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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The study of Earth
1-Where are things on Earth located?
2-Why are those things there?
To find out where a place is located
Geographers use both cardinal and
intermediate directions to describe location.
The Prime Meridian
The distance north or south of Earth's equator, measured in units called degrees
A line of latitude
Thedistance east or west of the Prime Meridian [0 longitude, Greenwich, England], measured in units called degrees
A line of longitude
Halves of the Earth:
Geographers use Place to describe the
features of a location that make it
Place includes the human and physical
features of a specific location.
Geographers use Movement to explain how people, goods and ideas move from one place to another.
Geographers use Human-Environment Interaction to learn how people affect their environment and how their environment affects them.