• Daily Geography
    Every day we will do daily geography questions that work on our knowledge of the world around us, our ability to read and interpret maps, and general social studies vocabulary. 

    a.               If 1 inch on a map represents 200 miles, and it is ½ inch from Milwaukee to Chicago, how many miles apart are the cities?

    b.              What is the northernmost state along the Atlantic coastline?


    a.               Name a location in the world for each letter of the word GEOGRAPHY.

    b.              What is another name for a line of longitude?


    a.               Which sea touches the shores of England, Scotland, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Norway?

    b.              Name two lakes in Canada that have Great in their name.


    a.               Look at a map of the eastern coastline of the United States.  In what state is Cape Hatteras located?

    b.              The northern part of Russia borders which ocean?

     4/ 44/10

    a.               Canada has a number of hydroelectric plants.  What is a hydroelectric plant?  What does the prefix hydr- (or hydro-) mean?



    a.                Which two large bodies of water does the Panama Canal connect?

    b.               What is the capital of Guyana?


    a.                Which country would you call a peninsula: Canada, Italy, or Germany?

    b.               Dakar is the capital of which African nation?

    4/15 4/15

    a.                Which Central American country does not touch the Caribbean Sea?

    b.               Which country just south of Spain has a long coastline on the Atlantic and a shorter one on the Mediterranean?

    4/16 4/16

    a.                Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is on which sea?

    b.               The world’s largest archipelago, or group of islands, is the Malay Archipelago.  Where is the Malay Archipelago?

    4/17 4/17

    a.                In Arctic regions during the summer, the sun shines for much of each day (24-hour period), and during the winter it is dark for much of each day.  How might this situation affect people who live in these areas?


    4/20 4/20

    a.                The West Indies are located in which sea?

    b.               Which of these Hawaiian Islands is farthest south: Hawaii, Maui, or Oahu?

    4/21 4/21

    a.                Which of the following teams play home games in cities located on an ocean: New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Cleveland Indians?

    b.               Which is the capital of Venezuela: Cayenne or Caracas?

    4/22 4/22

    a.                Two days a year, around March 21 and September 21, all places on the earth have twelve hours of daylight and twelve hours of night.  What is the name given to these days?

    b.               Which sea lies between Australia and New Zealand?


    4/23 4/23

    a.                How would you answer this question: What if the United States was on Greenland?

    b.               The Nile River is 4,132 miles long.  On which continent is it located?


    4/24 4/24

    a.                Tasmania is a favorite vacation spot for many Australians.  Why might it be a good location for a vacation? 


    4/27  4/27

    a.                Which two continents share the same landmass in the Eastern Hemisphere?

    b.               Look at a physical map of the United States.  Which state has higher elevations, Florida or Tennessee?


    a.                Does the prime meridian pass through Spain?  France?  Portugal?

    b.               You’re flying a straight-line route from Bismarck, North Dakota, to Amarillo, Texas.  Without looking at a map, name the states over which you fly.


    4/29 4/29

    a.                Moisture-laden winds blowing from the ocean to the land give India very wet summers.  In winter the winds blow in the opposite direction, and it is dry.  What are these winds called?

    b.               Which is closer to the South Pole, a community on the southern tip of Africa or a community on the southern tip of South America?

     2 4/30

    4/30  a.                What is the capital of Peru, a country in which the Andes cover more than 25% of the land?

    b.               Could you drive from Wisconsin to Michigan without crossing another state?  Explain.


     2 5/1

    a.                What is an anemometer?  What does a weather vane tell you?



    a.                The largest lake in South America has rich oil reserves and is located in northern Venezuela.  What is its name?

    b.               Place these terms in at least three groups of a least three terms each and label the groups:  China, United States, Asia, Russia, North America, South America, Honduras, Brazil, Canada, India.



    a.                What is the name of the peninsula in southeastern Mexico, and what are the two largest bodies of water that it touches?

    b.               Which extends farther south, the Philippine Islands or the West Indies?



    a.                In which African country is the Nile delta located?

    b.               Find a large bay in Canada that is north of the Great Lakes.  What is its name?



    a.                In which direction is Point Barrow, Alaska, from Chicago, Illinois?

    b.               Can Australia be both east and west of South America?  Explain your answer.



    a.                What do Luzon, Manila, Panay, and Mindanao have in common?  What is each?