Theme: Human and Physical Geography (6/12)

Theme: Human and Physical Geography

Throughout history, geographic features have influenced the development of civilizations and regions. Geographic features have both promoted and limited interactions with other civilizations and regions.


Select two different geographic features and for each
• Discuss how this geographic feature influenced the development of a specific civilization or region
• Discuss how this geographic feature promoted and/or limited the interaction of this civilization or region with another civilization or region

You may use any geographic feature from your study of global history and geography.  Some suggestions you might wish to consider include Nile River, Atlantic Ocean, Himalayas, Sahara Desert, Great Northern Plain, location of Japan, Mediterranean Sea, Russian steppes, Brazilian rain forest, and Indian Ocean monsoons.

You are not limited to these suggestions.

—June 2012 Regents Exam


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