2 Theme 1: LocationLocation answers the question, “Where are we?”Location can be Absolute or it may be Relative.
3 Absolute LocationAn Absolute location is an exact location (latitude and longitude point or a street address).Paris, France is 48°51’ North latitude and 2.20’ East longitude6150 Old Jenks Rd. Apex, NC 27523
4 Relative LocationRelative locations are in comparison with other locations.They might be described by landmarks, time, direction or distance from one place to another.The Galapagos Islands are …Norway is ...
5 Theme 2: PlaceThe characteristics that describe a place.Places have both cultural and physical characteristics.What do you imagine when you think of Russia? Or Brazil?
6 Cultural Characteristics Cultural characteristics describe people.They include languages, buildings, roads, religions, sports, _______, and _______.
7 Physical Characteristics Physical characteristics are the natural features of the Earth, not created by humans.They include mountains, soil, wildlife, and…
8 Theme 3: Human/ Environment Interaction People modify and depend on our environmentPeople depend on the Atlantic Ocean for ...People modify the beach by…How do humans and the environment affect each other?
9 Theme 4: MovementPeople interact with each other through movement.People, animals, goods, and _______ all move.
10 Theme 5: RegionA region is the basic unit of study in Geography.A region is a group of places bound together by one or more characteristics.
11 5 Themes of Geography summary paragraph Compose a paragraph that summarizes the 5 Themes of Geography. Your paragraph should include the following sentences:Topic Sentence (Introduce what you will be talking about in your paragraph).Explain absolute and relative LOCATION.Explain cultural and physical PLACE.Explain HUMAN/ENVIRONMENT INTERACTION.Explain MOVEMENT.Explain REGION.Closing Sentence (Summarize what you have said in your paragraph).When you are finished, your paragraph will be 8-10 sentences long, and should demonstrate what you know about the 5 Themes of Geography based on your notes.
12 Geography v. History What is history? How is studying geography different than studying history?Which do we study in 6th grade social studies?