Geography is the study of the Earth's physical features, climate, and populations. Geographers use maps and satellite images to observe and analyze the Earth's features. Geography helps us understand how humans interact with and shape the world.
The World Around Us: An Introduction to World Geography
Geography is the study of the earth's physical features, such as mountains, oceans, and rivers, and how humans interact with them. Regions are geographic areas that have certain characteristics in common, such as climate, population, or terrain. Cartography is the art and science of making maps and charts to represent the earth's surface and features.
The world's longest mountain range is the Andes, which spans over 7,000km across South America. The highest mountain peak in the world is Mount Everest, located in the Himalayan Mountains of Nepal and Tibet. The lowest point on land is the Dead Sea, located in the Jordan Valley between Israel and Jordan at 394 meters below sea level.
Did you know?
What are the major physical features of the world?
What are the major countries in the world and what is their geography like?
What have you learned about the geography of the world from this lesson?
How can geography help us to understand the world better?
Brain break: Draw a bear jumping on a trampoline while eating a popsicle
Question: What is the capital city of Brazil? Clues: • It is located in South America. • It is one of the largest cities in the world. • It is near the Amazon River. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. In pairs, research the capital city of Brazil and draw a map to show its location and features. B. In pairs, create a poster about the capital city of Brazil and the country of Brazil.
Which continent is home to the Amazon Rainforest?
- South America
What is the capital city of Australia?
Which country is known as the 'Land of the Rising Sun'?
What is the largest desert in the world?
- Sahara Desert
- Gobi Desert
- Atacama Desert
- Antarctic Desert
Which country is both a continent and an island?
Work together in pairs: What is the world's largest desert?