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Title: The Five Themes of Geography A Framework for Studying the World


1
The Five Themes of Geography A Framework for
Studying the World
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Theme 1 Location
  • Two Types of Location
  • Absolute
  • Relative
  • Where is It?
  • Why is It There?

3
Absolute Location
  • A specific place on the Earths surface
  • Uses a grid system
  • Latitude and longitude
  • A global address

4
How Latitude and Longitude Form the Global Grid
5
North Carolina
  • Absolute Location
  • North Carolina
  • 36 N Latitude
  • 79 W longitude

6
Relative Location
  • Where a place is in relation to another place
  • Uses directional words to describe
  • Cardinal and intermediate directions

7
North Carolina
  • North Carolina is bordered by Virginia on the
    north, South Carolina and Georgia on the south,
    and Tennessee on the west.
  • The Atlantic Ocean forms North Carolina's east
    coast.
  • North Carolina is one of the Southeastern States

8
Theme 2 Place Physical Characteristics
  • Land Features
  • Mountains, plains, and plateaus
  • Climate
  • Bodies of Water

9
North Carolina Physical Characteristics
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Theme 2 Place Human Characteristics
  • People
  • Culture
  • Language
  • Religion
  • Buildings and Landmarks
  • Cities

11
North Carolina 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

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

15
North Carolina Movement
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Theme 5 Regions
  • What Places Have in Common
  • Political Regions
  • Landform Regions
  • Agricultural Regions
  • Cultural Regions

17
North Carolina Regions
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