Presentation on theme: "Geography’s Five Themes CORE CONCEPTS 1.2. Essential Question: What are Themes of Geography? Geographers use five different themes or ways of thinking."— Presentation transcript:
Essential Question: What are Themes of Geography? Geographers use five different themes or ways of thinking They help geographer’s two basic questions: Where are things located? What is it like there?
Theme one: Location Two types of location. 1. Absolute location- describes a place’s exact position on Earth in terms of longitude and latitude. -Your address is an example of an absolute location. 2. Relative location -the location of a place relative to another place. -
Where in the Universe is Cedar Lake, Indiana? Finding Absolute Location Create a flip book-Quiz tomorrow !
Theme two: Place Place refers to the mix of human and nonhuman features in a given location. May include geographic features such as mountains, lakes and rivers as well as climate. Example: Cedar Lake is a small town in Northwest Indiana that has hot summers, cold winters and a mild fall and spring season.
Theme three: Region A region is an area with at least one unifying physical or human feature such as climate, landforms, population, or history. Example: A desert is a region based on landforms and climate. A city on population and history. Chicago
Theme four: Movement Movement explores how people, goods (things) and ideas get from one place to another. Why are you living in Cedar Lake?
Theme five: Human-Environment Interaction Human-Environment Interaction considers how people affect their environment and how their environment affects them.