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World Geography Use your notes and knowledge to complete the crossword puzzle. map projection that shows the lines of longitude and latitude intersecting at right angles . map projection that accurately shows directions and shapes but distorts distance. describes what a place is like such as physical features, animal and plant life, buildings, etc. . type of location that locates a place in relation to another place . specific part of the world (e.g. Christiansburg, VA; New England; Europe). Hard
Iowa Name of ISU fight song. ISU's First Bowl Game . Iowa State Stadium name. Team that won the first Hawkeye/Cyclone meeting in 1894. Iowa's starting Quarterback, last name. Hard
Geography a loss in the number of people living in an area. . place where earthquakes starts. . melted rock material that has reached the earths surface. . a crack in the earths crust caused bt stress. . the frozen deposition of water vapour from saturated air.. Very Difficult
Geography Gases that absorb radiation from the earth and contribute the warming of the atmosphere (two words). This process occurs when incoming radiation is scattered by particles of dust or by molecules of gas.. A deep hollow opening or basin around the vent of a volcano.. The way an object in the real world is displayed on a map, often in a simplified manner.. point on a line where the line changes or where one line is joined by another or more lines.. Big
Landforms and Bodies of Water Complete the crossword puzzle by reading the clues to figure out which landform or body of water the clue is talking about. a narrow body of water that connects two larger bodies of water.. a land formation with a flat area on top and steep walls; usually occurring in dry areas.. a wide inlet of the sea or ocean that is parallel to the coastline; it often separates a coastline from a nearby island.. a deep valley with very steep sides; often carved from the Earth by a river.. a long-lasting, slowly-moving river of ice on land.. Hard
Australian History Complete the puzzle after captain cook discovered parts of Australia, he named that country.... (3, 5, 5 ). Where does Captain Cook place the union flag? (10, 6). What year did Captain Cook land in Botany Bay? (9, 7). What is the name of Captain James Cook ship? (9). Where was Captain cook going to observe the transit of Venus ( 6). Hard
Capitals of Spanish speaking countries Write the capital for the country given Uruguay. El Salvador. Venezuela. Honduras. Guatemala. Teenage
Capitals of Spanish speaking countries Write the capital for the country given Uruguay. El Salvador. Venezuela. Honduras. Guatemala. Teenage
Capitals of Spanish speaking countries Write the capital for the country given Colombia. Cuba. Chile. Costa Rica. Mexico. Teenage
French Use your Geography Unit 1 packet to help you answer the crossword. This region is known worldwide for its bubbly wine.. The transportation system between France and England.. These areas are compared to the states of the U.S.A.. This city has the highest population density.. This region borders on eight other regions, including Auvergne.. Hard
French This city has the highest population density.. This word means country.. This word means music.. This word means pilgrim.. This region borders on the Mediterranean and Italy.. Teenage
Capital cities Saniago is the capital. The capital of Venezuela. San Jose is its capital city. Cuba's capital. Capital of Jamaica. Teenage
British Columbia the act of adding another territory to one's own. the group of persons entitled to vote. a person of Hawaiian descent who immigrated to BC to work; many were contracted to work with the HBC. Informal Group to try and stop immigration from Asia. A route into the interior that eased travel and provided an effective government presence. Put the Colonial government into great debt. Hard
New Zealand and Polynesia The first peole of New Zealand. Maori word for Ten. Detailed pieces of writing which explore a range of issues, opinions, experiences and ideas. The most Easterly Island in the Ploynesian group of Islands . A group of Islands in Polynesian which are a state of America. Hard
Scavenger Hunt One of the most visited cities in the world/know nfor its perfume'. A country in Europe . One of the largest art museums in the world. Some of the paintings exhibited there are from the French artists Monet, Cezanne, and Renoir. . This cathedral was started in 12th century/completed in 13th century/It is on a small island on the Seine River. . This tower was built in 1889/stands 984 feet tall. Teenage
Africa This animal is a native of Africa. The River Nile begins its course in this country. This is an island country to the south east of Africa. This natural resource has been found in parts of Africa. This is the second largest continent in the world. Older Children
Malaysia Malaysia Day is held every 16 _____________ every year to mark the joining together of Malaya, North Borneo, Sarawak, and Singapore to form Malaysia. Tun ___________ was the fourth prime minister of Malaysia. This tree was introduced as commercial agriculture by the British during their colonization in Malaya. This island was founded by Captain Francis Light of the British East India Company in 1786. It was named Price of Wales Island. It is now a state within Malaysia. What is its modern name?. The flag of Malaysia also known as Jalur ____________. Teenage
Greenland find the words related with the country of Greenland the largest animal and it lives in the ocean. where Greenland is found. what the country gets for food. the country we are discussing this week. these are seen in the ocean- don't hit one you may sink. Adult
Geography A temperate grassland characterized by a great variety of grasses.. A layer of soil just below the Earth’s surface that stays permanently frozen.. Either of the two times a year when the sun appears directly overhead at the tropics of cancer and Capricorn.. The term used for the weather patterns that an area typically experiences over a long period of time.. The boundary between two masses of air that vary in temperature and density.. Hard
