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1Mr. Burton 1.2 notesPlease Grab: 1. Your folder. 2. Writing Utensil. 3. Answer the following question: Please write down what you feel are the FIVE themes in Geography.
2Five ThemesGeographers use themes that can be applied to nearly everything that they study.LocationPlaceHuman-Environment InteractionMovementRegions
3Location, Location, Location Location and PlaceLocation, Location, LocationEvery point on Earth has a location.Absolute location is a specific description of where a place is, such as an address.Relative location is a general description of where a place is.PlacePlace refers to an area’s landscape, the features that define the area and make it different from other places.Can include land, climate, and people
4Human Environment Interaction H-I, Movement, RegionHuman Environment InteractionAn area’s environment includes its land, water, climate, plants, and animals.MovementGeographers study how people interact with their environment.Study of why and how people move, including the roads and routes that make movement so commonRegionGeographers divide the world into regions.Make comparisons between regions to help geographers learn why each place has developed the way it has
5Six elements add to the ideas In addition to the five themes, geographers use a system of standards and essential elements.Identify the most important ideas in the study of geographyNational geography standards list 18 basic ideas that are central to the study of geography.Essential elements are based on the standards.Each element is a big idea that links several standards together.The six essential elements build on the five themes of geography, so they are closely related.
6The World in spatial terms How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspectiveHow to use mental maps to organize information about people, places, and environments in a spatial contextHow to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth’s surface
7Places and Region The physical and human characteristics of places How people create regions to interpret Earth’s complexityHow culture and experience influence people’s perceptions of places and regions
8Environment and Society How human actions modify the physical environmentHow physical systems affect human systemsChanges that occur in the meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources
9Uses of Geography How to apply geography to interpret the past How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future
10Exit-SlipPlease identify on an index card which YOU feel is the most important theme that which we have discussed today and why.**Must be a minimum of three sentences.**