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  • 1. By Shawn Mohlay


  • Europe'sis a large peninsula with a long, irregular coastline. The European continent curves in and out in series of large and small peninsulas. Europe is often called a peninsula of peninsulas.


  • Scandinavian peninsula
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Jutland
  • Denmark
  • Lot of fjords, with sandybeaches in the west, marshes in the Southwest . Rolling hills in the East


  • Iberian peninsula
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Apennine peninsula
  • Italy,Turkey
  • Balkan peninsula
  • Albania, Romania
  • Bulgaria ,Greece


  • Iceland
  • British Isles


  • Balearic Islandsrugged
  • Corsica
  • Sardinia
  • Sicily
  • Malta


  • In this picture it shows themountain and the plains of Europe.The green lines on the map are mountain ranges.


  • Europe vegetation although much of Europe, particularly the west, was originally covered by forest, the vegetation has been transformed by human habitation and clearing of the land. Only the northerly mountains and parts of the central European Russia has the forest cover been relatively unaffected by human activity. A considerable amount of Europe is covered by woodland that has been planted or reoccupied clear lands.

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  • A low pressure system whirls over the British isles in this color enhanced satellite picture. Ahead of the system a warm front extends from Scotland to Southern Norway. A cold front arcs over England, Brittany, and Northern tip of Spain. Thunderstorms over Italy are normal for an August day. A high pressure system keeps skies clear over much of the continent.

11. Bodies of water control the climate in eastern parts of Europe.Cool winters and warm summers characterize this region, with hotter temperatures along the Mediterranean in Spain, Italy, and Greece. In European interior the moderating effect of the water disappears and countries east of Poland experience much colder drier conditions. 12. 13.

  • Minerals rank among Europes most important natural resources. Most of minerals are found in the plains and mountain areas of European mainland. Other natural resources iron and coal. Which is a traditional necessities of industrial society because they are used together to make steel. Peat vegetable matter usually composed of mosses was burned for fuel but most Europeans rely on coal, oil, and gas which are all natural resources in Europe. The two biggest natural resources are bauxite and potash.

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  • In most Europeancountries the people belong to the same ethnic group and speak the same languages. In other European countriesthere is variety of different ethnic groups that speak different languages. Due to the language differences it has caused bad relation between them. There also has been conflictbetween the different ethnic groups that where violent.Even know they have differences they have a lot in common like attitude, values, family, and take pride in their achievements.

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  • Europe is the second smallest continent. Most of the people live in the plains region. Climate, fertile soil, minerals, and waterway also play a big part of high populated areas. Some place like the Scandinavian peninsulaand Iceland the climate makes these region nearly uninhabitable .

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  • In the 1700s the industrial revolution transformed Europe from an agricultural societyto an industrial society. Between the 1750s and the 1900s many countries in Western Europe became industrialized. So this caused people to live close to their work instead of their land.

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  • Scientific evidence suggest that humans lived on Europe more then a million years ago. Back then prehistoric hunters lived in groups of 25 and 30 people . They would wondered around the land looking for food. In 6000 B.C. and the 500 A.D. They had begun farming . This allowed the people to stay in one place instead of having to wonder for food. In the 300 B.C. and the 500 A.D. great empires. During the middle ages religions greatly influenced the development of Europe.The first civilizations began on the island of Aegean east of Greece.They developed their own writing and became skilled craft workers.

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  • After the crusades and Europe was able to extend their trade routes and that is why sparked the Europeans to start sending explorers like Christopher Columbus and other exploresto find land and destroy the other cultures already there.This allowed Europe totrade with other coloniessuch as Americas, Asia, Australia, Africa. This brought wealth and power to European nations. Which in return increased Europes global influence.


  • The Crusades
  • Renaissance
  • Exploration
  • Industrial Revolution
  • World War One
  • World War two
  • Cold War
  • The Reform Move(The wall be taken down between west Germany and east Germany.)


  • Europe has many diversities and this includes language ,religion and art.
  • Europe has over 50 different languagesand example of that is Switzerland has 3 official languages.
  • The majority of Europeans are Christians but there is several other religions practiced.
  • The European art reflects historical development, ideas and values.

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  • Most people who live in northern and western urban areas of Europe of a higher standard of living.
  • The education in Europe is know for having a great education program. This is due to higher standards of living can afford to improve schools and provide special training to students.
  • The health care in Europe is subsidize by the government or they will help pay medical. That means free medical almost all people.
  • The European government plays huge role in their economies.


  • European cultures center around there extend family. So even when the young ones leave home they are still very close.
  • In eastern Europe require children to play sports and if they are good theyenrolled in very hard sports training program which has produce Olympic champions. The rest of Europe play sports as recreational like swimming skiing, and soccer.
  • Europeans have special gathering and traditional celebrations eating special foods, wearing costumes,performing folk dances.

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  • TheWestern Europe And Eastern Europe have been taking steps towards economic unity. In eastern Europenation has struggled to adjust to free enterprise.
  • The different traditions and pointsof views have made it very difficult to unity with in European communities


  • Themajor Economic activities is farming and industrial.
  • Europe is the birthplace of modern industry.
  • Europe leads in the world in production of produce, and major grain crops.


  • Almost all of Europes communication and transportation are government owned. These systems are among the best in the world.
  • Many European nations belong in the international telecommunications satellite.
  • A highwaysand roads link all major cities in Europe.
  • Most of Europe's cities are railroad centersand airports.
  • Europe's rivers and canals form important system. Water way carry people and freight.

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  • Due to pollution from factories, sewage, and acid rain. Has damages millions of acreages, wildlife andEuropes forest.
  • Acid rain is caused by these pollutions and water vapors.
  • Acid rain has damage1/3 of Germany for example.

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  • Germany They have several programs now to help with pollution. Like all cars built after 1986 have smog control devices.
  • In Denmarkhas waste water treatment plants that have reduce pollution in some areas by 60%.
  • The Netherlandshas reduce air pollution by 50%.
  • That is just some of the examples.

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  • Some of the steps they are taking is new sewerage systems.
  • Another one isproperly handling toxic waste.
  • The big problem with the clean up is the cost. A lot of the countries cant afford the clean up.