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The Five Themes of Geography A Framework for Studying the World

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

2 Theme 1: Location Two Types of Location Where is It? Absolute
Relative Where is It? Why is It There?

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

16 Ohio: Regions Ohio's Five Physiographic Regions LAKE PLAINS

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