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Teaching Geography: Workshop 6

Russia

Programs and Activities: Part 1. St. Petersburg

Getting Ready 1 (15 minutes)

Why Is St. Petersburg There?

Site Leader: Part of this activity involves discussion with partners. Please be sure that everyone has a partner before they engage in the activity, and help people keep track of time. Each participant will need a physical map of Russia; you can print a map here.

Take five to ten minutes to look at a physical map of Russia and make a list of characteristics of the region that might explain the development of St. Petersburg as a major urban center. Make another list of any limiting characteristics. Compare your lists with a partner. What patterns do you see in your comparisons?

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