Geography of the Non-Western World: ††††††††††† GEO 105Recitation

Lab #5††††††††††† Midterm Review Assignment†††† ††††††††††† Week of 5/01/00

Name:___________________________________Recitation #:_______Group #:______


This worksheet is due at the end of the recitation period.


Objective: To summarize the cultural and physical geography of two realms: North Africa/Southwest Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa.


Procedure: For this lab, imagine that the National Geographic Society has decided to focus its entire June 2000 issue on the North Africa/Southwest Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa realms. Because the journalists and photographers covering these realms never took a GEO 105 course, the society seeks your help in preparing a summary highlighting important information to be included in the June issue. You will focus on one of the following routes and address its associated questions.


Route #1:

Stops 1 and 2: One legacy of colonialism in Africa was the conflicts that arose from boundaries established by colonial powers. How did such conflicts increase the conflict in Rwanda and Burundi?






Stops 3 and 4: How do these two countries differ in terms of the economic policies that each of them adopted after independence?





Stop 5: What cultural trait sets this country apart from other African countries?






Stop 6: Lecture 8 highlights four particular physical features of Africa. Which of these four is evident at this stop?





Stop 7: According to Lab 4, desertification is occurring in this country. How does the countryís climate make it susceptible to desertification?







Stop 8: Soweto is located on the outskirts of which city located at stop 8?


Explain why Soweto has been both a result of apartheid and a force against it.







**Donít forget to label countries, rivers, oceans, cities, and any other important physical features along your route on the map!**


Route #2:

Stop 1: National Geographic would like to highlight the climate here. What physical feature causes orographic precipitation near this stop?


Stop 2,3, & 4: What common theme would you suggest for an article on these three stops?




Stop 5: What historical significance should the magazine mention for this country?





Stop 6: The magazine is interested in the Palestinians who have lived in refugee camps since Israel became a state in 1948. Which country in this region should you visit to find the most Palestinian refugees outside of Israel?


Stop 7: What group of people can you expect to find in this area? Is this group a nation, state, or a nation-state? Why?





Stop 8: Although a majority of the people in this country are Muslim, what centrifugal force could you expect to find here?




Stop 9: Your team will end its journey in the city located here. What is the significance of this city?







**Donít forget to label countries, rivers, oceans, cities, and any other important physical features along your route on the map!**