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1 Geography 12

2 The Five Themes of Geography Location Nature of Place Relationships Between Places Regions Movement

3 Location Location of a place can be expressed in terms of its proximity or distance from another place. Absolute location pinpoints a place on the surface of the Earth. It is based on a grid system such as latitude and longitude. “Where is it?”

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8 Examples of Location: Latitude and Longitude UTM Grid References Topographic features

9 Nature of Place The physical, natural, and human characteristics that describe a place and distinguish it from other places. “What is it like when you get there?”

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11 Examples of Place: Topography Climate Cultural features Economics …

12 Relationships Between Places The nature of the interactions between physical, natural, and human environments, and the consequences of those interactions for people and places. “What is happening there?”

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16 Examples of Relationships Between People and Place: How one aspect depends on another (abiotic and biotic) How one aspect adapts to another apsect (abiotic and biotic) How one element can modify the environment for all the other aspects (biotic and abiotic)

17 Regions Areas that have similar characteristics, according to a set of chosen criteria. Regions are the basic units of geographic study “What is it similar to?”

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20 Example of Regions: Common or distinctive characteristics (human, natural, abiotic or biotic) – Ethnic Regions – Physiographic Regions – Climate Regions – Language Regions – …

21 Movement The interactions, interrelationships, and interdependencies of people and places across the face of the Earth. Movement can involve ideas, information, communications of many kinds, as well as the physical movement of people and goods. “What is going where and why?”

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26 Examples of Movement: Identify patterns of movement with living populations Identify patterns with physical systems of the earth

27 Fg&feature=related I8&feature=related Review of: The Five Themes of Geography


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