Presentation on theme: "The Five Themes of Geography A Framework for Studying the World"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Five Themes of Geography A Framework for Studying the World
2 Theme 1: Location Two Types of Location Ask yourself… Where is It? AbsoluteRelativeAsk yourself…Where is It?Why is It There?
3 Absolute Location A specific place on the Earth’s surface Latitude and longitudeA global address
4 Rhode Island Absolute Location Cranston, RI 41° N Latitude 71° W longitude
5 Relative LocationWhere a place is in relation to another place, such as borders or states or citiesUses directional words to describeCardinal and intermediate directions
6 RHODE ISLAND: Relative Location Rhode Island is bordered by Rhode Island to the north and east, Connecticut to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south.Rhode Island is part of the New England Region and is located in the Northeastern part of the United States.
7 Theme 2: Place Physical Characteristics Land FeaturesMountains, plains, and plateausClimateBodies of Water
8 Rhode Island: Physical Characteristics Rhode Island's climate is usually mild, but in summer and winter, weathers can get extremely high or low.Rhode Island: Physical CharacteristicsNarragansett BayJerimoth Hill: 812 ftFoster, RI
9 Theme 2: Place Human Characteristics PeopleCultureLanguageReligionBuildings and LandmarksCities
10 Rhode Island : Human Characteristics Providence, RI Capitol BuildingNewport Bridge and Rose Island LighthouseRhode Island slang wicked: used to describe something that is super awesome, very cool, or clever.Coffee Milk: one of Rhode Island’s favorite family beverages.
11 Theme 3: Human Environment Interaction How People Interact With Their EnvironmentPeople . . .Adapt to theirenvironmentchange their environmentDepend on their environment
12 Rhode Island: Human Environment Interaction Adapt to weather and jobsChange the environment: build Bridges
13 Theme 4: Movement The Mobility of People Goods-Products Ideas How Places are linked to one another and the world