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Title: Geography of the Americas


1
Introduction to World History
Section 1
The Tools of History
2
  • What is Geography?
  • Geography
  • the study of the earth and its land, water, and
    plant and animal life

3
Vocabulary
  • Geography
  • Continent
  • Landform
  • Climate
  • Vegetation

4
  • Question to Ponder
  • Why study Geography
  • in a
  • World History class?

5
  • Five Themes of Geography
  • Location
  • Absolute Location
  • Describes the exact position of a place on earth.
  • Uses latitude and longitude
  • Example
  • Relative Location
  • Tells where a place is in relation to other
    places.
  • Example

6
  • Place
  • Describes a locations features
  • Features
  • Physical Features
  • Occur naturally
  • Plants and animal life, soil conditions, and
    climate
  • Examples
  • Cultural Features
  • Created by human beings who live there
  • Examples

7
  • C. Human/Environment Interaction
  • Humans have changed the natural features of the
    earth to suit their needs.
  • Examples

8
  • D. Movement
  • Includes movement of people, goods, and ideas.
  • Immigration people who enter a country to
    settle.
  • Examples

9
  • E. Region
  • Areas that have something in common
  • Looks at
  • Physical Characteristics location, size,
    landforms, climate, soil, and natural vegetation.
  • Cultural Characteristics language, religion,
    government, or history
  • Examples

10
  • Climate and Weather Patterns
  • Climate the usual weather pattern of an area
    over a long period of time.
  • Weather condition of the earths atmosphere
    over a short period of time.
  • What affects climate?
  • Temperature
  • Precipitation
  • Latitude
  • Elevation
  • Currents

11
  • Question to Ponder
  • How does climate
  • affect peoples lives?
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