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Five Themes of Geography. Location Regions Place Movement Interaction. Location. Where is it??? Give an exact location. 701 Church St. Moscow, PA 18444. Give a relative location. Between the dumpster and the tricycle. Absolute Location. A location that gives an exact location.

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five themes of geography

Five Themes of Geography

Location

Regions

Place

Movement

Interaction

location
Location

Where is it???

Give an exact location.

701 Church St. Moscow, PA 18444.

Give a relative location.

Between the dumpster and the tricycle.

absolute location
Absolute Location
  • A location that gives an exact location.
    • Examples – address, latitude and longitude coordinates (10.65°N (latitude), 71.6°W (longitude))
relative location
Relative Location
  • Gives a position of one place by referring to another place.
    • Examples – Mendicinos Pizza (near Bill’s shoprite plaza/McDonald’s)
regions
Regions

Areas that share at least one common feature.

Examples of regions –

* Countries

* States > Political Regions

* Cities

regions continued
Regions Continued
  • People who live in a region fall under the same type of government.
  • Another feature of regions can be the climate and culture.
place
Place
  • Identifies the natural and human features that make one place different from every other place.
  • Identify places by, landforms, climate, plants, animals, people, language or culture.
movement
Movement
  • “How do people, goods, and ideas move from place to place?”
  • What happens in one place affects another place.
  • Examples…
interactions
Interactions
  • Focuses on the relationship between people and the environment.
  • When people live in an area they tend to make changes to it over time. Normally to make living easier.
  • Examples…