Presentation on theme: "The 5 Themes of Geography"— Presentation transcript:
1 The 5 Themes of Geography LocationPlaceHuman-Environment InteractionMovementRegions
2 Location Where is it? Why is it there? Two Types of Location Absolute Relative
3 Absolute Location A specific place on the Earth’s surface Uses a grid system– latitude & longitudeA global address
4 Kansas: Absolute Location 96° WLenexa38°, 57’ N94°, 44’ W
5 Relative Location Where a place is in relation to another place Uses directional words to describeCardinal and intermediate directionsLandmarks, time, or distance
6 Rhode Island: Relative Location Rhode Island is bordered by Massachusetts to the north and Connecticut to the southRhode Island is on the east coastRhode Island is the NortheastKansas is a Midwestern state.
7 Place-The personality What is it like there?What kind of place is it?We look at the physical and human characteristics to identify a place.
8 Physical Characteristics- are natural Land featuresMountains, plains, and plateausClimateBodies of waterAnimalsPlant life
20 Regions What places have in common. Political regions (countries, states, counties, cities)Landform regions (Rocky Mountains, Death Valley)Agricultural regions (Cornbelt, Bread basket)Cultural regions (Chinatown, Little Italy)