Presentation on theme: "WELCOME!! Pick-up notes handout! "— Presentation transcript:
1 WELCOME!! Pick-up notes handout! Turn in autobiography/student information sheet to the tray on the corner of my deskGet out your pre-test from yesterday
2 Syllabus Quiz How many non-waived absences are you allowed to have? What is my bathroom/leaving class policy?What is my late policy?How many days do you have to make-up work when you are absent?What happens if you fail to put your first and last name on an assignment or the date?Are you required to keep a notebook in this course?What is your one subject spiral notebook going to be used for?Learning Activities account for 20% of your total grade; how are learning activities graded?What is my cell phone policy?What is my name?T/F Tests are always announced at least two days in advance.T/F There will be very few extra credit opportunities in this class.T/F Major in-class projects in this class will count as a test grade.T/F I do not stay after school to make-up absences.T/F Your bell ringers can be taken as a quiz grade at anytime.
3 The 5 Themes of Geography What are the 5 themes of geography and what is each theme about?LocationRegionPlaceMovementHuman Environmental Interaction
4 The Five Themes of Geography A Framework for Studying the World North Carolina Geographic AlliancePowerPoint Presentations2007
5 What is Geography?The study of the distribution and interaction of physical and human features on earthTools that geographers use: maps, photographs, graphic organizers, models, GIS and GPSThe 5 Themes of Geography—Location, Place, Region, Movement, and Human-Environmental Interaction help geographers study and describe the use of space
6 Theme 1: Location Two Types of Location Where is It? Absolute RelativeWhere is It?Why is It There?
7 Absolute Location A specific place on the Earth’s surface Uses a grid systemLatitude and longitudeA global address
8 North Carolina Absolute Location North Carolina 36° N Latitude 79° W longitudeErwin35°19′22″N78°40′19″W
9 Relative Location Where a place is in relation to another place Uses directional words to describeCardinal and intermediate directions
10 North CarolinaNorth 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
11 Theme 2: Place Physical Characteristics: Land Features like:Mountains, plains, valleys, and plateausClimateBodies of Water
12 North Carolina: Physical Characteristics Photos above: Steve Pierce
26 Region 1: Northwest Region 2: Southwest Region 3: North Central Region 4: South Central Region 5: Southeast Region 6: Mid-Atlantic Region 7: NortheastLandform Regions
27 REQUIREMENTS for EACH SECTION ActivityGroups will be formed and each group will create a poster illustrating, defining and describing each of the five themes of geography:REQUIREMENTS for EACH SECTIONTitleDefinition & explanation of termMin. of 2 examplesMin. of 2 pictures/illustrationsLocationPlaceRegionHuman Environmental InteractionMovement