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Title: Five Themes of Geography


1
Five Themes of Geography
  • Location Place Interaction

Movement Region
2
GEOGRAPHY/HISTORY
  • Geography- the study of people, their
    environment, and resources
  • History is an account of what has happened in the
    lives of different peoples.

3
The Five Themes of Geography
  • Location
  • Place
  • Interaction
  • Movement
  • Region

4
Theme 1 LOCATION
  • Exact Location
  • Uses latitude and longitude to find the exact
    location of a place.
  • RELATIVE LOCATION
  • The location of a place in relation to some
    other places or objects.

5
Examples of Relative Location
  • Coxsackie is between Albany and Catskill.
  • Albany is between Canada and New York
    City.

6
Examples of Exact Location
  • Paris, France is 48o51' North
    latitude and 2.20' East longitude
  • - Florence, AL is 34o46' North latitude and
    87.40' West longitude

7
Theme 2 PLACE
  • PHYSICAL FEATURES such as climate soil, plant
    life, animal life, and bodies of water.
  • HUMAN FEATURES such as kinds of houses people
    build, means of transportation, religion, and
    languages spoken.

8
Theme 3 INTERACTION
  • Interaction between people and their environment.
    People have had to adapt to their changing
    environment.
  • For example The first Natives came to America
    across the land bridge hunting for food sources.

9
Theme 4MOVEMENT
  • Movement involves the movement of people from
    place to place,and the exchange of goods and
    ideas.

10
  • The first Natives came to America were searching
    for food.
  • Later people from all over the world came to
    America to escape religious persecution, in
    search of expressing their political views, and
    to escape famines.

11
Theme 5 REGION
  • A Region is an area of the world that has similar
    or unifying characteristics.
  • A region can be described as in a physical region
    or can be united by common cultural
    characteristics.

12
  • Chinatown in NYC
  • Your Neighborhood
  • The Rocky Mountains
  • The Everglades
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