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Title: The Five Themes of Geography A Framework for Studying the World


1
The Five Themes of Geography A Framework for
Studying the World
  • Ms. Gibson
  • Sixth Grade Social Studies

2
Theme 1 Location
  • Two Types of Location
  • Absolute
  • Relative
  • Where is It?
  • Why is It There?

3
Absolute Location
  • A specific place on the Earths surface
  • Uses a grid system
  • Latitude and longitude
  • A global address

4
Georgia
  • Absolute Location
  • Georgia
  • 32 N Latitude
  • 83 W Longitude
  • McDonough
  • 33N Latitude
  • 84 W Longitude

5
Relative Location
  • Where a place is in relation to another place
  • Uses directional words to describe
  • Cardinal and intermediate directions

6
Georgia
  • Georgia is bordered by Tennessee on the north,
    South Carolina and North Carolina northeast, and
    Alabama west.
  • The Atlantic Ocean forms Georgias East Coast
  • Georgia is one of the Southeastern States

7
Theme 2 PlacePhysical Characteristics
  • Land Features
  • Mountains, plains, and plateaus
  • Climate
  • Bodies of Water

8
Georgia Physical Characteristics
Photos above Steve Pierce
9
Theme 2 PlaceHuman Characteristics
  • People
  • Culture
  • Language
  • Religion
  • Buildings and Landmarks
  • Cities

10
Georgia Human Characteristics
11
Theme 3 Human Environment Interaction
  • How People Interact With Their Environment
  • People . . .
  • Adapt to Their Environment
  • Modify Their Environment
  • Depend on Their Environment

12
Georgia Human Environment Interaction
13
Theme 4 Movement
  • The Mobility of
  • People
  • Goods
  • Ideas
  • How Places are linked to one another and the world

14
Georgia Movement
15
Theme 5 Regions
  • What Places Have in Common
  • Political Regions
  • Landform Regions
  • Agricultural Regions
  • Cultural Regions

16
Georgia Regions
Steve Pierce
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