Europe: Geographic Passport


World Cultures Europe Europe: Geographic Passport
Students are introduced to the physical geography of Europe. They create a map to explore and compare aspects of Europe. Next, they consider the connection between the landforms and the human geography of the region. Finally, they create a postcard for one country.

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Overview

In this experience, students are introduced to the physical geography of Europe. They create a map to explore and compare aspects of Europe. Next, they consider the connection between the landforms and the human geography of the region. Finally, they create a postcard for one country.

This experience contains a lot of content. You may choose to teach it over two sessions in order to spend adequate time on the various elements of European geography.

The regions of Europe used throughout this experience are divided as follows:

Western Europe (also called Central Europe)

  • France
  • Germany
  • Belgium
  • Netherlands
  • Luxembourg
  • Switzerland
  • Austria

Northern Europe

  • Iceland
  • Finland
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Denmark

Southern Europe

  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Greece
  • Crete
  • Italy
  • Sicily
  • Sardinia
  • Cyprus
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • San Marino
  • Andorra
  • Vatican City

Eastern Europe

  • Hungary
  • Czech Republic
  • Slovakia
  • Latvia
  • Estonia
  • Lithuania
  • Poland
  • Moldova
  • Belarus
  • Ukraine
  • Romania
  • Albania
  • Bulgaria
  • Slovenia
  • Croatia
  • Bosnia
  • Serbia
  • Kosovo
  • Macedonia
  • Montenegro

Objectives:

  • Describe the physical features of Europe.
  • Identify the four physical regions of Europe.
  • Trace patterns of settlement throughout Europe, particularly as it relates to physical geography.


The continent of Europe is divided into about fifty different countries. Close your eyes and think—can you name ten of them? In this experience, you will get to know the regions of Europe, focusing on the major water and landforms and the connection between these geographical features and humans.

Objectives:

  • Describe the physical features of Europe.
  • Identify the four physical regions of Europe.
  • Trace patterns of settlement throughout Europe, particularly as it relates to physical geography.




Satellite View of Europe at Night


Take a look at some interesting facts about Europe, by scrolling through Europe Facts.


Add an interesting fact that you know about Europe. If you can’t think of one, then post a question about Europe.



Discuss student responses. If students do not know a lot of facts, focus on framing questions about geography that can help drive this experience.


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