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GEOGRAPHY the study of where places are, the study of people, their environments, and the resources available to them What are the 5 themes of Geography?
LOCATION 1.absolute – latitude, longitude 2. relative-- described by landmarks, time, direction, or distance from one place to another and may associate a particular place with another
A map of New York City which shows the absolute location of 76°W 42°N
PLACE 1.Physical Every place can be described in terms of it's physical characteristics, including land features, plants, animals, and even weather. 2. Human These features can include a place's buildings, man-made landmarks, and generally, anything that has been built by man.
The unique skyline of San Francisco makes it distinct from any other place.
REGIONS We categorize regions in two basic ways: 1.Physical: defined by landforms, climates, soils, and natural vegetations (ex: Great Plains of the United States, Australian Outback, Gobi Desert of Mongolia) 2.Cultural: distinguished by language, religion, lifestyle, politics, and common industry (ex: the Middle East, and the Amish religious enclaves of south-central Pennsylvania) Regions can be any size.
Assignment: Map out the directions from Americas H.S. to your home: 1. Draw a map 2. Give directions in your own words