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


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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?

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

4
ABSOLUTE LOCATION
  • State of Georgia
  • 8329.7'W 3242.8'N
  • Atlanta
  • 33º 44' N, 84º 23'

5
Relative Location
  • Where a place is in relation to another place
  • Uses directional words to describe
  • Cardinal and intermediate directions

6
RELATIVE LOCATION
  • Georgia is positioned in both the northern and
    western hemispheres.
  • Located in the southeastern region of the United
    States, a part of North America, Georgia is
    bordered by the states of Alabama, Tennessee,
    North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida, and
    by the Atlantic Ocean.

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

8
Georgia Physical Characteristics
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Theme 2 Place Human Characteristics
  • People
  • Culture
  • Language
  • Religion
  • Buildings and Landmarks
  • Cities

10
Georgia 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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Georgia Human Environment Interaction
  • Lake Oconee impounded by Wallace Dam, located
    just above Lake Sinclair near Eatonton
  • gravity-concrete dam, 120 feet high and 2,395
    feet long,
  • Since its completion in 1980, dam's
    321,300-kilowatt capacity nearly doubled the
    total output of Georgia Power's hydro generating
    system.

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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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Georgia Movement
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Theme 5 Regions
  • What Places Have in Common
  • Political Regions
  • Landform Regions
  • Agricultural Regions
  • Cultural Regions

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Georgia/USA Regions
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