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Title: The 5 Themes of Geography


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The 5 Themes of Geography
  • Ways to view the world geographically

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Location Where is it?
  • Absolute Location
  • An exact spot anywhere on Earth
  • Use longitude and latitude
  • Relative Location
  • Position of a place in relation to other known
    places
  • Use cardinal directions (N, S, E, W) and landmarks

3
Place What is it like?
  • Physical Features
  • Describing a place using natural characteristics
  • Human/Cultural Characteristics
  • Describing a place using human features (culture,
    people, buildings, etc)

4
Region How are places similar or different?
  • Regions can be defined by many different types of
    characteristics
  • Formal regions
  • Nations, states, continents, counties, etc.
  • Functional regions
  • Free trade zone, European Union, NATO, etc.
  • Perceptual regions
  • New England, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East, ITP
    (Inside the Perimeter), etc.

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Human-Environment Interaction Where is it?
  • We use/adapt to the environment
  • People can change how they live in relation to
    the environment
  • We change the environment
  • People can change the environment to meet their
    specific needs

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Movement How do people, goods and ideas move
from one location to another?
  • Linear Distance
  • Measure movement in miles/kilometers
  • Time Distance
  • How long it takes to get from Point A to Point B
  • Psychological Distance
  • The way we view distance changes as we
    change/gain more experience
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