2 What is Geography?Study of the earth and the way people live and work on it.Means “earth’s description.”Will help you understand the history of a civilizationUses 5 themes to explain what a place is like and why it is like that.
3 The 5 Themes of Geography LocationPlaceHuman/Environmental InteractionMovementRegions
15 Theme 3: Human Environment Interaction How People Interact With Their EnvironmentPeople . . .Adapt to Their EnvironmentModify Their EnvironmentDepend on Their EnvironmentExample: American Westward Expansion of the 1800s.
21 Theme 4: Movement How places are linked to one another and the world. The Mobility of:PeopleGoodsIdeasExamples:ReligionLanguagesCultures
22 Theme 5: Regions What places have in common: Political Regions (United States, New Jersey)Landform Regions (rivers, mountains)Agricultural Regions (Farmland, wheat, corn)Cultural Regions (language, arts)