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Five Themes of Geography. Theme #1: Location (Absolute & Relative) Absolute Location: the exact spot where something is found Example: Culver City High School is at 4401 Elenda Street. Relative Location: is where something is located in relation to other places

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five themes of geography
Five Themes of Geography
  • Theme #1: Location (Absolute & Relative)
  • Absolute Location: the exact spot where something is found
  • Example: Culver City High School is at 4401 Elenda Street
  • Relative Location: is where something is located in relation to other places
  • Example: Tito’s Tacos is located on Washington Place between the freeway & Sepulveda Blvd

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Theme #2 – Place
  • Place describes the physical surroundings that make a place unique
  • Example: Cities in Alaska are very cold
  • Example: Streets in Los Angeles are very crowded
  • Example: Streets in Big Bear Mountain are very windy
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Theme #3 – Human-Environment Interaction (HEI)
  • HEI is how people/animals interact with their environment, or how people/animals adapt to their environment
  • Example: People have changed the environment. The San Fernando Valley used to be all orange groves, due to population increases it has now become homes and businesses.
  • Example: The environment changes people. People that live in Alaska must wear heavy outer clothing.
  • Example: People change the environment: Because of over-hunting there are few Great White Sharks left in the world.
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Theme #4 – Movement
  • Movement is the transport of people, products, and ideas
  • Example: If I need milk and don’t have a car, I will get on a bus and go to the supermarket
  • Example: Hawaiian pineapples can be found at the local Ralphs
  • Example: The language we speak came from England
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Theme #5 – Region
  • A larger area with similar characteristics
  • Example: Spanish type homes are very common in the US Southwest
  • Example: Buddhism is the primary religion of SE Asia
  • Example: Outdoor sports are very popular in Southern California due to the weather