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Brief Introduction to Geography Ireland / UK
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
Location Includes ABSOLUTE and RELATIVE location Absolute location is a places point on a globe or map Relative location is the places location compared to another place
Examples Of Relative Location London is 400 miles from Glasgow London is near the North Sea London is in the UK but very close to France
How does absolute location work? Imaginary lines of latitude run parallel to the equator (0º) on a globe or map Imaginary lines of longitude run north and south between the two poles – Primer Meridian (0º)
What is the Absolute Location of Cork?
Place A place is described by its physical and/or human characteristics physical - features including landforms, climate, and vegetation human - people who live there, political system, customs, economy, architecture, etc.
Human-Environmental Interaction How do people use their environment? How have they changed it? How have people responded to these changes
Movement As people, goods, and ideas move from place to place, they can change a places characteristics ex. - if communists invaded and overtook The United States, our countrys geography would change
Regions Set of places that have similar attributes ex - Chicago is in the Midwest ex – Iowa is in the Midwest Regions could be: –Political Regions –Landform Regions –Agricultural Regions –Cultural Regions –Climate Regions
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?