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The inevitable sandstorm



1.1 What are deserts? What are their characteristics?
1.2 Where are deserts?
2.1 What is desertification? Where does it usually occur?
2.2 Where does desertification occur in China? How are the physical environment and human conditions there?
2.3 What are the causes of desertification in China?
2.4 What are the impacts of desertification on China?
3.1 What are sandstorms? Which parts of the world do they affect?
3.2 Where do sandstorms occur in China? What are their causes?
3.3 What are the impacts of sandstorms on China?
4.1 What has China done to combat desertification and sandstorms?
4.2 Are the measures against desertification and sandstorms in China effective?



1.1 What are deserts? What are their characteristics?
1.2 Where are deserts?
2.1 What is desertification? Where does it usually occur?
2.2 Where does desertification occur in China? How are the physical environment and human conditions there?
2.3 What are the causes of desertification in China?
2.4 What are the impacts of desertification on China?
3.1 What are sandstorms? Which parts of the world do they affect?
3.2 Where do sandstorms occur in China? What are their causes?
3.3 What are the impacts of sandstorms on China?
4.1 What has China done to combat desertification and sandstorms?
4.2 Are the measures against desertification and sandstorms in China effective?



Activity 1: Expanding deserts
Activity 2: The fight against sandstorms



PowerPoint: Let’s review (Units 1 and 2)
PowerPoint: Let’s review (Unit 3)
PowerPoint: Let’s review Part 1 Multiple-choice questions
PowerPoint: Let’s review Part 2 Data-response question
PowerPoint: Let’s review Part 3 Short essay question
PowerPoint: Let’s review Map reading exercise
Video: Let’s review (Units 1 and 2)
Video: Let’s review (Unit 3)
Video: Let’s review Part 1 Multiple-choice questions
Video: Let’s review Part 2 Data-response question
Video: Let’s review Part 3 Short essay question
Video: Let’s review Map reading exercise



Telling directions
Finding directions on a map
Reading map scales
Measuring distances on a map (Straight-line distance)
Measuring distances on a map (Curved-line distance)
Calculating slope gradient
Interpreting a climatic graph
Measure areas on a map (Rectangular objects)
Measure areas on a map (Irregular objects)



Summary



Unit 1 Characteristics and distribution of deserts
Unit 2 Causes and impacts of desertification in China
Unit 3 Causes and impacts of sandstorms in China
Unit 4 Measures against desertification and sandstorms
Short Essay
Integrated Exercise



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