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  1. CHAPTER 1 SECTION 2 NOTES

  2. THE FIVE THEMES OF GEOGRAPHY • Location • Place • Human-Environment Interaction • Movement • Regions

  3. LOCATIONDescribes where something is… • Absolute Location • Site’s location expressed in specific or absolute terms, such as an address • Paris, France is 49o North Latitude and 2o East Longitude. • The White House is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. • Relative Location • Site’s location expressed in general terms • Canada in N of USA • Westridge is across from Oak Park Mall You are Here

  4. PLACE Describes the features that make a site UNIQUE Refers to an areas landscape, land, climate, plants and animals

  5. REGIONS • Areas that share COMMON characteristics

  6. MOVEMENT Looks at how and why people and things move • Human Movement • Trucks, Trains, Planes • Information Movement • Phones, computer (email), mail • Idea Movement • How do fads move from place to place? TV, Radio, Magazines

  7. HUMAN-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTION • Includes its land, water, climate, plants and animals • People affect environment: • Dam rivers to prevent flooding • Environment affects people: • In cold weather we wear coats

  8. Remembering the 5 themes • If you can’t remember what they are just ask MR. HELP!!! • M – Movement • R – Regions • HE – Human Environment interaction • L – Location • P - Place

  9. Geographers study the world by using: A System of Standards & Essential Elements These identify the most important ideas in the study of geography

  10. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHY STANDARDS 18 basic ideas that are central to the study of geography

  11. 6 ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS The world in spatial terms Places & regions Physical systems Human systems Environment & society The uses of geography

  12. Last but not least… The 6 Essential Elements build on the 5 Themes. The uses of geography are NOT covered in the 5 Themes