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Title: 5 Themes of Geography


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5 Themes of Geography
  • World History I

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DEFINITION OF GEOGRAPHY
  • geography1 The study of the earth and
    its features and of the distribution of life on
    the earth, including human life and the effects
    of human activity.
  • The physical characteristics, especially the
    surface features, of an area.

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IN PLAIN ENGLISH
  • Geography is the study of the earth and
    everything on it.

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5 THEMES OF GEOGRAPHY
MOVEMENT
Human-Environment Interaction
PLACE
LOCATION
REGION
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WHERE DID THE 5 THEMES COME FROM?
  • The 5 Themes of Geography originated by the
    National Geographic Society to fulfill a need for
    geographers (people who study the earth and
    everything on it) categorize everything they
    learn. These 5 places are easy to remember.
    Just say the word PRILM.

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WHAT IS PRILM?
  • PRILM is a mnemonic device that can be used to
    help remember what the 5 Themes of Geography are.
    Simply put, take the first letter of each Theme
    to create the word PRILM. They are
  • Place
  • Region
  • Interaction (Human-Environment)
  • Location
  • Movement

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Theme 1 PlacePhysical Characteristics
  • Land Features
  • Mountains, plains, and plateaus
  • Climate
  • Bodies of Water

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Theme 2 Regions
  • What Places Have in Common
  • Political Regions
  • Landform Regions
  • Agricultural Regions
  • Cultural Regions

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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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Theme 4 Location
  • Two Types of Location
  • Absolute
  • Relative
  • Where is It?
  • Why is It There?

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

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

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