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SLO STUDY GUIDE
SSWG1 The student will explain the physical aspects
of geography.
a. Describe the concept of place by explaining how physical characteristics
such as landforms, bodies of water, climate, soils, natural vegetation,
and animal life are used to describe a place.
b. Explain how human characteristics, such as population settlement
patterns ,and human activities, such as agriculture and industry, can
describe a place.
c. Analyze the interrelationship between physical and human
characteristics of a place.
1. What is the concept of place, and location?
2. List types of landforms, bodies of water, and climate.
3. What is population density?
a. What physical characteristics help determine where people live?
4. How is agriculture and industry describe a place? Give examples
throughout our content.
5. What factors determine how humans interact with their environment?
SSWG2 The student will explain the cultural aspects of geography.
1. Describe the concept of place by explaining how the culture of
a region is a product of the region’s physical characteristics.
2. Explain how cultural characteristics of a place can be used to
describe a place.
3. Analyze how physical factors such as mountains, climate, and
bodies of water interact with the people of a region to produce a
distinctive culture.
4. Explain how the development of customs and traditions help to
define a culture and a people.
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SSWG3 The student will describe the interaction of physical and
human systems that have shaped contemporary North Africa/Southwest Asia.
a. Describe the location of major physical features and their impact on North
Africa/Southwest Asia.
b. Describe the major climates of North Africa/Southwest Asia and how they
have affected the development of North Africa/Southwest Asia.
c. Analyze the impact natural resources, especially oil, have on North
Africa/Southwest Asia.
d.Analyze the impact of water supplies on the growth of population centers.
e.Explain the impact of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam on the development
of the region’s culture.
f. Explain why this region contains areas on two different continents.
g.Describe the major ethnic and cultural groups in North Africa/Southwest
Asia; include major customs and traditions.
1. List major physical features of North Africa and Southwest Asia.
What impact do these have on the environment and how humans
interact with the environment?
2. What are the major climates of North Africa and Southwest Asia?
How do these climates effect people through things like population
density, economic and industrial development?
3. What is the political and economic impact of oil in these regions?
4. What impact to the Abrahamic religions have on this region,
culturally and politically?
5. What major Ethnic and Cultural groups are located in the region?
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SSWG4 The student will describe the interaction of physical and
human systems that have shaped contemporary SubSaharan Africa.
a. Describe the location of major physical features and their impact
on Sub-Saharan Africa.
b.Describe the major climates of Sub-Saharan Africa and how they
have affected the development of Sub-Saharan Africa.
c.Describe the pattern of population distribution in the countries of
Sub-Saharan Africa in relation to urbanization and modernization.
d. Explain how Sub-Saharan Africa’s physical features have had
an impact on the distribution of its population.
d. Analyze how the migration of people such as the Bantu and Zulu has
had an impact on the economic, cultural, and political aspects of SubSaharan Africa
1. What are the major physical features and climate types in SubSaharan Africa?
2. How has climate and the physical features of the regions impact
population distribution?
3. What is the importance of the Bantu Migration as it relates to the
cultural and economic, and political landscape of Sub-Saharan
Africa?
4. Analyze strengths and weaknesses in the development of Sub-Saharan
Africa; include factors such as linguistic, tribal, and religious diversity;
literacy levels; and the colonial legacy.
5. Describe the ethnic and religious groups in Sub-Saharan Africa; include
major customs and traditions.
6.Analyze the impact of drought and desertification on Sub-Saharan Africa.