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5 Themes of Geography
Why study the 5 themes? They are a way to categorize and analyze The worlds people The worlds physical features The worlds resources EVERY PLACE IN THE WORLD CAN BE CATEGORIZED INTO EACH OF THE FIVE THEMES!!
I. LOCATION Tells us where a point is on the Earths surface. It also tells us how far a point is from other points. A. Relative = describes locations in relationship to other locations. Ex: Its about 45 minutes from here. My Aunt Batty lives 15 miles south of Chicago. The aliens are landing right over there by the radishes. *There are two different types of location: Relative and Absolute*
LOCATION B. Absolute = It is precise, describes the location of one place using an address or latitude and longitude. Example 1: Baghdad is located at 33 N Latitude and 44 E Longitude. Example 2: Street Addresses (2400 Cozy Hill Circle)
PLACE Tells us special features an area might have using physical and human characteristics 1. Physical Geography: Types of landforms, bodies of water, climate weather, natural vegetation, natural resources. 2. Human Geography How the people live, work, play, and move around.
PLACE Are these pictures human or physical geography and why? What are other examples of each?
Human Environment Interaction: How people react to and sometimes change their environment People depend on their environment! 1. Water 2. Minerals 3. Lumber
H.E.I. B. People modify their environment! 1. They build homes, freeways, golf courses, etc. 2. Sometimes it can be destructive.
H.E.I. C. People adapt to their environment! 1. Clothing changes with seasons. 2. Air conditioners and misting systems make Las Vegas more tolerable.
Positive & Negative Human Environment Interaction: Positives: Planting a tree Recycling Preserving nature Negatives: Smog Cutting down trees Being wasteful
MOVEMENT: describes how people, products, and ideas get from one place to another. A. Transportation ex: trains trucks airplanes
MOVEMENT B. What kinds of things move in and out of a place? 1. Products 2. Ideas: clothing styles, religion, food, language, political thought, newspaper stories, etc.
REGIONS: areas of the earth that are alike in some way or other. 1. Regions based on physical characteristics: coastal areas, deserts, mountain ranges, forests
REGIONS 2. Human Characteristics ex: Beliefs Language
REGIONS B. Regions can change over time Regions can be based on cultural features: languages, religions, culture. Example: Neighborhoods shift from one ethnic group to another.