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The Five Themes of Geography. geography. The study of Earth. 1- What two questions do geographers ask when studying the Earth?. 1-Where are things on Earth located? 2-Why are those things there?. 2-List the Five Themes of Geography. Location Regions Place Movement

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geography
geography

The study of Earth

1 what two questions do geographers ask when studying the earth
1-What two questions do geographers ask when studying the Earth?

1-Where are things on Earth located?

2-Why are those things there?

2 list the five themes of geography
2-List the Five Themes of Geography

Location

Regions

Place

Movement

Human-Environment Interaction

3 why do geographers study location
3-Why do Geographers Study Location?

To find out where a place is located

Geographers use both cardinal and

intermediate directions to describe location.

cardinal directions
cardinal directions

north

south

east

west

intermediate directions write this down
intermediate directionswrite this down

northeast

northwest

southeast

southwest

6 what is the name of the line of longitude that marks 0 degrees of longitude
6-What is the name of the line of longitude that marks 0 degrees of longitude?

The Prime Meridian

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7-Which way of describing location is being used when a geographer explains that a river is located 250 miles north of San Antonio?

Relative Location

latitude
latitude

The distance north or south of Earth's equator, measured in units called degrees

parallel
parallel

A line of latitude

longitude
longitude

Thedistance east or west of the Prime Meridian [0 longitude, Greenwich, England], measured in units called degrees

meridian
meridian

A line of longitude

hemisphere
hemisphere

Halves of the Earth:

northern/southern

or

eastern/western

8 why is the study of the following 4 themes important to geographers
8-Why is the study of the following 4 themes important to geographers?

Regions

Place

Movement

Human-Environment Interaction

regions
Regions
  • Geographers use Regions to group places that have something in common.
  • Aregionhas a unifying human or physical features such as:
    • population
    • history
    • climate
    • landforms
place
PLACE

Geographers use Place to describe the

features of a location that make it

unique.

Place includes the human and physical

features of a specific location.

movement
MOVEMENT

Geographers use Movement to explain how people, goods and ideas move from one place to another.

human environment interaction
Human-Environment Interaction

Geographers use Human-Environment Interaction to learn how people affect their environment and how their environment affects them.