Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Earth

I couldn't think of any good geography to match with medieval history, so we have been studying the earth this year, both geography and geology. This is the halfway week this year, so I decided to test what they remembered from the first 17 weeks. No studying, no notice, just see what they retained of names and facts. I gave them the following test, and they all did pretty well with it, although none of them remembered what an archipelago is.
  • Name one of the largest rivers in the world.
  • Name one of the largest lakes in the U.S.
  • What is a delta?
  • Name three seas.
  • Name the five oceans.
  • What is an archipelago?
  • What is the deepest point on the globe?
  • Draw an isthmus and a peninsula.
  • Name the continents.
  • Name the continent that is not a continental plate.
  • Name the continental plate that is not a continent.
  • Name three ways that tectonic plates connect with others.
  • Name the parts of the interior of the earth.

For answers, see post on January 2.

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