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The Five Themes of Geography A Framework for Studying History.

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1 The Five Themes of Geography A Framework for Studying History

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 Location Absolute Location North Carolina 36° N Latitude, 79° W longitude Springfield, Illinois 39ºN, 89ºW Chicago, Illinois 42ºN, 88ºW

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

6 North Carolina North Carolina is bordered by Virginia on the north, South Carolina and Georgia on the south, and Tennessee on the west. The Atlantic Ocean forms North Carolina's east coast. North Carolina is one of the Southeastern States

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

8 Examples of Physical Place Characteristics

9 Theme 2: Place Characteristics (continued) People Culture Language Religion Buildings and Landmarks Cities

10 Characteristics continued….

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 Human Environment Interaction

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

14 Movement

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

16 Regions Steve Pierce

17 Assignment Imagine you are going to travel to your favorite destination. Describe this destination using the Five Themes of Geography (Location, Place, Interaction, Movement, Region).

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