK has more foreign bank
branches than any country in the world. Location on the Atlantic Ocean makes it easy to trade with the US. The United States is the UKs Brain Wrinkles RUSSIA
Brain Wrinkles Location Russia is the largest country in the world and spans two continents: Europe & Asia. It is so wide that a train trip across takes a week!
The Ural Mountains divide Russia into two regionseastern Russia (Asia) and western Russia (Europe). Russia shares a border with 15 Brain Wrinkles Brain Wrinkles Location
The eastern side is bordered by the Pacific Ocean, and the northern side is bordered by the Arctic Ocean. At its closest point, Russia & the United States are only three miles apart across the Bering Strait! Brain Wrinkles Climate Russia only has 2 seasonswinter
and summer. The average yearly temperature is below freezing! Asian Russia (Siberia) has the most extreme climate: lows -50 degrees & highs over 90 degrees Brain Wrinkles
Mt. Elbrus Brain Wrinkles Climate 73% of Russias population lives in western Russia on the European Plain.
The climate is warmer and the land is more fertile here. Russia does not get a lot of rainfall, and only about 10% of the countrys land is arable. Brain Wrinkles Natural Resources Russias economy strongly depends on
its natural resources. It exports petroleum, natural gas, and coal to other countries. Large deposits of gold, aluminum, diamonds, and iron are mined in the Ural Mountains. Volga River (largest river in Europe) is a major source of hydroelectric power for millions of people. Brain Wrinkles
Natural Resources Russias large size, rugged terrain, and cold climate make it difficult for Russians to use their resources. Brain Wrinkles Where People Live
Russia is one of the most populous countries in the world, with 144 million people. Land Area: 17,098,242 sq km Most people live WEST of the Ural mountains, where the climate is mildest and the land is the most
fertile. Moscow, Russias capital, has a Brain Wrinkles Moscow Business Center Brain Wrinkles Kremlin Senate
Brain Wrinkles St. Basils Cathedral Brain Wrinkles How They Trade Russias size, harsh climate, and rough terrain, make trading difficult across
the country. European Russia is mostly landlocked, which makes it difficult for trading via ship. Two exceptions are the seaports at Murmansk & St. Petersburg. Because rivers and seas are frozen
most of the year, many Russian goods Brain Wrinkles GERMANY Brain Wrinkles Location Germany is in north-central Europe on the European Plain.
Germanys location in central Europe makes it a hub for travel and trade with other European countries. It also has major ports on the North Sea and Baltic Sea that support the countrys fishing and shipping industries.
Brain Wrinkles Brain Wrinkles Climate Most of Germany has a mild, marine climate with year-round rainfall. In the west, the Gulf Stream warms the
region, making the land warmer in the winter and cooling it off in the summer. Eastern Germany has a harsher climate; winters are very cold, while summers are very hot with long dry periods. Brain Wrinkles Brain Wrinkles
Natural Resources About 33% of the land is arable, with most crops being grown on Germanys northern plains. Germany has many natural resources: iron ore, coal, potash, uranium, nickel, natural gas, &
copper. Timber is also a resource, but much of the forests in the north Brain Wrinkles Brain Wrinkles Natural Resources
Manufacturing and service industries drive the countrys economy. German factories produce automobiles, electronics, machines, medicines, etc.
Germanys manufactured goods are shipped on the Rhine River to the Atlantic Ocean to be shipped Brain Wrinkles Where People Live Population: 80 million Land Area: 357,022 sq km
Germany is one of the most densely populated countries in Europe. 75% of the population lives in Germanys urban areas.
Berlin, Germanys capital, is home Brain Wrinkles Brain Wrinkles Brain Wrinkles How They Trade Germany contains the most important commercial waterway in
Europe: the Rhine River. Many German cities lie along the Rhine. Location gives those cities an excellent way to transport goods & people. Germany also has many railways
Brain Wrinkles Brain Wrinkles TEACHER INFO: Pack Your Bags Print off copies of the Suitcase handout for each student.
