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1 What is Geography? The student will be able to: 1.Define physical geography; 2.Define human (cultural) geography; 3.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.

4 Objective 1 The student will: 1.Define Physical Geography.

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: 1.Define Physical Geography. 2.Define Human (Cultural) Geography.

7 What is Geography? Examples of Physical Geography Meteorology –The study of weather. Cartography –The study of map making. Geology –The study of the history of the earth thru rock formations. Astronomy –The study of planets, stars, and other heavenly bodies. Zoology –The study of animals. Botany –The study of plants and plant life. Volcanology –The study of volcanoes.

8 What is Geography? Examples of Human Geography Economics –The study of economic systems. Medical –The treatment of illnesses and diseases in humans and animals. Religion –The worship of a higher being Culture –A peoples way of life Language –The ways of communication between people. Politics –The study of systems of government. Population –People, density, patterns, and trends

9 Objective 1 – 3 The student will: 1.Define Physical Geography. 2.Define Human (Cultural) Geography. 3.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.

11 What is Geography? Geo-Person Example:

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