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The Five Themes of Geography A Framework for Studying the World. The 5 Themes of Geography. Location Absolute Relative Place Physical Characteristics Human Characteristics Human Environment Interaction Movement Regions. Theme 1: Location. Two Types of Location Absolute Relative.
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The 5 Themes of Geography • Location • Absolute • Relative • Place • Physical Characteristics • Human Characteristics • Human Environment Interaction • Movement • Regions
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 • Latitude and longitude • A global address
Absolute Location • Indiana 40° N Latitude 86° W longitude • Indianapolis 39° 46' N Latitude 86° 9' W Longitude
Relative Location • Where a place is in relation to another place • Uses directional words to describe • Cardinal and intermediate directions
Indiana- Relative Location • Indiana is bordered by Michigan to the north, Kentucky to the south, Illinois to the west, and Ohio to the east. • Indiana is one of the Midwestern States or Great Lakes States.
Theme 2: PlacePhysical Characteristics • Land Features • Mountains, plains, and plateaus • Climate • Bodies of Water
Indiana: Physical Characteristics Brown County State Park Geist Reservoir
Theme 2: PlaceHuman Characteristics • People • Culture • Language • Religion • Buildings and Landmarks • Cities
INDIANAPOLIS: Human Characteristics Lucas Oil Stadium Indianapolis Motor Speedway
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
Theme 4: Movement The Mobility of • People • Goods • Ideas How Places are linked to one another and the world
Theme 5: Regions What Places Have in Common • Political Regions • Landform Regions • Agricultural Regions • Cultural Regions
INDIANA: Regions White River State Park Noblesville Elementary School Districts Indiana’s 6 Congressional Districts