Themes of Geography
Learning Target 2
Creating a Global Treasure Hunt
Step 1: You will learn about 10 places on Earth
Essential Question: What skills do geographers use?
Directions: You will choose 10 places on Earth to research and study. You may choose places that are well known or unfamiliar. However, all places should be on land and located at least 50 miles from each other and must include at least one place on each of the following:(North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia). Make a list of 4-5 interesting facts about each place, and also note the latitude and longitude of each place they study.
Falls Park- 43ºN, 96ºW Native Americans were the first people to visit the falls. The …show more content…
Also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
It was built as a tomb over 10-20 year period
At 481 feet, the Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3,800 years.
Eiffel tower- 48ºN, 2ºE Eiffel Tower is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. The tower is the tallest structure in Paris and the most visited paid monument in the world. The tower received its 250 millionth visitor in 2010. The tower is 1,063 ft tall, about the same height as an 81 story building and was erected in 1889 as the entrance arch to the 1889 World’s Fair.
Eiffel Tower was named after the engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.
Victoria Falls- 17ºS, 25ºE
Victoria Falls is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. It is the largest waterfall in the world that is located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The falls was named after the reining queen at the time by Scottish explorer Dr. David Livingstone. Also called Mosi-oa-Tunya meaning “smoke that thunders”.
Angel Falls- 5ºN, 62ºW
It is the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall, with a height of 3,212 ft in Venezuela.
Falls has been named after Jimmie Angel, a US aviator, who was the first person to fly over the falls on November 16, 1933 in search of gold.
Known in Venezuela
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Built in 1889 to commemorate the hundred year anniversary of the French Revolution, the Eiffel Tower has been a topic of discussion for numerous years. Designed by Gustave Eiffel and Morris Koechlin, the Tower was built originally as a temporary structure. The pieces of this eye-catching building were to be disassembled and melted down after twenty years. This did not happen, however. The Eiffel Tower has become a colossal icon throughout the world; the Tower has brought in enormous revenue and has a scientific impact on French and all of Europe’s society.
The Great Pyramids of Giza are considered to be three of the world’s most fascinating and astonishing archaeological marvels. On the edge of modern-day Cairo stands the plateau of Giza, on which these extraordinary pyramids were constructed approximately 4,500 years ago, yet to this day, they are regarded as three of the world’s largest human-made structures, standing, collectively, at 1116 feet tall. However, the Pyramid of Khufu, is by far the most captivating. As the biggest pyramid of the three (despite Khafre’s Pyramid being mistaken as the larger one as it was built on higher ground), Khufu’s Pyramid (more commonly referred to as the Great Pyramid) once stood at a towering 481 feet tall, however, over the centuries it has been affected by erosion, and combined with the absence of its pyramidion, its present height reaches 455 feet, with it’s base covering an area of 230.4 metres. The Great Pyramid was built around 2580-2650 BC, during the Fourth Dynasty, and is believed to have been constructed as a tomb for the Fourth Dynasty Egyptian pharaoh Khufu. Furthermore, many egyptologists argue the time period in which Khufu’s Pyramid was formed, with John Romer proposing a 14-year time span, and Mark Lehner
One of them is the Washington Monument standing at a height of 555 feet, 5-1/8 inches tall. It was the tallest structure in the world at the time it was finished. It remains the tallest structure made of masonry still today. It is one of the most used symbols of Washington today (Moeller 1 Pg. 90).
The Great Pyramid at Giza is the best known and largest of the pyramids constructed between the Third Dynasty and the Thirteenth Dynasty (2686-1650 B.C.) of Egypt 's paranoiac age. The Great Pyramid of the pharaoh Khufu or, as the Greeks referred to him, Cheops was constructed during the Fourth Dynasty, about 2,550 years before the birth of Christ. Khufu reigned from 2551 to 2528 B.C.
The Pyramid of Giza is a generous antiquated structure on the planet and the most baffling (Ruggles, 2015). As per winning archeological hypothesis and there is truly no proof to affirm this thought the three pyramids on the Giza level are funerary structures of three kings of the fourth dynasty.
