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Geography The 5 Themes. Location Where is it? – Every place has an Absolute Location and a Relative Location. Absolute Location – an exact location using.

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1 Geography The 5 Themes

2 Location Where is it? – Every place has an Absolute Location and a Relative Location. Absolute Location – an exact location using longitude and latitude lines. Relative Location – tells where a place is, compared to other places.

3 Place What is it like? – Describes the physical and human characteristics of an area.

4 Human/Environment Interaction How does the relationship between people and their natural surroundings influence the way people live? Positive relationship – Cleaning the environment; planting new trees; reducing the use of fossil fuels. Negative relationship – Air pollution and water pollution.

5 Movement How do people in one area relate to people in other areas? People, ideas, goods, and information move from place to place.

6 Region What common characteristics does a certain area share? Examples of regions can include: cultural, physical features, language, and religion.

7 5 Themes Exercise Determine which theme is described in the following statements – Location (Absolute or Relative)/ Place / Region / Movement / Human – Environment Interaction.

8 #1 The Outer Banks are the eastern most region of North Carolina.

9 #2 By the Mid-1800s, the majority of Latin American countries were following the United States model of government and creating democracies.

10 #3 Due to new construction of homes and businesses in Brazil, over 1,900 acres of the Amazon Rain Forest are being destroyed per day.

11 #4 The United States is diligently working on new plans to drill for oil in the Northern Alaska area.

12 #5 The CIA satellite located the terrorist at 25 deg. - 28 minutes N latitude and 77 deg. - 13 minutes E longitude.

13 #6 North Carolina is one of the few states in the Union that has both mountains and beaches for tourists.

14 #7 The most humid areas of the United States lies in the Southeastern Sunbelt.

15 #8 The island was located along the 0 deg. Latitude line.

16 #9 The world – wide internet has replaced the telephone as the number one communication tool.

17 #10 The United States has the most Catholics and Christians per capita than any other place in the world.

18 #1 The Outer Banks are the eastern most region of North Carolina. Relative Location

19 #2 By the Mid-1800s, the majority of Latin American countries were following the United States model of government and creating democracies. Movement

20 #3 Due to new construction of homes and businesses in Brazil, over 1,900 acres of the Amazon Rain Forest are being destroyed per day. Negative Human – Environment Interation

21 #4 The United States is diligently working on new plans to drill for oil in the Northern Alaska area. Negative Human – Environment Interaction

22 #5 The CIA satellite located the terrorist at 25 deg. N 28 minutes N latitude and 77 deg. 13 minutes E longitude. Absolute Location

23 #6 North Carolina is one of the few states in the Union that has both mountains and beaches for tourists. Place

24 #7 The most humid areas of the United States lies in the Southeastern Sunbelt. Region

25 #8 The island was located along the 0 deg. Latitude line. Relative Location

26 #9 The world – wide internet has replaced the telephone as the number one communication tool. Movement

27 #10 The United States has the most Catholics and Christians per capita than any other place in the world. Region


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