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1 Intro Unit Vocabulary -Location: Absolute Location & Relative Location -Place -Human-environmental Interaction -Movement -Regions -Continent -Environment -Equator -Latitude -Longitude -Hemisphere -Prime Meridian You may use the following notes, You may use the following notes, Internet, dictionary, etc., to define Internet, dictionary, etc., to define these terms. these terms.

2 I The Five Fundamental Themes of Geography

3 (1) Describes where places are on earth (2) Types of Location: (aa) ABSOLUTE: exact location on earth (fixed) - Doesn’t change Latitude/Longitude Hemispheres Grid System Address (bb) RELATIVE: compared to other places (variable) / Changes are dependent upon comparisons Miles Distance Direction A) LOCATION Where are we? BGJHSBGJHS Latitude - Longitude: , Lat: 36° 57' " Long: -86° 27' "

4 B) PLACE What is it like there, & what kind of place is it? (1) Human Characteristics (aa) What are the main languages, customs, and beliefs? (bb) How many people live, work, and visit a place? (2) Physical Characteristics (aa) landforms (mountains, rivers, etc.), climate, vegetation, wildlife, soil, etc. – people, culture, language, religion, buildings, landmarks, cities, etc.

5 C) HUMAN-ENVIRONMENTAL INTERACTION 1) How do humans and the environment affect each other? (aa) We depend on it. People depend on the Tennessee River for water and transportation.People depend on the Tennessee River for water and transportation. (bb) We modify it. People modify our environment byPeople modify our environment by heating and cooling buildings for comfort. (cc) We adapt to it. We adapt to the environment by wearingWe adapt to the environment by wearing clothing suitable for summer (shorts), winter (coats), rain (rain boots) and shine (sunglasses).

6 D) MOVEMENT (1) How are people, goods, & ideas moved from place to place? (aa) Human Movement trucks, trains, planestrucks, trains, planes (bb) Information Movement phones, computer ( ), mailphones, computer ( ), mail (cc) Idea Movement How do fads move from place to place?How do fads move from place to place? TV, radio, magazines

7 E) REGIONS (1) How are regions similar to and different from other places? places? (aa) Formal Regions Regions defined by governmental or administrative boundaries (states, countries, cities, etc.)Regions defined by governmental or administrative boundaries (states, countries, cities, etc.) Regions defined by similar characteristics (Corn Belt, Rocky Mountain region, Chinatown, etc.)Regions defined by similar characteristics (Corn Belt, Rocky Mountain region, Chinatown, etc.) (bb) Functional Regions Regions defined by a function (newspaper service area, cell phone coverage area, etc.)Regions defined by a function (newspaper service area, cell phone coverage area, etc.) (cc) Vernacular Regions Regions defined by people’s perceptions (middle east, the south, etc.)Regions defined by people’s perceptions (middle east, the south, etc.)

8 WTL/DTL Assignment: Use your Internet, magazine, or your own pics or drawings to describe your life based on The Five Fundamental Themes of Geography.Use your Internet, magazine, or your own pics or drawings to describe your life based on The Five Fundamental Themes of Geography. Make sure each pic has a caption describing it: At least two COMPLETE SENTENCES!Make sure each pic has a caption describing it: At least two COMPLETE SENTENCES!


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