5 Themes of Geography


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7th Grade introduction to geography by examining the 5 themes.

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5 Themes of Geography

  1. 1. Geography? Subtitle Goes Here.
  2. 2. Geography Who Cares?
  3. 3. Warm Up <ul><li>With those at your table, discuss the following: </li></ul><ul><li>What is geography? What did you draw as your childhood map? What features did you describe? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Objectives <ul><li>Complete the Geography is everywhere activity </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the 5 themes of geography </li></ul><ul><li>Answer the question: how does geography affect me as a 7th grader? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Main Idea <ul><li>Geography is broken down into 5 major themes </li></ul>
  6. 6. I. Geography <ul><li>Study of the earth and its features. </li></ul><ul><li>5 major themes of geography </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Region </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Movement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Human-Environment Interaction (HEI) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. II. The 5 Themes <ul><li>1. Location: Where something is. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex. Tamanend is east of Pittsburgh </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex. Tamanend is 43 N, 31E </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2. Place: What its like there. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex. There are deserts in Mexico </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex. In Mexico they speak </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. II. The 5 Themes <ul><li>3. Movement: How people/places are connected </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex. The fruit you had this morning came from Florida </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex. You took a bus to Tamanend this morning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4. Region: Places with similar features </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex. Sahara Desert is a desert region </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regions that share common language </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. II. The 5 Themes <ul><li>Human-Environment Interaction: how we use, adapt to, and change the world </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex. Wear light clothes in a hot place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex. Build a dam to keep rivers from flooding </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. II. The 5 Themes <ul><li>Which theme explains how Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, and Florida are part of &quot;The South?&quot; </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A) place </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>B) human/environment interaction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>C) location </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>D) region </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. II. The 5 Themes <ul><li>Which theme relates to a farmer in Iowa shipping a truck full of grain to a cereal factory, which then sells boxes of Cheerios to grocery stores throughout the country? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A) location </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>B) human/environment interaction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>C) place </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>D) movement </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. II. The 5 Themes <ul><li>Which theme relates to a person packing a beach towel, a hat, and sunscreen for a vacation to the seashore? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A) human/environment interaction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>B) location </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>C) place </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>D) region. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. II. The 5 Themes <ul><li>Which theme identifies areas that share common physical and/or cultural characteristics? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A) location </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>B) human/environment interaction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>C) region </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>D) place </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. II. The 5 Themes <ul><li>Where is it? This theme tells where things are. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A) location </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>B) human/environment interaction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>C) movement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>D) place </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Wrap Up Question: On a piece of paper, write down 1 OF THE 5 themes of geography, and how it affects your life as a 7th grader.
  16. 16. Backdrops: - These are full sized backdrops, just scale them up! - Can be Copy-Pasted out of Templates for use anywhere!