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The Five Themes of Geography A Framework for Studying the World

The Five Themes of Geography A Framework for Studying the World

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  1. The Five Themes of GeographyA Framework for Studying the World

  2. The 5 Themes of Geography • Location • Absolute • Relative • Place • Physical Characteristics • Human Characteristics • Human Environment Interaction • Movement • Regions

  3. Theme 1: Location • Two Types of Location • Absolute • Relative • Where is It? • Why is It There?

  4. Absolute Location • A specific place on the Earth’s surface • Uses a grid system • Latitude and longitude • A global address

  5. Absolute Location • Indiana 40° N Latitude 86° W longitude • Indianapolis 39° 46' N Latitude 86° 9' W Longitude

  6. Relative Location • Where a place is in relation to another place • Uses directional words to describe • Cardinal and intermediate directions

  7. 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.

  8. Theme 2: PlacePhysical Characteristics • Land Features • Mountains, plains, and plateaus • Climate • Bodies of Water

  9. Indiana: Physical Characteristics Brown County State Park Geist Reservoir

  10. Theme 2: PlaceHuman Characteristics • People • Culture • Language • Religion • Buildings and Landmarks • Cities

  11. INDIANAPOLIS: Human Characteristics Lucas Oil Stadium Indianapolis Motor Speedway

  12. 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

  13. INDIANA: Human Environment Interaction

  14. Theme 4: Movement The Mobility of • People • Goods • Ideas How Places are linked to one another and the world

  15. INDIANA: Movement

  16. Theme 5: Regions What Places Have in Common • Political Regions • Landform Regions • Agricultural Regions • Cultural Regions

  17. INDIANA: Regions White River State Park Noblesville Elementary School Districts Indiana’s 6 Congressional Districts