Presentation on theme: "5 Themes of Geography, 3 Factors That Affect Where Humans Settle, and Reading Charts and Maps."— Presentation transcript:
5 Themes of Geography, 3 Factors That Affect Where Humans Settle, and Reading Charts and Maps
5 Themes of Geography (MR HELP) Movement – the way people, goods, and ideas travel from one place to another. Region – group of places united by one or more common characteristics. Human/Environment interaction – the relationship between people and the environment and how it influences how they live, as well as how they affect the environment.
5 Themes of Geography (MR HELP) Location – where a place is. Absolute – very specific, such as Alabama Street; Relative – approximate, such as near Creekside Baptist Church. Place – describes physical characteristics such as landforms, climate, and plant or animal life; human characteristics such as language or way of life.
3 Factors That Affect Where Humans Settle Water – bodies of eater such as lakes or streams. Topography – surface features such as mountains, deserts, or plains. Vegetation – plant life.
Reading Charts and Maps 1. Read the title. 2. Look at the key/legend. 3. Know what the symbols are. 4. Re-read the question to know what to look for. 5. Recognize how it’s organized.