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Why do you think it is important to study Geography?. The Five Themes of Geography A Framework for Studying the World. Theme 1: Location. Two Types of Location Absolute Relative. Where is It? Why is It There?. Absolute Location. A specific place on the Earth’s surface Uses a grid system

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Why do you think it is important to study geography

Why do you think it is important to study Geography?


The five themes of geography a framework for studying the world

The Five Themes of GeographyA Framework for Studying the World


Theme 1 location

Theme 1: Location

  • Two Types of Location

  • Absolute

  • Relative

  • Where is It?

  • Why is It There?


Absolute location

Absolute Location

  • A specific place on the Earth’s surface

  • Uses a grid system

  • Latitude and longitude

  • A global address


Georgia

Georgia

Absolute Location

  • Georgia

    81°WLatitude

    28° N longitude

  • Atlanta

    33° 44' N Latitude

    84° 23' W Longitude


Absolute location1

Absolute Location

  • On your sheet of paper

    Identify the Absolute Location of your house


Relative location

Relative Location

  • Where a place is in relation to another place

  • Uses directional words to describe

    • Cardinal and intermediate directions


Georgia1

Georgia

  • Georgia is bordered by Tennessee on the north, Florida to the south, Alabama to the west and South Carolina to the east.

  • The Atlantic Ocean forms one of Georgia’s east coasts.

  • Georgia is one of the Southeastern States


Relative location activity

Relative Location Activity

  • On your sheet of paper describe the Relative Location of where you live (what are some identifying factors around your house?)


Theme 2 place physical characteristics

Theme 2: PlacePhysical Characteristics

  • Land Features

  • Mountains, plains, and plateaus

  • Climate

  • Bodies of Water


Georgia physical characteristics

Georgia: Physical Characteristics

Photos above: Steve Pierce

http://www.wetmaap.org/Cape_Hatteras/ch_tm_2.html


Theme 2 place human characteristics

Theme 2: PlaceHuman Characteristics

  • People

  • Culture

  • Language

  • Religion

  • Buildings and Landmarks

  • Cities


Georgia human characteristics

Georgia: Human Characteristics

http://www.rivinus.com/camerastuff/charlotte_nc.htm

National Geographic Magazine

Top right:http://graphics.fansonly.com/photos/schools/unc/nonsport/school-bio/unc-oldwell2-lg.jpg


Why do you think it is important to study geography

Activity

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Theme 3 human environment interaction

Theme 3: Human Environment Interaction

How People Interact With Their Environment

People . . .

  • Adapt to Their Environment

  • Modify Their Environment

  • Depend on Their Environment

http://www.fotosearch.com/comp/corbis/DGT119/BAG0017.jpg


Georgia human environment interaction

Georgia: Human Environment Interaction

http://aam.wcu.edu/grant/images/Fontana%20Dam%20Shirley.jpg

http://www.dukemagazine.duke.edu/dukemag/issues/091002/images/mallc.jpg

http://www.ee.duke.edu/~sag8/Duke/02-03/PiKA/Fall%20Break/Fall_Break_02.htm


Activity

Activity


Theme 4 movement

Theme 4: Movement

The Mobility of

  • People

  • Goods

  • Ideas

    How Places are linked to one another and the world


Georgia movement

Georgia: Movement

http://www.marad.dot.gov/Gallery/MoreheadCity/pages/Ming%20Europe.htm

http://www.evertize.com/land/images/I-40-64%20interchange.JPG


Activity1

Activity

  • Human-Made Transportation Systems

    • List different Passengers

  • Natural Transportation Systems

    • List different Passengers


Theme 5 regions

Theme 5: Regions

What Places Have in Common

  • Political Regions

  • Landform Regions

  • Agricultural Regions

  • Cultural Regions


Georgia regions

Georgia: Regions

Steve Pierce

http://home.neo.rr.com/rodsphotogallery/NaturalWonders/SeaSand/Images/JockeysRidge.jpg

http://www.ncbbi.org/images/piedmont-images/piedmont-nc-heartland-golf.jpg

http://www.homestead.com/pncfa/files/piedmontmap.jpg

http://www.shorebirdworld.org/fromthefield/Images/Hatteras%20Light.JPG


Activity2

Activity

  • Physical Regions

  • List the items you would need to adapt to the environment when visiting your assigned region.

  • How many items would you have to buy?

  • What are some items that are unique to your region?

  • What are some items that are absolutely essential to your survival in your region?


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