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The Five Themes of Geography. Why Study Geography?. It affects where people live. It affects how people live. It affects the outcome of major events. The 5 Themes of Geography. Location Movement Region Place Human/ Environment Interaction. Theme # 1: Location. Where is it??.

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why study geography
Why Study Geography?
  • It affects where people live.
  • It affects how people live.
  • It affects the outcome of major events.
the 5 themes of geography
The 5 Themes of Geography
  • Location
  • Movement
  • Region
  • Place
  • Human/ Environment Interaction
theme 1 location

Theme # 1: Location

Where is it??

location
Location:
  • There are two types of LOCATION!!
  • Absolute
  • Relative
absolute location
Absolute Location:
  • Absolute Location is found by using…
  • Two specific line types
  • Latitude
  • Longitude
absolute location1
Absolute Location:
  • Latitude Lines

-also known as

parallels

Latitude lines are drawn from:

East to West

Latitude lines measure:

North to South

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Absolute Location:

  • The Major Line of LATITUDE is the:
  • Equator
  • It splits the Earth into:
  • the Northern and

Southern Hemispheres

define hemisphere
Define Hemisphere:
  • Half of a globe

(in our case the Earth)

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Absolute Location:

  • Longitude Lines

-also known as

Meridians

Longitude lines are drawn from:

North to South

Longitude lines measure:

East to West

absolute location2
Absolute Location:
  • The Major Line of LONGITUDE is the:
  • Prime Meridian
  • It splits the Earth into:
  • the Eastern and

Western Hemispheres

relative location
Relative Location:
  • Where an area is depending on where another area is!
  • For example: The Galleria Mall is across the street from the WP Public Library.
theme 2 movement
Theme # 2: Movement
  • How did they get there?
movement
Movement:
  • Movement describes how…
  • How people in one area contact people in other areas.
movement1
Movement:
  • What can move??

GOODS

PEOPLE AND THEIR PERSONAL STUFF

MONEY

IDEAS

movement2
Movement:
  • How can things move??

WORD OF MOUTH

COMPUTERS

FORMS OF TRANSPORTATION

SATELLITES

TELEPHONES

theme 3 region
Theme # 3: Region
  • How is this place like other places?
  • How is it different?
region
Region:
  • Areas that have something in common.
  • Regions can be:

BIG

or

small

region1
Region:
  • A region can be described by its physical features.
  • For example: In the Sahara Desert region in Northern Africa, many people value water.
region2
Region:
  • A region can also be described by its human features.
  • For example: Most people in the Middle East region

speak Arabic.

theme 4 place
Theme # 4: Place

What is it like there?

place
Place:
  • You can describe a place by its physical features and human features.

What place (state) is this?

place where is this place
Place: Where is this “place”?

Can you pick out the physical features?

Can you pick out the human features?

human environment interaction
Human/Environment Interaction:
  • How do we interact with our environment?
  • Who lives there and what do they do?
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HEI:

Human/Environment Interaction explains how people use and change their environment.

What humans do to nature and what nature can do to humans.

remembering the five themes
Remembering the Five Themes

Use the term

MR. HELP

M = Movement R = Region HE = Human Environment (Interaction) L = Location P = Place

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Geographic

Themes

Geographic

Themes

Geographic

Themes

Geographic

Themes

Geographic

Themes

Geographic

Themes

Can you place the phrase/term with the correct theme of geography?

Location:

Place:

Can you place the geographic term with the correct geographic theme!?!?

Location:

A

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Q

Location:

A

I

Q

Location:

A

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Q

Location:

A

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Q

Location:

A

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Q

Location:

A

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Place:

E

G

O

P

Place:

E

G

O

P

Place:

E

G

O

P

Five

Themes of Geography

Region:

Movement:

Movement:

D

L

M

Region:

C

F

K

Region:

C

F

K

Region:

C

F

K

Region:

C

F

K

Region:

C

F

K

Human/

Environment Interaction:

Cutting down forests

Your neighborhood

Sending a letter to a friend

Areas with little rainfall

Swiss chalets (log cabin) & high mountains = Switzerland

Texas is south of Oklahoma

Equator

Building roads

Southwest Asia

Visiting another country

On an island

The Western US

Planting crops

Latitude/longitude coordinates

Equator

Building roads

Southwest Asia

Visiting another country

On an island

Western US

A very hot climate

Planting crops

longitude

Equator

Building roads

Southwest Asia

Visiting another country

On an island

Western US

A very hot climate

Planting crops

longitude

Equator

Building roads

Southwest Asia

Visiting another country

On an island

Western US

A very hot climate

Planting crops

longitude

Equator

Building roads

Southwest Asia

Visiting another country

On an island

Western US

A very hot climate

Planting crops

longitude

Equator

Building roads

Southwest Asia

Visiting another country

On an island

Western US

A very hot climate

Planting crops

longitude

Human/Environment Interaction:

B

H

J

N

Human/Environment Interaction:

B

H

J

N

Human/Environment Interaction:

B

H

J

N

Human/Environment Interaction:

B

H

J

N

Cutting down forests

Your neighborhood

Changing your address

Written letters

Building new houses

Areas with little rainfall

Swiss chalets & high mts = Switzerland

Texas is south of Oklahoma

Cutting down forests

Your neighborhood

Changing your address

Written letters

Building new houses

Areas with little rainfall

Swiss chalets & high mts = Switzerland

Texas is south of Oklahoma

Cutting down forests

Your neighborhood

Changing your address

Written letters

Building new houses

Areas with little rainfall

Swiss chalets & high mts = Switzerland

Texas is south of Oklahoma

Cutting down forests

Your neighborhood

Changing your address

Written letters

Building new houses

Areas with little rainfall

Swiss chalets & high mts = Switzerland

Texas is south of Oklahoma

Cutting down forests

Your neighborhood

Changing your address

Written letters

Building new houses

Areas with little rainfall

Swiss chalets & high mts = Switzerland

Texas is south of Oklahoma

Human/Environment Interaction:

B

H

J

N