- describe a case study of a dam and explain its impacts on several countries along the Danube River
- analyze environmental, political, and other issues that surround the building and maintenance of dams on shared rivers
- explore how country borders can add complexity to decisions surrounding dams and other uses of natural resources
- Cooperative learning
- Hands-on learning
- Visual instruction
- 21st Century Student Outcomes
Critical Thinking Skills
- Geographic Skills
Connections to National Standards, Principles, and Practices
What You’ll Need
The resources are also available at the top of the page.
- Internet Access: Required
- Internet access: Required
- Tech Setup: 1 computer per classroom, Projector
- Large-group instruction
- Small-group instruction
- Gabčíkovo-Nagymaros project to dam the Danube River
Recommended Prior Lessons
natural or artificial line separating two pieces of land.
city where a region's government is located.
edge of land along the sea or other large body of water.
a disagreement or fight, usually over ideas or procedures.
geographic territory with a distinct name, flag, population, boundaries, and government.
structure built across a river or other waterway to control the flow of water.
in the direction of a flow, toward its end.
an entire river system or an area drained by a river and its tributaries. Also called a watershed.
system of production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.
community and interactions of living and nonliving things in an area.
conditions that surround and influence an organism or community.
overflow of a body of water onto land.
flat area alongside a stream or river that is subject to flooding.
water that is not salty.
environment where an organism lives throughout the year or for shorter periods of time.
usable energy generated by moving water converted to electricity.
position of a particular point on the surface of the Earth.
political unit made of people who share a common territory.
naturally occurring geographic characteristics.
introduction of harmful materials into the environment.
any area on Earth with one or more common characteristics. Regions are the basic units of geography.
natural or man-made lake.
large stream of flowing fresh water.
small sediment particles.
buying, selling, or exchanging of goods and services.
movement of people or goods from one place to another.
stream that feeds, or flows, into a larger stream.
toward an elevated part of a flow of fluid, or place where the fluid passed earlier.
area of land covered by shallow water or saturated by water.
For Further Exploration
Articles & Profiles
- National Geographic Education: Europe—Resources
- National Geographic Education: Europe—Physical Geography
- National Geographic Education: Europe MapMaker Kit
- NG MapMaker Interactive: Europe
- Europe MapMaker Kit
- NG MapMaker 1-Page Map: Europe