25 Themes Geography can be broken down into 5 themes As we study Ireland and the UK, we can hopefully start to identify where these themes are present and use them to help us understand more about our destination
3Location Includes ABSOLUTE and RELATIVE location Absolute location is a places point on a globe or mapRelative location is the places location compared to another place
4Examples Of Relative Location London is 400 miles from GlasgowLondon is near the North SeaLondon is in the UK but very close to France
5How does absolute location work? Imaginary lines of latitude run parallel to the equator (0º) on a globe or mapImaginary lines of longitude run north and south between the two poles – Primer Meridian (0º)
7PlaceA place is described by its physical and/or human characteristicsphysical - features including landforms, climate, and vegetationhuman - people who live there, political system, customs, economy, architecture, etc.
8Human-Environmental Interaction How do people use their environment?How have they changed it?How have people responded to these changes
9MovementAs people, goods, and ideas move from place to place, they can change a places characteristicsex. - if communists invaded and overtook The United States, our country’s geography would change
10Regions Set of places that have similar attributes ex - Chicago is in the Midwestex – Iowa is in the MidwestRegions could be:Political RegionsLandform RegionsAgricultural RegionsCultural RegionsClimate Regions
11Keep in mind as we travel: Place – What makes the places we are visiting unique? What are their physical characteristics, but also, what are their human characteristics?Movement – What do we see in the UK that directly influenced us due to our colonial past relationships with Britain?Regions – How are the countries we visit, all one region? How are they broken up into small regions and what factors create those regions?