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Title: What is Geography? Themes and Essential Elements Author: Brock Last modified by: Brock Created Date: 9/2/2011 5:00:19 PM Document presentation format – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: What is Geography?


1
What is Geography?
  • Geography? the study of the
  • Geographers study
  • How the
  • How our activities
  • How the world

2
What is Geography (continued)?
  • Human geography? the study of the
  • Human Geography studies
  • Where people
  • What people
  • Peoples

3
What is Geography (continued)?
  • Physical Geography? the study of
  • Physical Geography studies
  • Landforms
  • Atmosphere
  • Plants

4
How do we Study Geography?
  • Region? an area with one or more
  • Examples
  • Cities, states, countries, continents
  • Regions are defined by both physical and human
    features
  • Physical climate,
  • Human languages,

5
Types of Regions
  • Formal region? has one or more common
  • Formal regions can be based on population,
  • Functional region? different places that
  • Examples city transit system
  • Many are organized around a central point (ex
    shopping mall)

6
Last Region
  • The third region involves human perception? our
    awareness
  • Perpetual regions? regions that
  • Example back home, the South labeled as Dixie

7
Five themes of geography
  • Location? exact or relative
  • Place? physical and human
  • Human-Environmental Interaction? the way people
    and
  • Movement? how people and things change
  • Region? organizes Earth into geographic areas with

8
Six Essential Elements
  • The world in spatial terms
  • Places and regions
  • Physical systems
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