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Title: THE 5 THEMES OF GEOGRAPHY


1
THE 5 THEMES OF GEOGRAPHY
  • Notebook Assignment Information
  • Assignment 1
  • 5 Themes of Geography Notes
  • 10 Points

2
THE FIVE THEMES OF GEOGRAPHY
  • Location
  • Place
  • Human-Environment Interaction
  • Movement
  • Regions

3
LOCATION Where are we?
  • Absolute Location
  • A latitude and longitude (global location) or a
    street address (local location).
  • Paris, France is 48o North Latitude and 2o East
    Longitude.
  • The White House is located at 1600 Pennsylvania
    Ave.
  • Relative Location
  • Described by landmarks, time, direction or
    distance. From one place to another.
  • Go ½ mile west on Main Street, then turn at the
    Wendys

You are Here
4
PLACE
  • What is it like there, what kind of place is it?
  • Human Characteristics
  • What are the main languages? Customs? Beliefs?
  • How many people live there? Where do they work?
    Why do people visit this place?
  • Physical Characteristics
  • Landforms (mountains, rivers, canyons, etc.),
    climate, vegetation, wildlife, soil, etc.

5
HUMAN-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTION
  • How do humans and the environment affect each
    other?
  • We depend on it.
  • People depend on water for transportation,
    nutrition and energy
  • People depend on land to grow crops
  • We modify it.
  • People modify their personal environment by
  • heating and cooling areas for comfort.
  • We adapt to it.
  • People adapt to the environment by wearing
  • clothing suitable for summer (shorts) and
  • winter (coats), rain (umbrellas) and shine
    (sunglasses, sunscreen).

6
MOVEMENT
  • How are people, goods, ideas moved from place to
    place?
  • Human Movement
  • Trucks, Trains, Planes, Boats
  • Information Movement
  • Internet, cell phones, mail, social media
  • Idea Movement
  • How do trends move from place to place?
  • Internet, magazines, newspapers, social media

7
REGIONS
  • How are Regions similar to and different from
    places?
  • A region is an area that is defined by certain
    similar characteristics such as physical,
    natural, human, or cultural.
  • Regions are defined by government boundaries
    (States, Countries, Cities)
  • Regions are defined by similar characteristics
    (Cotton Kingdom, Rocky Mountains, Chinatown).
  • Regions are defined by functions (school
    boundary, cell phone coverage area, religious
    congregation).

8
Remembering the 5 Themes
  • If you cant remember what they are just ask MR.
    HELP!!!
  • M Movement
  • R Regions
  • HE Human Environment interaction
  • L Location
  • P - Place

9
5-Themes Chart
10
Your Assignment..
  • Write down 2 examples of each themehowever, you
    must use new examplesnot ones weve already
    discussed in class.
  • You will be called on to share one or more of
    your examples with the class, and the class will
    then guess which theme is it therefore, you need
    to make sure youve done a great job thinking of
    good, solid examples.
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