Project the directions slide onto the board while students work. They will choose one of the 3 countries to visit, and they will draw 5 things that they would take to the country inside the suitcase. Brain Wrinkles Pack Your Bags! Which country would you most like
to visit: UK, Russia, or Germany? Inside of the suitcase, draw 5 things that you will take with you to this country. Think about the location, climate, physical features, and natural resources of the country. Next, include a brief description of why you chose to bring that particular item.
Brain Wrinkles Pack Your Bags Directions: Inside of the suitcase, draw FIVE things that you are going to take with you on our class trip to ________. (Think about the location, climate, physical features, and natural resources of the country.) Next, include a brief description of why you chose to bring that particular item. Color your suitcasebe creative! Na m Brain Wrinkles
e: TEACHER INFO: Real Estate Advertisement Print out copies of the Real Estate Advertisement handout for each student. Project the directions slide onto the
board. The students will choose land in one of the 3 countries and try to sell the land. Brain Wrinkles Real Estate Ad
Choose one of the countries that we are studying. Create an advertisement for land that is available to settle within the country. Write a testimonial statement that promotes your land, as well as brief
descriptions of climate, land features, and natural resources in the country. You should also draw illustrations of the land, climate, landforms, and Brain Wrinkles Real Estate Advertisement Directions: Choose one of the countries that we are studying. Create an advertisement for land that is available to settle within the country. Write a testimonial statement that promotes your land, as well as brief descriptions of
climate, land features, and natural resources in the country. You should also draw illustrations of the land, climate, landforms, and resources. Brain Wrinkles TEACHER INFO: Comprehension Check Print off the Comprehension Check handout for each student. (Print frontto-back to save paper.) Students will complete the assignment after discussing the presentation. This can also be used as a quiz! Brain Wrinkles
UK, Russia, and Germany Comprehension Check 1. What makes it easy for the UK to trade with countries in the Americas? 2. Because of its mild climate and arable land, what is the UK able to do? 3. What is the UKs biggest industry today? 4. What is the largest country n the world? 5. Why do most Russians live in western Russia? 6. Western Russia is part of ______________, while eastern Russia is part of ______________. 7. How do Russias huge size and cold climate make trade
difficult? 8. How is Germanys climate good for agriculture? 9. How is Germanys location beneficial to trade? 10. What is the most important commercial waterway in Europe? Brain Wrinkles UK, Russia, and Germany Comprehension Check KEY 1. What makes it easy for the UK to trade with countries in the Americas? Location on the Atlantic Ocean 2. Because of its mild climate and arable land, what is the UK able to
do? Produce 60% of the food its citizens consume 3. What is the UKs biggest industry today? Service (tourism, healthcare, education, banking, insurance) 4. What is the largest country n the world? Russia 5. Why do most Russians live in western Russia? Warmer climate 6. Western Russia is part of _______, while eastern Russia is part of ______. Europe. Asia 7. How do Russias huge size and cold climate make trade difficult? Takes a long time, waterways are often frozen, slower by railroad
8. How is Germanys climate good for agriculture? Its mild with year-round rainfall. 9. How is Germanys location beneficial to trade? It is located in central Europe, so railways and waterways can carry goods/people to other countries; also, ports in the north support shipping industries 10. What is the most important commercial waterway in Europe? Rhine River Brain Wrinkles TEACHER INFO: TICKET OUT THE DOOR
Print out the exit slip page for each student (two-per-page). Have students write a quick note to persuade you to take them on a fieldtrip to one of the 3 countries. If time, they can draw an illustration
to accompany the note. Brain Wrinkles Name: Name: Fieldtrip Wish List Fieldtrip Wish List Wouldnt it be awesome to take a fieldtrip to one of the countries that we are studying? Write me a note to try and convince me to take your class to this country.
Include at least THREE reasons why we should go there. Also, draw an illustration to go with your note. . From the Desk of Brain Wrinkles Wouldnt it be awesome to take a fieldtrip to one of the countries that we are studying? Write me a note to try and convince me to take your class to this country. Include at least THREE reasons why we should go there. Also, draw an illustration to go with your note.
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