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Title: The Five Themes of Geography


1
The Five Themes of Geography
  • Textbook Pages 15
  • and Page 18

2
5 Themes of Geography
  • Mr. Help
  • M-----Movement
  • R-----Region
  • HE-----Human Environmental Interaction
  • L-----Location
  • P-----Place

3
Location
  • Where is it?

4
Location
  • Where something is

5
Location
  • Absolute Location the exact position of a spot
    on the earth
  • Relative Location--- the position of a spot in
    relation to another spot on the earth

6
Location
  • Absolute Location
  • The latitude and longitude of a spot
  • The address of a spot
  • Exact location
  • Relative Location-
  • The location of a spot in relation to another
  • Near, by, next to, north of, etc.

7
Place
  • Whats it like?

8
Place
  • Whats it like?
  • Physical Characteristics
  • Human Characteristics

9
Place
  • Whats it like?
  • Makes the location UNIQUE

10
PLACE
11
Place--Whats It Like?
  • Physical Characteristics
  • landforms, bodies of water, climate, soil, plant
    life and animal life (FYI)

12
Place--Whats It Like?
  • Human Characteristics
  • how many people live somewhere, how close
    together they live , social traits, cultural
    traditions and political institutions (FYI)

13
Human Environmental Interaction
  • Way of Life

14
Human and Environmental Interaction
  • Humans interact with their environment
  • The environment interacts with and affects people

15
Human Environmental Interaction
  • Way of Life
  • Positive and negative interactions

16
Human Environmental Interaction
17
Human Environmental Interaction
  • How people interact with the environment and how
    the environment interacts with people
  • Depend
  • Adapt
  • Modify

18
Human Environmental Interaction
  • (FYI)
  • People DEPEND on the environment
  • People ADAPT to the environment
  • People MODIFY their environment

19
Human and Environmental Interaction
  • Humans interact with their environment (FYI)
  • Depend---(Basic needs, recreational activities)
  • Adapt---(Clothing, housing, way people use land)
  • Modify---(People change the environment--heat,
    air conditioning, farming, mining, irrigation)

20
Movement
  • Moving people, goods and ideas
  • Transportation and Communication

21
MOVEMENT
22
MOVEMENT
  • Movement means change.
  • How and why people and things move and how they
    are connected

23
Region
  • Group areas by unifying characteristics or like
    characteristics
  • Areas that show common characteristics
  • Makes the study of geography more MANAGEABLE.
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