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THE FIVE THEMES OF GEOGRAPHY LOCATION -- Absolute and Relative REGION PLACE MOVEMENT HUMAN ENVIRONMENT INTERACTION Modify or Adapt
In order to properly destroy the Earth, Marvin needs to study the Five Themes of Geography. Follow along and take notes. Five Themes Rap
Every place on Earth has an absolute and relative location.
Absolute location can be longitude and latitude Absolute location can be a street address, or even…. LOCATION ANSWERS “WHERE IS IT?”
Exactly where you live Taken to the extreme, it can be as detailed as where you are sitting.
RELATIVE LOCATION ANSWERS “WHERE IS IT” IN RELATION TO ANOTHER LOCATION YOU MIGHT BE FAMILIAR WITH. Where would you find the “Creole” apartments? Just a few blocks north of the Galleria. How would you tell someone where the closest Target was?
Could you tell me how to find Buffalo, Texas? About 130 miles north of Houston on I-45, or…. About 2 ½ hours north of Houston on I-45.
MOVEMENT – How do ideas move? Technology has continually improved our ability to communicate ideas across the globe.
Why do people move? Push factors: Push people away. Wars, famine, lack of jobs, climate, etc. Pull factors: Pull people towards. Opportunities, jobs, climate, etc.
When dealing with movement, there are two types we deal with. Linear movement – movement in distance. How far is it from here to there in miles, feet etc… In a small town, you might tell someone it is four miles to the next gas station. In Houston, how do you tell someone how far it is to the Galleria? We use time. How would you tell someone how far away the Galleria is from here on a Sunday? During rush hour? This is “time” or “physiological” distance.
An area that has unifying characteristics (an area with something in common.) What would you call the “region” we live in? 1. 2. 3. 4. REGION END
The Five Themes of Geography can be used to explain and identify virtually every space on the planet.
West, South, Southwest, Gulf Coast, Northwest Houston, Cypress, ????? Which map is correct? They are both correct. Region simply means areas that have something in common. End L
Region An area that has unifying characteristics A formal region has defined boundaries such as New York City, or Texas.
A perceptual region is an area that we are all familiar with, yet there are not distinctive boundaries. Where are the “welcome to Cypress Fairbanks signs?
A functional region has a particular area that some entity serves. A functional region covers only a certain area.