Presentation on theme: "The 5 Themes of Geography Location Place Human-Environment Interaction Movement Regions."— Presentation transcript:
The 5 Themes of Geography Location Place Human-Environment Interaction Movement Regions
Location Where is it? Why is it there? Two Types of Location Absolute Relative
Absolute Location A specific place on the Earth’s surface Uses a grid system– latitude & longitude A global address
Kansas: Absolute Location Kansas 38° N 96° W Lenexa 38°, 57’ N 94°, 44’ W
Relative Location Where a place is in relation to another place Uses directional words to describe –Cardinal and intermediate directions –Landmarks, time, or distance
Rhode Island: Relative Location Rhode Island is bordered by Massachusetts to the north and Connecticut to the south Rhode Island is on the east coast Rhode Island is the Northeast Kansas is a Midwestern state.
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.
Physical Characteristics- are natural Land features Mountains, plains, and plateaus Climate Bodies of water Animals Plant life
Human Characteristics People Culture Language Religion Buildings and landmarks Cities Customs and beliefs How many people live, work, and visit a place.
Human-Environment Interaction How people interact with their environment People... – Adapt to their environment – Modify their environment – Depend on their environment
Human Environment Interaction Humans adapt to the environment.
Human Environment Interaction People adapt to their environment by wearing clothing that is suitable for the weather.
Human Environment Interaction People modify the environment by heating and cooling buildings for comfort.
Human Environment Interaction People depend on the Amazon River for water, food and transportation.
Movement The mobility of –People –Goods –Ideas How places are linked to one another and the rest of the world.
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)
If you can’t remember the 5 themes of Geography, just ask Mr. Help! M – Movement R – Regions HE – Human-Environment Interaction L – Location P – Place
Checking What You Know! For each of the following questions, identify which of the five themes of geography is being expressed.