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   1. Geography

   Geography was invented out of humankind’s curiosity to get to know the Earth, the planet on which we live. In order to satisfy this curiosity, humans travel and explore, and that is how new regions were discovered on our planet.

   Geography is the science that describes, explains, and locates all of the phenomena that are produced on the surface of the Earth.

-    Describes the Earth by indicating its topography, vegetation, weather, resources and inhabitants.

-    Explains geographic facts, in other words, that can explain the root causes of them.

-    Locates geographical facts (physical, astronomical, biological, economic and political) on Earth.

   A) Describes, explains and locates:

Study the causes of geographical facts.


Determine the place.


Describe the weather.


    2. The Division of Geography

   Geography is divided into two main branches: Natural and Human.

    Natural Geography studies the phenomena in which humans have not intervened, for example, mountains, rivers, planets, and winds.

    At the same time, Natural Geography is divided into three groups:

    - Astronomical Geography, which studies the Earth as a planet within the Universe. Examples: the Solar System, the Moon, other planets, and the Universe.

    - Physical Geography, which studies the shape and distribution of continents, oceans, the weather, and the atmosphere.

    - Biological Geography, which studies the distribution of animals and plants on the terrestrial surface.

   B)  Select the type of Geography: physical, astronomical, or biological

Studies plants


Studies planets


Studies Earth’s oceans


Studies the Moon


Studies the distribution of animals


Studies the weather of different regions


   3. Human Geography

   Human Geography studies geographic facts within which humans have intervened. Examples: roads, industries, cities, etc.

    Human Geography is divided into two branches:

    - Economic Geography, which studies the production, distribution, and consumption of resources. Examples: agriculture, livestock, fishing, mines, and industries.

    - Political Geography, which studies the formation and distribution of states in relation to geographic factors. Examples: the study of provinces and states.

  C) Indicate the type of Geography economic, political, physical, astronomical, or biological:

Studies roads


Studies rivers


Studies the Solar System


Studies states


Studies animals


Studies provinces


Studies agriculture:


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