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1 What is Geography? The student will be able to: Define physical geography;Define human (cultural) geography;Explain the difference between physical geography and human geography.
2 What is Geography? Definition of Geography: The discovery of the world around us and how people interact with their surroundings.
3 What is Geography?There are two major divisions (branches) of geography:Physical Geography:The study of how that earth’s natural features vary from place to place. (surface of the earth)Includes the study of mountains and plains, weather and climates, plants and animals, and water resources, etc.
5 What is Geography?There are two major divisions (branches) of geography:Human (Cultural) Geography:The study of how people and their activities vary from place to place. (people of the earth)Includes politics, economics, culture, ways of life, clothing, history, religion, and language
6 Objective 1 – 2 The student will: Define Physical Geography. Define Human (Cultural) Geography.
7 Examples of Physical Geography What is Geography?Examples of Physical GeographyMeteorologyThe study of weather.CartographyThe study of map making.GeologyThe study of the history of the earth thru rock formations.AstronomyThe study of planets, stars, and other heavenly bodies.ZoologyThe study of animals.BotanyThe study of plants and plant life.VolcanologyThe study of volcanoes.
8 Examples of Human Geography What is Geography?Examples of Human GeographyEconomicsThe study of economic systems.MedicalThe treatment of illnesses and diseases in humans and animals.ReligionThe worship of a higher beingCultureA peoples way of lifeLanguageThe ways of communication between people.PoliticsThe study of systems of government.PopulationPeople, density, patterns, and trends
9 Objective 1 – 3 The student will: Define Physical Geography. Define Human (Cultural) Geography.Explain the difference between Physical and Human (Cultural) Geography.
10 What is Geography? Geo-Person Activity Using the notes from your foldable, create a geo-person that reflects the two branches of geography, and the examples given of the two branches.Use the following example as a guide.