Regional Geography 105
World Regional Geography Study Guide

After the lecture and reading the "World Regional Geography" articles you should be able to answer and discuss the following questions.

What is geography?

What does the root word 'geo' mean?

What does the root word 'graphy' mean?

How does geography differ from geology?

What is a realm?

On what features is one realm distinguished from another realm?

What additional criteria are used in identifying a realm?

What are the 12 realms into which the world is currently divided?

Why is Antarctica not considered to be a realm?

What is a region and how does it differ from a realm?

What are the 4 types of regions, and how are they defined?

How is location determined?

Define the Spatial Tradition of Geography.

Define the Area Studies Tradition.

Define the Man-Land Tradition.

Define the Earth Science Tradition.

What is the purpose of Geography education standards?

How has Geography education changed during the past several decades?

What is the importance of rediscovering Geography?