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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 North Carolina Absolute Location North Carolina 36° N Latitude 79° W longitude Chapel Hill 35° 55' N Latitude 79° 05' W Longitude

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

6 North Carolina North Carolina is bordered by Virginia on the north, South Carolina and Georgia on the south, and Tennessee on the west. The Atlantic Ocean forms North Carolina's east coast. North Carolina is one of the Southeastern States

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

8 North Carolina: Physical Characteristics Photos above: Steve Pierce

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

10 North Carolina: Human Characteristics National Geographic Magazine Top right:http:// graphics.fansonly.com/photos/schools/unc/nonsport/school-bio/unc-oldwell2-lg.jpg

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 North Carolina: Human Environment Interaction

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

14 North Carolina: Movement

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

16 North Carolina: Regions Steve Pierce


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