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Title: The 5 Themes of Geography


1
The 5 Themes of Geography
Location
Place
Human-Environment Interaction
Movement
Regions
2
Location
  • Absolute
  • Latitude and Longitude
  • GPS system
  • Exact location on the globe Hemispheres, Prime
    Meridian, Equator, North and South Poles
  • Relative
  • Is the location close to other places?
  • Florida is south of Massachusetts
  • Cape Cod is on the East Coast

3
PlaceEvery place has features that make it
unique from all other places.
  • Physical Characteristics
  • Landforms- mountains, plateaus, plains, mesa
  • Vegetation- rain forest, desert plants, redwoods
  • Climate- average and extreme weather
  • Human Characteristics
  • How many people live, work or visit a place.
  • What are the languages, customs, and beliefs.
  • Government, economy

4
Human Environment Interaction
  • How do people interact with their environment
    (building a dam, cutting down trees, home
    construction)
  • How does the environment affect people
    (hurricanes, volcanoes, levees, drought, deer
    population)

5
Region
  • The area of land with one or more common
    characteristics.
  • Regions can have the same language, religion,
    historical background, landforms, and many other
    criteria.

6
Movement
  • Movement of people, products, information and
    earth
  • Plate tectonics and earthquakes are movement
  • People moving from one place to another to live.
  • Movement of information-technology.

7
How has Hurricane Katrina affected the 5 Themes?
  • What was the LOCATION of this event?
  • What made this area unique? PLACE
  • What was the common characteristic of the REGION
    and what impact did the REGION have on the
    surrounding area?
  • What evidence was there of HUMAN/ENVIRONMENT
    INTERACTION?

How was MOVEMENT involved during and after?
(People, communication, land)
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