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Title: 5 Themes of Geography


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5 Themes of Geography
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The Five Themes of Geography
  1. Movement
  2. Region
  3. Human Environment Interaction
  4. Location
  5. Place

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Location Where are we?
  • Absolute Location
  • A latitude and longitude (global location) or
    street address (local location)
  • EXAMPLES
  • -Paris, France is 48 degrees North Latitude and 2
    degrees East Longitude
  • -The White House is located at 1600 Pennsylvania
    Ave.

4
Location Where are we?
  • Relative Location
  • Described by landmarks, time, direction or
    distance. From one place to another.
  • EXAMPLE
  • - Go 1 mile west on Main Street and turn left for
    one block.

5
Place What is it like there? What kind of place
is it?
  • Human Characteristics
  • -What are the main languages, customs and
    beliefs?
  • -How many people live, work and visit a place?

6
Place What is it like there? What kind of place
is it?
  • Physical Characteristics
  • - Landforms (mountains, rivers, etc.), climate,
    vegetation, wildlife, soil, etc.

7
Human Environment Interaction How do humans and
the environment affect 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 or shine.

8
Movement How are people, goods, and ideas 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, Internet, Twitter, Facebook

9
Regions How are regions similar to and different
from other places?
  • Formal Regions
  • Regions defined by governmental or administrative
    boundaries (States, Countries, Cities)
  • Regions defined by similar characteristics (Corn
    Belt, Rock Mountain Region, Chinatown)

10
Regions How are regions similar to and different
from other places?
  • Functional Regions
  • -Regions defined by a function (newspaper service
    area, cell phone coverage area)

11
Remembering the 5 Themes If you cant remember,
ask MR. HELP!
  • M-Movement
  • R-Regions
  • HE-Human Environment Interaction
  • L-Location
  • P-Place
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