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1 The Five Themes of Geography A Framework for Studying the World North Carolina Geographic Alliance PowerPoint Presentations 2007

2 Theme 1: Location Where is It? Why is It There? Two Types of Location Absolute Relative

3 Absolute Location A specific place on the Earth s surface Uses a grid system Latitude and longitude A global address

4 Wisconsin Absolute Location 915 Acacia Lane, Rhinelander, Wisconsin 45°38'48.04"N Latitude 89°23'34.42"W Longitude

5 Relative Location Where a place is in relation to another place Uses directional words to describe –Cardinal and intermediate directions

6 Wisconsin Wisconsin is bordered by Lake Superior on the north, Illinois on the south, and Minnesota on the west. Lake Michigan makes up Wisconsins east border. Wisconsin is one of the Great Lakes States

7 Theme 2: Place Physical Characteristics Land Features Mountains, plains, and plateaus Climate Bodies of Water

8 Wisconsin: Physical Characteristics

9 Theme 2: Place Human Characteristics People Culture Language Religion Buildings and Landmarks Cities

10 Wisconsin: Human Characteristics Photo © taken by and copyright by Jeff Dean Royalbroil

11 Theme 3: Human Environment Interaction How People Interact With Their Environment People... Adapt to Their Environment Modify Their Environment Depend on Their Environment

12 Wisconsin: Human Environment Interaction Jeff the quiet Photo taken by Bobak Ha'Eri webgal/slides/Wisconsin%20Winter.html

13 Theme 4: Movement The Mobility of People Goods Ideas How Places are linked to one another and the world

14 o_reopen_to_commercial_traffic/ Wisconsin: Movement

15 Theme 5: Regions What Places Have in Common Political Regions Landform Regions Agricultural Regions Cultural Regions

16 Wisconsin: Regions Nancy Gill/Shutterstock.com


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