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THE 5 THEMES OF GEOGRAPHY. I can identify and explain the five themes of geography. THE FIVE THEMES OF GEOGRAPHY. Location Place Human-Environment Interaction Movement Regions. LOCATION Where we are. Absolute Location

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I can identify and explain

the five themes of geography


The five themes of geography
THE FIVE THEMES OF GEOGRAPHY

  • Location

  • Place

  • Human-Environment Interaction

  • Movement

  • Regions


Location where we are
LOCATIONWhere we are.

  • Absolute Location

    • A latitude and longitude (global location) or a street address (local location).

      • Washington D.C

        39 Degrees N

        77 Degrees W

      • The White House is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

  • Relative Location

    • Described by landmarks, time, direction or distance. From one place to another.

      • Washington D.C. is located on the east coast of the US.


Place
PLACE

What is it like there, what kind of place is it? Describes place in terms of both physical and human characteristics.

Physical Characteristics

Landforms (mountains, rivers, etc.), climate, vegitation, wildlife, soil, etc.

  • Human Characteristics

    • What are the main languages, customs, and beliefs.

    • How many people live, work, and visit a place.


Human environment interaction
HUMAN-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTION

  • How humans and the environment have affected each other.

    • We depend on it.

      • People depend on the Tennessee River for water and transportation.

    • We modify it.

      • People modify our environment by

        heating and cooling buildings for comfort.

    • We adapt to it.

      • We adapt to the environment by wearing

        clothing suitable for summer (shorts) and

        winter (coats), rain and shine.


Movement
MOVEMENT

  • Movement is how people, goods, and ideas are moved from place to place.

    • Human Movement

      • Trucks, Trains, Planes

    • Information Movement

      • Phones, computer (email), mail

    • Idea Movement

      • How do fads move from place to place?

        TV, Radio, Magazines


Regions
REGIONS

  • Regions are areas that share some common characteristics.

    • Formal Regions

      • Regions defined by governmental or administrative boundaries (States, Countries, Cities)

      • Regions defined by similar characteristics (Corn Belt, Rocky Mountain region, Chinatown).

    • Functional Regions

      • Regions defined by a function (newspaper service area, cell phone coverage area).


Remembering the 5 themes
Remembering the 5 themes

  • If you can’t remembering what they are just ask MR. HELP!!!

    • M – Movement

    • R – Regions

    • HE – Human Environment interaction

    • L – Location

    • P - Place


Your assignment
Your assignment

  • Use pages 35-40 of your Social Studies Book as a resource and answer questions on page 10 and 11 in your Blue Workbook.


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