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World Geography. Six Essential Elements. The Six Essential Elements . The World in Spatial Terms Places and Regions Physical Systems Human Systems Environment and Society The Uses of Geography. 1.The World in Spatial Terms.

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World geography

World Geography

Six Essential Elements


The six essential elements
The Six Essential Elements

  • The World in Spatial Terms

  • Places and Regions

  • Physical Systems

  • Human Systems

  • Environment and Society

  • The Uses of Geography


1 the world in spatial terms
1.The World in Spatial Terms

  • Using maps and images (pictures) to gather information from a spatial perspective (view)


1 the world in spatial terms1
1.The World in Spatial Terms

  • Example:

    • Imagine the route (path) you take home from school everyday.


1 the world in spatial terms2
1.The World in Spatial Terms

  • Example:

    • Following a road map to drive on vacation


1 the world in spatial terms3
1.The World in Spatial Terms

  • Example:

    • Imagine the floor plan of your home.


2 places and regions
2.Places and Regions

  • The physical and human characteristics of a place that can be used to form regions or groups.


2 places and regions1
2.Places and Regions

  • Example:

    • Forming regions because of different climate zones.


2 places and regions2
2.Places and Regions

  • Example:

    • A country separated into regions based upon the languages that are spoken there.


2 places and regions3
2.Places and Regions

  • Example:

    • Grouping people by how much money they make.


3 physical systems
3.Physical Systems

  • Physical processes (systems/cycles) that shape Earth’s surface.


3 physical systems1
3.Physical Systems

  • Example:

    • The water cycle can help to form the Earth by allowing plants to grow.


3 physical systems2
3.Physical Systems

  • Example:

    • Water can physically shape the Earth.


3 physical systems3
3.Physical Systems

  • Example:

    • Erosion can shape the earth


3 physical systems4
3.Physical Systems

  • Example:

    • Food Chain


4 human systems
4.Human Systems

  • The characteristics of humans and how we are all connected.


4 human systems1
4.Human Systems

  • Example:

    • Our economies connect us. We share business and stores.


4 human systems2
4.Human Systems

  • Example:

    • The clothing you buy comes from all around the world.


4 human systems3
4.Human Systems

  • Example:

    • We are connected through technology.


5 environment society
5.Environment & Society

  • How humans and the environment affect each other.


5 environment society1
5.Environment & Society

  • Examples:

    • Cutting down a forest to build new homes

    • Tornadoes destroying a town

    • Diseases closing schools




6 the uses of geography
6.The Uses of Geography

  • Using geography to understand the past, present, and the future.


6 the uses of geography1
6.The Uses of Geography

  • Example:

    • We can use our knowledge about natural disasters to help keep us safe.


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6.The Uses of Geography

  • Example:

    • We know how pollution destroys the Earth, so now we can do something about it.



Hemispheres
Hemispheres

  • There are four hemispheres

    • Northern

    • Southern

    • Eastern

    • Western


Hemispheres1
Hemispheres

  • The Equator separates the Northern and Southern hemispheres.


Hemispheres2
Hemispheres

  • The Prime Meridian separates the Eastern and Western Hemispheres.


Continents
Continents

  • There are seven continents

    • North America

    • South America

    • Europe

    • Africa

    • Asia

    • Australia

    • Antarctica


Oceans
Oceans

  • There are fivemajor oceans.

    • Pacific

    • Atlantic

    • Indian

    • Arctic

    • Southern