Rich in natural beauty, resources, and history, Siberia casts a great and sometimes foreboding shadow over Russia's national consciousness. As Russia's frontier, Siberia has many historical parallels with the western United States. At the Meeting of Frontiers Web site, you can learn more about how Siberia's physical geography shaped the region's development.
Destination Title: Meeting of Frontiers
Start at the Meeting of Frontiers Web site.
- Click on America, Russia, and the Meeting of Frontiers.
- Click on Development. Read this page, and then click on and read Agriculture in Siberia.
- Return to the main screen and click on Exploration. Read this page, and then click on The Russian Discovery of Siberia and Mapping of Siberia. Read this page.
- Return to the main screen and click on National Identity. Read this page, and then click on and read Tourism.
Take notes as you read through the site, and then use the information you gathered to answer the following questions.