Thinking Geographically. Unit 1: Geography, It’s Nature and Perspectives. Key Concepts. Locations of people Reasons for distribution Where? Why? Globalization v. Local Diversity. Physical Geography. Where and Why?. Human Geography. Where and Why?.
Thinking Geographically Unit 1: Geography, It’s Nature and Perspectives
Key Concepts • Locations of people • Reasons for distribution • Where? Why? • Globalization v. Local Diversity
Physical Geography Where and Why?
Human Geography Where and Why?
Topical vs. Regional Approach • Instead of starting with a REGION and going over all of the issues in that PLACE… • We are going to start with the Issues and see how they apply to different places in different ways and ask WHY?
5 Themes of Geography • Location • Place • Region • Movement • Human-Environmental Interaction
Three Concepts • Scale • Space • Connection
Maps • Spatial perspective • Store reference material • Communicate information • Explain dynamic processes at work • Reveal patterns and help us think about the reasons for distributions of humans and activities
Big Mac Attack • http://show.mappingworlds.com/world/
Overview of the Reading • History of cartography • Scale • Projection • Contemporary Tools • Place • Regions • Scale, Space, and Connections
Maps What is a map? What do they do?
Map • Visual representation of the physical world • Can include: • Cultural landscape • Cities • Houses • People- Demographics • States- Countries • Physical Features • Mountains, Deserts, Rivers, Oceans
Cartography • Science/Art of map making • How accurate does a map have to be? • Scale • Symbols • Maps tell stories • What is the map trying to tell you?
Mind Maps Mental image of your world.
Map Components • Compass • Neat Line • Title • Scale • Key