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Title: The Five Themes of Geography


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The Five Themes of Geography
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What is Geography?
  • Study of the earth and the way people live and
    work on it.
  • Means earths description.
  • Will help you understand the history of a
    civilization
  • Uses 5 themes to explain what a place is like and
    why it is like that.

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The 5 Themes of Geography
  • Location
  • Place
  • Human/Environmental Interaction
  • Movement
  • Regions

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Compass Rose
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Theme 1 Location Where is It? Why is it There?
  • Two Types of Location
  • Absolute Location
  • A specific place on the Earths surface
  • Uses a grid system
  • Latitude and longitude
  • A global address

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Latitude
  • Horizontal lines measured in degrees north or
    south of the Equator (0 Latitude)
  • Lat rhymes with Flat

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Longitude
  • distance measured in degrees east or west from an
    imaginary line that goes from the North Pole to
    the South Pole

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Relative Location
  • The position of a place in relation to another.
    (Fair Lawn is north of Philadelphia)
  • Northwest
  • Northeast
  • Southeast
  • Southwest
  • North
  • South
  • East
  • West

Fair Lawn
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Practice New Jersey
  • New Jersey is boarded by New York to the
    _______and Pennsylvania to the _________.
  • The Atlantic Ocean forms New Jersey's
    ____________coast.

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Theme 2 Place Physical Characteristics
  • Land Features
  • Mountains, plains, and plateaus
  • Climate
  • Bodies of Water

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New Jersey Physical Characteristics
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Theme 2 Place Human Characteristics
  • People
  • Culture
  • Language
  • Religion
  • Buildings and Landmarks
  • Cities

14
New Jersey Human Characteristics
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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
  • Example American Westward Expansion of the
    1800s.

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Adapt to Their Environment
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Modify Their Environment
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Modify Their Environment
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Modify Their Environment
  • Panama Canal
  • http//www.history.com/videos/panama-canal-locksp
    anama-canal-locks

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Depend on Their Environment
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Theme 4 Movement How places are linked to one
another and the world.
  • The Mobility of
  • People
  • Goods
  • Ideas
  • Examples
  • Religion
  • Languages
  • Cultures

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Theme 5 Regions
  • What places have in common
  • Political Regions (United States, New Jersey)
  • Landform Regions (rivers, mountains)
  • Agricultural Regions (Farmland, wheat, corn)
  • Cultural Regions (language, arts)
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