The Baltic States, France, Germany, Poland, and the Low Countries
Deadline, 10/23, 120 points
How has the European changed the ways these nations interact
For this packet, we will look at the three of largest and most powerful nations in Europe - France, Poland, and Germany - as well as the low countries of The Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg.
Together, these nations span Europe from the Mediterranean to the North Sea and from Russia to the North Sea. Variety is the name of the game when we look at this part of Europe. We go from Frances’s highest peak - Mt. Blanc at 15,781 feet, and higher than any peak in the contiguous United States - to the small nation of The Netherlands, tucked against the North Sea and much of its land actually below sea level
In this packet, we are going to explore these nations of northern Europe with maps and a series of national discoveries.
Students will demonstrate their understanding of these nations by completing the assigned materials.
In addition to the mapping assignment linked to this site, you need to complete the following questions:
Click here to view the printed materials for this assignment.
Geography of Germany
Geography of The Netherlands
Geography of Belgium
World War II facts, Iron Curtain
Here is a link to the entire online textbook.
Here is a link to the part of the textbook we will use for this unit.
Here is the link to the World Atlas index page. You will want to use this for the physical geography portion of the assignment.
Here is a link to an interesting site about the Baltic Sea.
This is an excellent link for the rivers and mountain ranges of Europe.
To see a copy of the handout about the EU challenges, click here.
To view the PowerPoint about the modern influence of the Roman Empire, click here.
To view the PowerPoint about the Iron Curtain, click here.