Presentation on theme: "Intro Unit Vocabulary Location: Absolute Location & Relative Location"— Presentation transcript:
1 Intro Unit Vocabulary Location: Absolute Location & Relative Location PlaceHuman-environmental InteractionMovementRegionsContinentEnvironmentEquatorLatitudeLongitudeHemispherePrime MeridianYou may use the following notes,Internet, dictionary, etc., to definethese terms.
3 A) LOCATION Where are we? (1) Describes where places are on earth(2) Types of Location:(aa) ABSOLUTE: exact location on earth (fixed)- Doesn’t changeLatitude/LongitudeHemispheresGrid SystemAddress(bb) RELATIVE: compared to otherplaces (variable) / Changes aredependent upon comparisonsMilesDistanceDirectionBGJHSLatitude - Longitude: , Lat: 36° 57' " Long: -86° 27' "
4 What is it like there, & what kind of place is it? B) PLACE– people, culture, language, religion, buildings, landmarks, cities, etc.What is it like there, & what kind of place is it?(1) HumanCharacteristics(aa) What are the main languages, customs, and beliefs?(bb) How many people live, work, and visit a place?(2) PhysicalCharacteristics(aa) landforms (mountains, rivers, etc.), climate, vegetation, wildlife, soil, 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.(bb) We modify it.People modify our environment byheating and cooling buildings for comfort.(cc) We adapt to it.We adapt to the environment by wearingclothing 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 Movementtrucks, trains, planes(bb) Information Movementphones, computer ( ), mail(cc) Idea MovementHow do fads move from place to place?TV, radio, magazines
7 E) REGIONS (1) How are regions similar to and different from other places?(aa) Formal RegionsRegions defined by governmental or administrative boundaries (states, countries, cities, etc.)Regions defined by similar characteristics (Corn Belt, Rocky Mountain region, Chinatown, etc.)(bb) Functional RegionsRegions defined by a function (newspaper service area, cell phone coverage area, etc.)(cc) Vernacular RegionsRegions 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.Make sure each pic has a caption describing it: At least two COMPLETE SENTENCES!