2 GeographyDEFINITIONIs the study of where people, places and things are locatedWays that different things relate to each other at specific placesWays that places connect with each other
3 1. Location Tells you where a place is on Earth Absolute Location: Exact coordinates using latitude and longitude.Latitude – Imaginary lines drawn from east to west, measuring north and south of the equator.Longitude – Imaginary lines drawn north to south, measuring east and west of the prime meridian.
4 1. LocationRelative Location: the location of a place based on its position to another place.Example: a place is N,E,S,W of another place
5 2.PlaceThe study of physical features and human characteristics of a placeExamples:Physical: landforms, rivers, lakes, climate, soil, etc.Human Characteristics: religious beliefs, settlement patterns, languages, etc.
6 3. Human-Environment Interaction How humans adapt to and modify the environment.Humans shape the landscape through their interaction with the land.Examples: dams, cutting trees, canals