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What is Geography?. What is Geography?. Geography is the study of people, their environments, and their resources. Geographers ask how the natural environment affects us, and how we affect it. By showing how people and the land are related, geography helps explain the past and the present.

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what is geography1
What is Geography?
  • Geography is the study of people, their environments, and their resources. Geographers ask how the natural environment affects us, and how we affect it.
  • By showing how people and the land are related, geography helps explain the past and the present.
five themes of geography
Five Themes of Geography
  • 5 Themes of Geography
  • Location (absolute and relative)
  • Place
  • Human/Environmental Interaction
  • Movement
  • Regions
location
Location
  • Where is it?
  • Absolute location: given in degrees, latitude or longitude
  • Relative Location: depends on point of reference.
place
Place
  • Physical features and human features.
  • Climate, soil, plant life, bodies of water.
  • Historical Connection: People move to places where there are opportunities. Early colonists settled along the coasts for fish, and easy trade.
human environment interaction
Human/Environment Interaction
  • People adapt to and change their environment to survive and better their lives.
movement
Movement
  • The movement of people, goods and ideas. Occurs because resources are scattered unevenly around the world.
  • Historical Connection: Land Bridge Theory
regions
Regions
  • An area of the world that has similar, unifying characteristics.
  • Human, Physical, Cultural.
  • Think. Chinatown (cultural) Rocky Mountains (Physical)