Introduction to Geography: Five Themes of Geography - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

1 / 19
About This Presentation
Title:

Introduction to Geography: Five Themes of Geography

Description:

Introduction to Geography: Five Themes of Geography What is geography? Study of the distribution and interaction of physical and human features on the earth Five ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

Number of Views:338
Avg rating:3.0/5.0
Slides: 20
Provided by: NewO156
Category:

less

Transcript and Presenter's Notes

Title: Introduction to Geography: Five Themes of Geography


1
Introduction to Geography Five Themes of
Geography
2
  • What is geography?
  • Study of the distribution and interaction of
    physical and human features on the earth

3
Five Themes of Geography
  1. Location
  2. Place
  3. Human-Environment Interaction
  4. Movement
  5. Region

4
Theme Location
  • Where is it?
  • Relative Location
  • Describes a place in comparison to other places
    around it
  • Absolute Location
  • Describes the exact place on earth where a
    geographic feature is found
  • GRID system latitude, longitude

5
  • Equator imaginary line dividing north and south
    halves

6
  • Prime Meridian a.k.a.Greenwich Meridian
  • Imaginary line dividing eastern and western
    halves
  • 0 degrees E/W
  • International Date Line
  • 180 degrees E/W

7
  • Hemisphere each half of the globe (northern
    hemisphere, eastern hemisphere, etc)

8
  • Lines of latitude
  • a.k.a. parallels
  • Lines run parallel to the equator

9
  • lines of longitude
  • a.k.a. meridians
  • Lines that run parallel to the Prime Meridian

10
Using the Grid System
  • Find the point where the latitude and longitude
    lines intersect

11
Theme Place
  • What is it like?
  • Physical features
  • Cultural characteristics

12
Theme Human-Environment Interaction
  • How do people relate to the physical world?
  • People use what the environment (physical
    features) offers
  • People learn to change the environment to meet
    their need

13
Theme Movement
  • How do people, goods, and ideas move?
  • Three types of distance
  • Linear Distance
  • Time Distance
  • Psychological Distance

14
  • Linear Distance
  • How far
  • Physical geography is a factor

15
  • Time Distance
  • Amount of time it takes for a person, idea, or
    product to travel

16
  • Psychological Distance
  • The way people view distance
  • Can be different depending on the people

17
Theme Region
  • How are places similar or different?
  • region- an area of the earths surface with
    similar characteristics

18
  • Formal
  • Perceptual
  • Functional

19
Stop and Jot
  • Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida are a
    few of the states belonging to the Southern
    region of the United States. What characteristics
    do they share?
Write a Comment
User Comments (0)
About PowerShow.com