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					       UNIT II GEOGRAPHY: THE WORLD OF CLASSICAL CIVILIZATIONS

The geographic perspective of the classical world was bigger and more complex than the
river valleys of the first civilizations. Classical civilizations spread out. Aspects of physical
geography defined the borders of the civilizations. Contacts and sustained communications
between the regions arose. Often contacts were across seas, along coasts and rivers, and the
plains or steppes between regional centers.

I.     THEMES: Characteristics of Region; Characteristics of Place
II.    LOCATE
       A. BODIES OF WATER
          1. Malaccan Straits                                  5.   Black Sea
          2. South China Sea                                   6.   Caribbean Sea
          3. East China Sea                                    7.   Gulf of Mexico
          4. Caspian Sea                                       8.   Strait of Gibraltar

       B. PHYSICAL FEATURES
          1. Andes Mountains
          2. Ethiopian Highlands
          3. Gobi Desert
          4. Eurasian Steppe
          5. Deccan Plateau

       C. CITIES
          1. Alexandria                                        3. Athens
          2. Rome                                              4. Babylon

III.   IDENTIFY AND LOCATE
       A. HISTORICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL REGIONS
          1. Polynesia                     3. The Silk Road
          2. Bantu Homeland                4. Monsoon Wind Patterns

       B. RIVER VALLEYS
          1. Rhine                                             3. Niger
          2. Danube

       C. HISTORIC STATES
          1. Roman Empire
          2. Ghana
          3. Ethiopia (Axum)
          4. Han China
          5. Maurya, Gupta India
          6. Mayan City-states
          7. Hellenistic Empires

				
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