New archaeological evidence shows that those who dragged and laid these two and a half ton granite slabs were condemned to an early grave, and they died with deformed bones and broken limbs. An Egyptian excavation recently uncovered the burial ground of hundreds of workers who helped to build the great pyramid for king Cheops 4500 years ago. Originally over one hundred and forty six meters high, it is the tallest of the three famous pyramids at Giza near the Nile delta.
One of their similarities is the height. Both Empire State Building and The Eiffel Tower are the tallest infrastructure in their cities. The Empire State Building with 1,250 feet in the top floor and 1,454 feet to the tip is the tallest building in the city of New York, this building that nowadays is a point of attraction for tourist in the big apple opened in May 1931. Likewise, The Eiffel Tower located in Europe with 906 feet in the top floor and 1,063 feet to the tip is the tallest construction in the city of Paris. It has been open for tourist since 1889 and it was the tallest building in the world from 1889 to 1930.
The Great Pyramids at Giza is included as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World because they were admired by so many people of the Ancient World. All were amazed to understand how these structures were built and could withstand the environmental destruction caused to the other great
The oldest tower is the Tower of Hercules. This is not the towers Native name. This towers first name was Torre de Hercules. This tower is in Corunna, Galicia, Spain. This tower is 180 feet tall. This tower is an ancient Roman lighthouse and it is on a peninsula about 1.5 miles from the centre of A Coruna, Galicia, in the north-western Spain. Until the 20th Century, but this tower itself was know as the "Farum Brigantium. The word Farum is a Latin word and it is derived from the Greek pharaohs for the Lighthouse of Alexandria. This tower overlooks the North Atlantic coast of Spain. This tower is 1900 years old and it was restored in 1791. This is the oldest Roman lighthouse in use today. This Tower of Hercules is a National Monument of Spain,
The Pyramid of Giza is one of the largest pyramids building ever built and the oldest monument of the Seven wonders of the ancient world. The tomb was built with 2.3 million stone blocks for the Egyptian pharaoh Khufu. The pyramid was originally 471 feet high but now is 455 feet and the base of the structure is 756 feet. When the pyramid was first built it was covered in a beautiful smooth white limestone, but over time the limestone casing was stripped from the pyramid taking away from the height of the great structure. The cleanly polished limestone would cause the pyramid to glow and sparkle when the sun shined on it. Researchers also believe that the limestone encasing the great pyramid had gold plate capstones.
"Pyramids were believed to be the last resting spots of the pharaoh, however later archeological find has revealed that they were worked with limit shafts stretching out from within to the external surface to lift the pharaoh's spirit into the sky" (Julita). The Great Pyramid of Giza is discovered south of present-day Cairo, it was worked for King Khufu. The Great Pyramids is a more refined type of the ziggurat. Keeping up the greater base and smaller best like a ziggurat, the pyramid offers a further created elucidation of outline and shape. The advancement of such an enormous scale square pyramid required excellent numerical masterminding and human work, with particular pieces weighing 2.5 tons. The pyramids were made of altogether sturdier materials than the ziggurats, for instance, shake, limestone, and alabaster. Ziggurat of Ur was worked in 2100 BC by ruler Ur-Nammu out of appreciation for the sun god. It is a rectangle with 3 staircases in the front which meet up at the best at an entryway. "The front staircase is
The Great Pyramid of Khufu in Giza and the Sun Pyramid in Teotihuacan apparently have the same base which is almost 750 square feet. wide. The Sun Pyramid in Teotihuacan is 75m high with a base of 225m, making it the second largest pyramid built in the new world. Mica is a mineral that was found in Teotihuacan that is stable when exposed to electricity, light, moisture, and extreme temperature
Eiffel Tower - The Eiffel Tower, or “La Tour Eiffel” in French, was constructed to commemorate the French Revolution and to demonstrate France’s power. It is named after Gustave Eiffel, whose company built the statue.
Until the 1909, the tower was lit exclusively by the gas lamps only and today it is being lighted by over 20,000 light bulbs and 336 spotlights. It’s important to note that this architectural wonder was