Presentation on theme: "Five Themes of Geography G2-G3 Location Place Human/Environment Interaction Region Movement."— Presentation transcript:
Five Themes of Geography G2-G3 Location Place Human/Environment Interaction Region Movement
Continents Continents: large bodies of land Seven continents Asia, Africa, Antarctica, Australia, Europe, North America, South America
Hemisphere Hemisphere means half of sphere Geographers divide the earth into four hemispheres
Latitude Latitude lines or parallels run east to west An imaginary line dividing the world into the Northern and Southern hemisphere is called the equator ~ 0 degrees Latitude
Longitude Running north to south are longitude lines or meridians These imaginary lines measure the distance east and west of the prime meridian 0 degrees longitude
Different Kinds of Maps Political Maps: show countries, states, cities, boundaries Physical Maps: show the earth’s natural features (mountains, plains) Elevation Maps: use color to show the height of land above sea level
Different Kinds of Maps Relief Maps: a physical map that shows changes in elevation Historical Maps: show information about the past or where past events took place Distribution maps: show how things such as language, religion, population, and rainfall are distributed throughout an area.