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Why do you think it is important to study Geography?. The Five Themes of Geography A Framework for Studying the World. Theme 1: Location. Two Types of Location Absolute Relative. Where is It? Why is It There?. Absolute Location. A specific place on the Earth’s surface Uses a grid system

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theme 1 location
Theme 1: Location
  • Two Types of Location
  • Absolute
  • Relative
  • Where is It?
  • Why is It There?
absolute location
Absolute Location
  • A specific place on the Earth’s surface
  • Uses a grid system
  • Latitude and longitude
  • A global address
georgia
Georgia

Absolute Location

  • Georgia

81°WLatitude

28° N longitude

  • Atlanta

33° 44' N Latitude

84° 23' W Longitude

absolute location1
Absolute Location
  • On your sheet of paper

Identify the Absolute Location of your house

relative location
Relative Location
  • Where a place is in relation to another place
  • Uses directional words to describe
    • Cardinal and intermediate directions
georgia1
Georgia
  • Georgia is bordered by Tennessee on the north, Florida to the south, Alabama to the west and South Carolina to the east.
  • The Atlantic Ocean forms one of Georgia’s east coasts.
  • Georgia is one of the Southeastern States
relative location activity
Relative Location Activity
  • On your sheet of paper describe the Relative Location of where you live (what are some identifying factors around your house?)
theme 2 place physical characteristics
Theme 2: PlacePhysical Characteristics
  • Land Features
  • Mountains, plains, and plateaus
  • Climate
  • Bodies of Water
georgia physical characteristics
Georgia: Physical Characteristics

Photos above: Steve Pierce

http://www.wetmaap.org/Cape_Hatteras/ch_tm_2.html

theme 2 place human characteristics
Theme 2: PlaceHuman Characteristics
  • People
  • Culture
  • Language
  • Religion
  • Buildings and Landmarks
  • Cities
georgia human characteristics
Georgia: Human Characteristics

http://www.rivinus.com/camerastuff/charlotte_nc.htm

National Geographic Magazine

Top right:http://graphics.fansonly.com/photos/schools/unc/nonsport/school-bio/unc-oldwell2-lg.jpg

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theme 3 human environment interaction
Theme 3: Human Environment Interaction

How People Interact With Their Environment

People . . .

  • Adapt to Their Environment
  • Modify Their Environment
  • Depend on Their Environment

http://www.fotosearch.com/comp/corbis/DGT119/BAG0017.jpg

georgia human environment interaction
Georgia: Human Environment Interaction

http://aam.wcu.edu/grant/images/Fontana%20Dam%20Shirley.jpg

http://www.dukemagazine.duke.edu/dukemag/issues/091002/images/mallc.jpg

http://www.ee.duke.edu/~sag8/Duke/02-03/PiKA/Fall%20Break/Fall_Break_02.htm

theme 4 movement
Theme 4: Movement

The Mobility of

  • People
  • Goods
  • Ideas

How Places are linked to one another and the world

georgia movement
Georgia: Movement

http://www.marad.dot.gov/Gallery/MoreheadCity/pages/Ming%20Europe.htm

http://www.evertize.com/land/images/I-40-64%20interchange.JPG

activity1
Activity
  • Human-Made Transportation Systems
    • List different Passengers
  • Natural Transportation Systems
    • List different Passengers
theme 5 regions
Theme 5: Regions

What Places Have in Common

  • Political Regions
  • Landform Regions
  • Agricultural Regions
  • Cultural Regions
georgia regions
Georgia: Regions

Steve Pierce

http://home.neo.rr.com/rodsphotogallery/NaturalWonders/SeaSand/Images/JockeysRidge.jpg

http://www.ncbbi.org/images/piedmont-images/piedmont-nc-heartland-golf.jpg

http://www.homestead.com/pncfa/files/piedmontmap.jpg

http://www.shorebirdworld.org/fromthefield/Images/Hatteras%20Light.JPG

activity2
Activity
  • Physical Regions
  • List the items you would need to adapt to the environment when visiting your assigned region.
  • How many items would you have to buy?
  • What are some items that are unique to your region?
  • What are some items that are absolutely essential to your survival in your region?