Presentation on theme: "Geography: The Study of Places AND People"— Presentation transcript:
1 Geography: The Study of Places AND People Of the terms listed below, are there any you already know? Talk with yourneighbor about definitions you’re familiar with!Geography: The Study of Places AND PeopleTerms to tackle:GeographyLandformsClimateEnvironmentRegionResourcesSet up your paperto takeCornell notes!
2 What is culture?Do you have aculture?If so, what doesit include?GeographyGeography is the study of the earth’s physical and cultural features.These features include mountains, rivers, people, cities, and countries.Geography is broken in two parts;Physical geography and Human geography!
3 Physical Geography: Landforms Landforms are the natural features of the land’s surface.Some landforms include mountains, valleys, plains, and canyons.See if you and your neighbor can identify 5 examples of landformsfrom the picture above.
4 Get Ready to Test Your Knowledge of Famous Landforms Around the WORLD!!! The GrandCanyonMt. EverestOld FaithfulGeyserHawaiianIslands
5 Physical Geography: Climate Climate is the pattern of weather conditions in a certain area over a long period of time.Weather, however, is the conditions at a specific time and place.My city has cold winters. I’m talking about its ________.It is below freezing today. I’m talking about the _______.Fill in theblanks!
6 Physical Geography : Environment An environment includes all living and nonliving things that affect human life in an area.Environment includes climate, land, water, plants, soil, and animals.Talk to you neighbor about howwater, climate, and soil affecthumans.
7 What are the two main branches Human GeographyHuman geographers study humans and their cultures.Human geographers also study how the environment affects people.This is a picture of theDogon people of Mali.What are the two main branchesof geography?
8 Other Questions Human Geographers Might Research… What kindof workdo peopledo?What religionsdo peoplepractice?How do peoplewho live in desertssurvive?How do theyget theirfood?Why do somediseasesspread easilyin someenvironmentsand not others?With your neighbor, answer oneof these questions about yourenvironment.
9 Regions are basicallyways geographers organizeland or people intodifferentpieces.RegionsA region is an area with one or more features that make it different from surrounding areas.Regions can have different climates, physical features, different languages spoken by humans, and even different religions practiced by humans.Can you think of any otherRegions, or ways geographersMight organize land/people?
10 ResourcesResources are materials found in the earth that people need and value.Some early times essential resources included water, animals, and stones.An area’s resources has a huge affect on whether or notpeople choose to live in a particular area.
11 Recapitulate! Take some time to recap some of the information we discussed. I’m looking for 6-8 GREAT sentences.