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Title: 5 Themes of Geography


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5 Themes of Geography
  • How do we begin to study this big world?

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Location
  • Absolute Where a place is located exactly
  • Longitude/Latitude
  • GPS
  • Address
  • Relative Where something is located in relation
    to somewhere else
  • North/South/East/West
  • right by, near, across from

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Place
  • Physical Characteristics
  • Landforms, weather, animals, plants, climate,
    natural resources, water
  • Whatever Mother Nature put there
  • Human Characteristics
  • Culture, buildings, language, religion
  • Whatever describes the human activity

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Relationship
  • How people relate to the environment
  • How People
  • Use the environment
  • Affect the environment
  • Are affected by the environment

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MOVEMENT
  • How do people from one place interact with people
    from another?
  • Involves movement of
  • People
  • Information
  • Ideas
  • Goods
  • Services

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Regions
  • Defined by common characteristics
  • Can be classified in two ways
  • Classification 1
  • Physical
  • Landforms
  • Climates
  • Vegetations
  • Soils
  • Cultural
  • Language
  • Religion
  • Lifestyle
  • Politics
  • Industry
  • Classification 2
  • Formal one or more common features that make it
    different from surrounding areas
  • Functional different areas linked together and
    function as a unit
  • Perceptual reflect human feelings and attitudes
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