Geography Fine grained mineral rich loam, dust or silt deposited by the wind.. The world of plants, animals, and other living things that occupy the land and waters of the planet.. The process by which the actual chemical structure of the rock is changed, usually when water and carbon dioxide cause a breakdown of the rock.. The actual breaking up or physical weakening of rock by forces such as ice and roots.. The water in oceans, lakes, rivers and water under the ground.. Hard
European Capital Cities Capital of Russia. Capital of Italy. Capital of Spain. Capital of the Netherlands. Capital of Greece. Older Children
Canadas Mineral Wealth used to mine oilsands, coal and other minerals that are located un horizontal layers near the surface. naturally occuring, pure, non-living substance found in rocks. any mineral that can be burned to produce energy (coal, natural gas, oil etc.). non-metallic minerals such as salt or asbestos, used in industry and manufacturing. rock that contains enough valuable minerals to make mining profitable. Moderately Challenging
Virginia Colony Indian tribe Pocahontas was from and the tribe they traded with. First English settlement named after King James. Established the Virginia colony of Roanoke Island and introduced tobacco to Europe. Original destination of English settlers that wasn't able to be reached due to storms. When all the colonists ran out of food and many died. Hard
The Statehood of California the first 100,000 Californians were called this when they arrived in 1849 . is a kind of economy in which people can own and run their own business. is a low, wet area, usually covered by shallow water. . is a person who sets up a new business. is a narrow piece of land that connects two larger land areas. Older Children
Movements of the Ocean lowest point between 2 wave crests. surge of water that rushes upstream in a river as a tide rises. distance that wind can blow across open water. stream like movement of water on or near the surface of the ocean. difference between the levels of the high and low tides at a specific location. Hard
Canada's Changing Population Inuit language. the province or territory in Canada that has the widest base (youngest population) in its population pyramid. this category is the only way for young children to enter Canada as immigrants. this is an indicator of how quickly a population will grow. number of children born in a year, for every 1000 habitants . Hard
Jamaica _____ Botanical Gardens. Popular Jamaican sport. Was a precursor to Reggae. Largest export known as Cannabis or. Largest labor force. Older Children
South Asia Large amounts of rainfall that occurs during a 4-5 month period are called __________. _________ holds the people of Pakistan together. Afghanistan became a ________ __________ during the 1800s. _________ power is electricity produced by the movement of water. Sri Lanka's climate is ___________. Moderately Challenging
Washington State Major Computer software program founed. What is the capital . Tasty fruit from Washington state. Who the state was named after. Famous T V game host. Moderately Challenging
Louisiana Famous Festival in Louisiana. Slow Moving River (French). Industry. Governor. Biggest City. Older Children
Missouri what is one of the flags colors. type of court they use in Missouri. one of the capitals. state flower of Missouri. state governor. Older Children
Capitals Write down the capital of each country listed New Zealand . Russia. Aphganistan. Italy. Spain. Very Difficult
Indonesia Item that is scarce in Indonesia. The type of economic system. The economy is considered. The name of the currency. Abundance of this item. Teenage
Biomes Limestone ridge found in tropical climates and composed of coral fragments that are depositied around organic remains. Area of land that is periodically underwater or whose soil contains a great deal of moisture. A forest that is characterized by trees that shed their leaves in the fall. A species that colonizes an uninhabited area and that starts an ecological cycle. The organisms that live at the bottom of a pond, lake, or ocean. Big
Colorado A football team that plays in the mile high stadium. In the southwest corner you'd find this park. The highest city in Colorado. An early mining town in Colorado. A ghost town in Colorado. Older Children
Latin America A _______ is where town people meet form town meetings.. Another word for ________ is conqueror.. Their chief food was ________ a root crop.. At the end of the growing season, the sugar cane that isn't eaten is taken to a ________ where it is turned into ethanol.. _____ were large tracts of land set aside by the Spanish goverment. Teenage
Spain & Portugal The King rules with the help of an elected Parliament. Language Portugal speaks. Capital of Spain. Capital of Portugal. Center of industry, tourism, & culture. Teenage
Africa it is when you use land. it flows the trough. a valley. a big desert. it is the heat or cold. Teenage
Hong Kong Historical Facts 1990: The [10] was approved to be the symbol of Hong Kong.. 1500s: European ships began arriving along China's southern coast. Driven by trade, the [2] were among the first to hit the scene in Hong Kong.. 1950s: Hong Kong enjoyed economic rivival based on [5] industries, such as textiles.. 1941: After attacking Pearl Harbour, the Japanese army invaded Hong Kong. Western citizens were interned in [4], while Chinese citizens were massared in large numbers.. 1841: When Hong Kong became part of Queen Victoria's dominions, foreign secretary [3] famously called Hong Kong a 'barren island with barely a house on it'.. Teenage
New Zealand Use the hints to sort the New Zealand features, cities, and landmarks famous spread in nz but made in australia. very windy city. traffic can be very congested in this city. city of students. a traditional war dance. Hard
The Amazon Rainforest The largest rainforest. dark, damp and full of dead leaves. the very top of the rainforest layer. This rainforest is dry and foggy in the summer. much of the rain is stopped here because of it's thick foliage. Older Children
Pacific Islands The currency of Samoa . This island is known as THE ROCK . Where most Pacific Islanders go to on Sunday . '...sun goes down.... a Polynesian delicassy adopted from the Chinese . Hard
Park City How does daddy ski?. You get on a chair _________. Vanilla Ice, Ice ___________. Park City is in what state?. The bumps on a black run. Very Difficult
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