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Title: THE 5 THEMES OF GEOGRAPHY


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THE 5 THEMES OF GEOGRAPHY
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I can identify and explain the five themes of
geography
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THE FIVE THEMES OF GEOGRAPHY
  • Location
  • Place
  • Human-Environment Interaction
  • Movement
  • Regions

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LOCATION Where we are.
  • Absolute Location
  • A latitude and longitude (global location) or a
    street address (local location).
  • Washington D.C
  • 39 Degrees N
  • 77 Degrees W
  • The White House is located at 1600 Pennsylvania
    Ave.
  • Relative Location
  • Described by landmarks, time, direction or
    distance. From one place to another.
  • Washington D.C. is located on the east coast of
    the US.

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PLACE
  • What is it like there, what kind of place is it?
    Describes place in terms of both physical and
    human characteristics.
  • Human Characteristics
  • What are the main languages, customs, and
    beliefs.
  • How many people live, work, and visit a place.
  • Physical Characteristics
  • Landforms (mountains, rivers, etc.), climate,
    vegitation, wildlife, soil, etc.

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HUMAN-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTION
  • How humans and the environment have affected
    each other.
  • We depend on it.
  • People depend on the Tennessee River for water
    and transportation.
  • We modify it.
  • People modify our environment by
  • heating and cooling buildings for comfort.
  • We adapt to it.
  • We adapt to the environment by wearing
  • clothing suitable for summer (shorts) and
  • winter (coats), rain and shine.

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MOVEMENT
  • Movement is how people, goods, and ideas are
    moved from place to place.
  • Human Movement
  • Trucks, Trains, Planes
  • Information Movement
  • Phones, computer (email), mail
  • Idea Movement
  • How do fads move from place to place?
  • TV, Radio, Magazines

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REGIONS
  • Regions are areas that share some common
    characteristics.
  • Formal Regions
  • Regions defined by governmental or administrative
    boundaries (States, Countries, Cities)
  • Regions defined by similar characteristics (Corn
    Belt, Rocky Mountain region, Chinatown).
  • Functional Regions
  • Regions defined by a function (newspaper service
    area, cell phone coverage area).

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

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Your assignment
  • Use pages 35-40 of your Social Studies Book as a
    resource and answer questions on page 10 and 11
    in your Blue Workbook.
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