Presentation on theme: "INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY"— Presentation transcript:
1INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY What is the study of geography?
2GEOGRAPHYGeography comes from the Greek word “geographia” meaning “to describe the earth”.Geographers look at the use of space on earth and the interactions that take place between people and the land they live on.Geography is the study of both the physical and human features on the earth.
5FIVE THEMES OF GEOGRAPHY Location - UbicaciónPlace - LugarHuman-environment interaction – Interacción entre los seres humanos y el medio ambienteMovement - DesplazamientoRegion - Región
6LOCATION - Ubicación Where is it? ¿Dónde está? Absolute Location is the exact place on the earth where a geographic feature is found.Relative Location describes a place in comparison to other places around it.
7Absolute or Relative?Florence, AL is 34 North latitude and 87' West longitudeMy house is located behind the Irving MallI live at 1026 Sam HillI shop at the grocery store that is behind my house
8PLACE - Lugar What is it like? ¿Cómo es? Place describes the physical features and cultural characteristics of a location.Example: The classroom is large, painted white with many maps and pictures on the walls.Example: The park was crowded with wild soccer fans.
9What comes to mind when you think of …. JAPAN?What comes to mind when you think of ….
10What comes to mind when you think of …. CHINA?What comes to mind when you think of ….
11What comes to mind when you think of …. TEXAS?What comes to mind when you think of ….
12Human-Environment Interaction Human-Environment Interaction - Interacción entre los seres humanos y el medio ambienteWhat are the relationships among people and places?¿Cómo se relaciona la gente con el mundo físico?People learn to use what the environment offers them and to change that environment to meet their needs.
14MOVEMENT - Desplazamiento How do people, products and ideas move from one place to another?A study of movement includes learning about major modes of transportation used by people, an area's major exports and imports, and ways in which people communicate (move ideas).
15What invention has changed the way we communicate and truly made us a global?
16REGION - Región How are areas similar or different? ¿Cómo son los lugares similares o diferentes?Region describes an area of the earth’s surface with similar characteristics, usually more than one. These may include physical, political, economic, or cultural characteristics.
17What region do you live in? What are it’s characteristics?What states do you define as Northeast?What perception do you have of that region?
18ASSIGNMENTUse the newspaper, magazines, pamphlet, flyers, etc. to cut out an example of each of the five themes of geography.2. Paste or tape the examples to a piece of paper, leave room for some writing.3. Next to each example you cut out, write what theme it represents and a sentence stating why it represents that theme.