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1 The Five Themes of Geography A Framework for Studying the World

2 Theme 1: 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 and longitude A global address

4 OHIO Absolute Location Cleveland 41° 50’N Latitude 81° 68’W longitude Columbus 39° 96' N Latitude 83° 00' W Longitude

5 Relative Location Where a place is in relation to another place Uses directional words to describe –Cardinal and intermediate directions

6 OHIO Ohio is bordered by West Virginia on the southeast, Kentucky on the south, and Indiana to the west, Michigan to the north and Pennsylvania on the east. The Great Lakes/Lake Erie is also to the North. Ohio is one of the Mid Western States

7 Theme 2: Place Physical Characteristics Land Features Mountains, plains, and plateaus Climate Bodies of Water

8 Ohio: Physical Characteristics To the left- Lake Erie Shore erosion Above- The Appalachian Mountain Plataea

9 Theme 2: Place Human Characteristics People Culture Language Religion Buildings and Landmarks Cities

10 OHIO: Human Characteristics To the Right- Ohio State Stadium Below- Giant Ears of Corn in Dublin Ohio

11 Theme 3: Human Environment Interaction How People Interact With Their Environment People... Adapt to Their Environment Modify Their Environment Depend on Their Environment

12 Ohio: Human Environment Interaction Bottom Left Hand Corner- Bridge in Cincinnati Ohio Top Right Hand Corner- Easton Mall Bottom Right Hand Corner- Meander Reservoir

13 Theme 4: Movement The Mobility of People Goods Ideas How Places are linked to one another and the world

14 Ohio: Movement

15 Theme 5: Regions What Places Have in Common Political Regions Landform Regions Agricultural Regions Cultural Regions


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