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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?.

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    1. Thinking Geographically Unit 1: Geography, It’s Nature and Perspectives

    2. Key Concepts • Locations of people • Reasons for distribution • Where? Why? • Globalization v. Local Diversity

    3. Physical Geography Where and Why?

    4. Human Geography Where and Why?

    5. 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?

    6. Hurricane Katrina

    7. 5 Themes of Geography • Location • Place • Region • Movement • Human-Environmental Interaction

    8. Three Concepts • Scale • Space • Connection

    9. 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

    10. Big Mac Attack • http://show.mappingworlds.com/world/

    11. Overview of the Reading • History of cartography • Scale • Projection • Contemporary Tools • Place • Regions • Scale, Space, and Connections

    12. Maps What is a map? What do they do?

    13. Map • Visual representation of the physical world • Can include: • Cultural landscape • Cities • Houses • People- Demographics • States- Countries • Physical Features • Mountains, Deserts, Rivers, Oceans

    14. 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?

    15. Historic Maps

    16. Art in Maps

    17. World maps

    18. World maps

    19. Political Maps

    20. Large Scale Artistic Maps

    21. Physical Maps

    22. Travel and Information

    23. Demographics

    24. Blueprints

    25. Mind Maps Mental image of your world.

    26. Scale

    27. Map Components • Compass • Neat Line • Title • Scale • Key