Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Mnemonics and other things to help me with my first Geography test of the semester! They might help someone else someday too! (aka my online textbook is lame and it is easier to study using my blog.)

      Map Unit       = Representative Fraction
 Real World Unit

Flatitude (Latitude is the horizontal lines that lay flat) < or = 90°

180°> or = loNgitude (has a N for North)

Time Zones: 360° ÷ 24 hours = 15°

  Black Sea → Caucasus Mtns → Caspian Sea  

 Joseph Stalin was born in Georgia on the Black Sea

Russia has 9 Time Zones but they used to have 11! (9/11 Rushin' Time!)

Trans-Siberian Railway BAM (Baikal Amur Mainline second partial route)

Baku - U - need their Oil (Baku is a major oil producing city)

Have you heard? There's a rumor in St. Petersburg! Ma's Cow (Moscow) is forwarding Capital to Peter the Great!

Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, & Lithuania (aka in my head as Vikings & Friends) share the Baltic Sea

COG MED (Citrus, Olives, and Grapes grow in the Mediterranean countries)

Ireland 1840s Potato Famine

Easter Europe shattered the belt

Midlands UK = American rustbelt

Barcelona driving motor of Spain

Greenland borrows greenbacks from Denmark

Petroleum in North Sea

80% of Russia:
  • North the latitude of The Great Lakes
  • Rivers drain into the Arctic Ocean
European Union = European Community and is an example of centripetal forces

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