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Title: The Five Themes of Geography A Framework for Studying the World


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The Five Themes of Geography A Framework for
Studying the World
  • Based on National Geography Standards
  • Created by Ms. Panasyan, Instructional Coach for
    7th grade students

2
Theme 1 Location
  • Two Types of Location
  • Absolute
  • Relative
  • Where is it?
  • Why is it There?

3
Absolute Location
  • A specific place on the Earths surface
  • Uses a grid system
  • Latitude and longitude
  • A global address

4
CALIFORNIA
  • Absolute Location
  • Sacramento (capital city) 38º 34' N, 121º 29' W
  • Los Angeles (largest city) 34º 03' N, 118º 14'
    W

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Lets practice
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Relative Location
  • Where a place is in relation to another place
  • Uses directional words to describe
  • Cardinal and intermediate directions

7
California
  • California is bordered by Oregon
  • on the north, Mexico south, and Nevada and
    Arizona on the east.
  • The Pacific Ocean forms Californias west coast.
  • California is one of the Southwestern States of
    the US.

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Theme 2 Place Physical Characteristics
  • Land Features
  • Mountains, plains, and plateaus
  • Climate
  • Bodies of Water

9
CALIFORNIA Physical Characteristics
Mt. Shasta
Redwood Forest
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Theme 2 Place Human Characteristics
  • People
  • Culture
  • Language
  • Religion
  • Buildings and Landmarks
  • Cities

11
California Human Characteristics
GETTY MUSEUM
Downtown LA
Disneyland
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Theme 3 Human Environment Interaction
  • How People Interact With Their Environment
  • People . . .
  • Adapt to Their Environment
  • Modify Their Environment
  • Depend on Their Environment

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California Human-Environment Interaction
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Theme 4 Movement
  • The Mobility of
  • People
  • Goods
  • Ideas
  • How Places are linked to one another and the world

15
California Movement
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Theme 5 Regions
  • What Places Have in Common
  • Political Regions
  • Landform Regions
  • Agricultural Regions
  • Cultural Regions

17
California Regions
Steve Pierce
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Assignment
  • What does each theme look like?
  • 1. Create pictures, drawings, or symbols to
    visually represent each of the fives themes of
    geography.
  • Your picture should clearly describe the theme.
  • Be creative, and thoughtful.
  • 2.On page 7, write a paragraph explaining which
    theme is the most important for geographers to
    teach people about geography and why?
  • 3. On page 8, write a paragraph explaining which
    theme is your favorite in learning about
    geography and why?

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Criteria for completing 5 themes of Geography
Booklet In order to get an A on the assignment
I should have the following information
Vista Heading, Creative title of the project, ____/5
Movement tab ( description, colored picture, sentence) ____/5
Place tab (description, colored picture, sentence) ____/5
Location tab (description, colored picture, sentence) ____/5
Interaction (description, colored picture, sentence) ____/5
Region (description, colored picture, sentence) ____/5
My opinion page ( complete paragraph 5-7 sentences) correct grammar punctuation ___/10
The most interesting theme page(complete paragraph, 5-7 sentences) l correct grammar punctuation ___/10
Total points ____/50
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