2 5 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
3 Location 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
4 Examples Of Relative Location London is 400 miles from GlasgowLondon is near the North SeaLondon is in the UK but very close to France
5 How 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)
7 PlaceA 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.
8 Human-Environmental Interaction How do people use their environment?How have they changed it?How have people responded to these changes
9 MovementAs 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
10 Regions 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
11 Keep 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?