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  1. The Five Themes of Geography

  2. The Five Themes of Geography • What do you guys know about the Five Themes of Geography?

  3. The Five Themes of Geography • The Five Themes help everyone to understand the world we live in. • How?? • What could these Themes possibly mean…

  4. The Five Themes of Geography • First lest go over who a Geographer is… • Geographer – Someone who studies the earth and its various cultures. • (Painting by Jan Vermeer entitled “Geographer” • .

  5. The Five Themes of Geography • Geographers use the Five Themes or ideas in order to study the world… • Who thinks they can name the Five Themes of Geography…

  6. Location • Theme # 1 – Location • Location – This is where something is located at specifically. • Where is North Plainfield located?? • .

  7. Location • Where is the Grand Canyon located? • Specifically its located in state of Arizona…

  8. Location • Mount Rainier is Located in Washington State in The United States

  9. Location • There are Two Types of Location. • 1) Absolute Location 2) Relative Location

  10. Location • Absolute Location – A specific area and great description of an area. • Example – Where are you right now exactly?

  11. Location • North Plainfield Middle School, North Plainfield, NJ, 07069, Room 113

  12. Location • Relative Location – A general area and description of where a place is located. • Example – What town and state are you guys currently located in?

  13. Location • North Plainfield…in New Jersey…kind of in the middle…on the east coast of the United States

  14. LOCATION Challenge • What building is this?? • Where is it located?

  15. LOCATION Challenge • Absolute Location: It s located on the western side of the city of Rome on the IV TemplumPacis road. • Relative Location: The relative location of the Coliseum is Rome, Italy.

  16. Place • Theme # 2 – Place • Place – Describes the physical and man made features that make an area unique. (Paris is know for its food and museums)

  17. Place

  18. Place • London…Capital City of England…Home of the Queen of England.

  19. Place

  20. Movement • Themes # 3 – Movement • Movement – looks at how and why people and other objects move from place to place.

  21. Movement • E-mail…think about how this electronic signal travel across the world in just a few seconds

  22. Movement • Text messaging…

  23. Movement

  24. Regions • Theme # 4 – Regions • Regions – are areas that share common characteristics.

  25. Regions • A desert is defined by its distinctive climate and plant life.

  26. Regions

  27. Regions

  28. Human Environmental Interaction • Theme # 5 – Human Environmental Interaction • Human Environmental Interaction – The way that people interact with their personal environments.

  29. Human Environmental Interaction • Farming…

  30. Human Environmental Interaction

  31. Human Environmental Interaction • Recycling…

  32. Human Environmental Interaction

  33. Human Environmental Interaction

  34. Human Environmental Interaction

  35. Human Environmental Interaction

  36. Human Environmental Interaction

  37. Human Environmental Interaction

  38. Human Environmental Interaction

  39. Human Environmental Interaction

  40. The Five Themes of Geography… • Why do you think it is helpful to use the themes of Geography? • Any Ideas?