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The Five Themes ofGeographyBy Nicole CopelandHow Do We View the World Around Us?
What is Geography?Geography is the “study of theearths surface; includespeoples responses totopography and climateand soil...
MovementRegionHuman-EnvironmentalInteractionLocationPlaceWhat are the Five Themes ofGeography?The Five Themes of Geography...
MovementHumans interact with each other aswell as many places and things almostevery day. We travel from place toplace; we...
Movement cont…People/GoodsTrucks/CarsPlanesTrains/BusesBoatsInformationTelephonesComputers (email, internet)MailIdeas (How...
RegionsRegions may be created based on:Same Climate (weather trends)Location (where it is on a map)Languages & Cultures of...
Regions cont.Regional Map ofthe United StatesCol, Jeananda. Enchanted Learning.http://www.EnchantedLearning.com 2010
Human-Environmental InteractionsHow people interactwith theirsurroundings.People depend on theirenvironment.We depend on t...
Human-EnvironmentalInteraction cont…There are consequences as well asbenefits to the actions we take ininteracting with ou...
LocationThe theme of Location answers the question:“Where is it?”It describes where a place is on Earth. Thereare two kind...
Location cont.Absolute location:• The exact location of a place on Earth.• Examples:• Degrees of latitude and longitude on...
Location cont.Relative location:• The location of a place in relation to otherplaces.• Usually described by:• Direction (N...
PlaceThe theme Place answers the question:“What is it like there?”• A place is often known by its own specialcharacteristi...
Place cont.Human Characteristics:• The main customs, languages, and beliefs of the peoplein a certain place.• Special trad...
Place cont.• Physical Characteristics:• Mountains, plains• Oceans, rivers, lakes• Climate (hot, cold, humid, dry)• Types o...
ConclusionScientists use the Five Themes ofGeography so that they can understandhow the world works, and what peoplecan do...
References• World Atlas Online. Retrievedfrom Web 5 May 2013.http://www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/findlatlong.htm#.UYaCxcqhA08...
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    1. 1. The Five Themes ofGeographyBy Nicole CopelandHow Do We View the World Around Us?
    2. 2. What is Geography?Geography is the “study of theearths surface; includespeoples responses totopography and climateand soil and vegetation”.–"geography." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2013. Web. 4May 2013.<http://www.definitions.net/definition/geography>. What the Earth looks like. How people interact with theenvironmentClipArt from MicrosoftClipArt Collection.2007
    3. 3. MovementRegionHuman-EnvironmentalInteractionLocationPlaceWhat are the Five Themes ofGeography?The Five Themes of Geographyare categories that scientists useto study Earth’s features:ClipArt from MicrosoftClipArt Collection. 2007
    4. 4. MovementHumans interact with each other aswell as many places and things almostevery day. We travel from place toplace; we communicate with eachother in many different ways; and wedepend on products, information, andideas that come from outside our ownenvironments.MOVEMENT explores wheredifferent resources are located, thepeople that use them, and how theyare transported to locations all overthe earth’s surface.The theme of MOVEMENT helpsus understand how we connectwith, and depend on, other regions,cultures, and people in the world.All ClipArt fromMicrosoft ClipArt. 2007
    5. 5. Movement cont…People/GoodsTrucks/CarsPlanesTrains/BusesBoatsInformationTelephonesComputers (email, internet)MailIdeas (How trends and fads move from place toplace.)Magazines/BooksRadioTelevisionHow are people, goods,information and ideas movedfrom place to place??ClipArt from MicrosoftClipArt. 2007
    6. 6. RegionsRegions may be created based on:Same Climate (weather trends)Location (where it is on a map)Languages & Cultures of the peopleLandforms (mountains or plains, wetlands or desert)Examples:North America/South America (based on location on the map)Latin America (primarily Spanish speaking countries)Scientists divide the Earth’s land into sections,called Regions, based on certain traits thosesections share.ClipArt fromMicrosoft ClipArtCollection. 2007
    7. 7. Regions cont.Regional Map ofthe United StatesCol, Jeananda. Enchanted Learning.http://www.EnchantedLearning.com 2010
    8. 8. Human-Environmental InteractionsHow people interactwith theirsurroundings.People depend on theirenvironment.We depend on the land (soil)to grow food.We depend on rivers andstreams for drinking water &or transporting goods.People modify (change)the environment.We pave roads to travel on.We clear land to buildhouses & buildings on.People adapt to theirenvironment.We wear lighter clothing inthe summer (warm/hot) andwear heavier clothing in thewinter (cold).All ClipArt from Microsoft ClipArt Collection.2007.
    9. 9. Human-EnvironmentalInteraction cont…There are consequences as well asbenefits to the actions we take ininteracting with our environment:Positive:• More interaction between people of different culturesNegative:• Faster use of the Earth’s natural resources.• Air pollution• Global warmingClipArt fromMicrosoft ClipArtCollection. 2007ClipArt from MicrosoftClipArt Collection. 2007
    10. 10. LocationThe theme of Location answers the question:“Where is it?”It describes where a place is on Earth. Thereare two kinds of location:Absolute location:• The exact location of a place on Earth.Relative location:• Location of a place when compared to other places.
    11. 11. Location cont.Absolute location:• The exact location of a place on Earth.• Examples:• Degrees of latitude and longitude on a globe ormap.• Address of a house or building.• The Latitude & Longitude of Michigan is:44.3148443 N , 85.60236429999998 W - this is Michigan’sabsolute location on a map of the Earth.ClipArt from MicrosoftClipArt Collection. 2007ClipArt from MicrosoftClipArt Collection. 2007ClipArt from MicrosoftClipArt Collection. 2007
    12. 12. Location cont.Relative location:• The location of a place in relation to otherplaces.• Usually described by:• Direction (North, South, East, West)• Landmarks that are nearby• Distance to or from another place• Examples:• Our school is West of Telegraph Road, and four blocksfrom the fire station.• My house is on Ann Arbor Trail, across the street fromthe gas station.
    13. 13. PlaceThe theme Place answers the question:“What is it like there?”• A place is often known by its own specialcharacteristics.• Characteristics are special traits or qualities that aplace can have.• Types of characteristics for Place:• Human• Physical
    14. 14. Place cont.Human Characteristics:• The main customs, languages, and beliefs of the peoplein a certain place.• Special traditions or holidays• Clothing styles• Political ideals• Architecture (how buildings are made)ClipArt from MicrosoftClipArt Collection. 2007
    15. 15. Place cont.• Physical Characteristics:• Mountains, plains• Oceans, rivers, lakes• Climate (hot, cold, humid, dry)• Types of animals that live there• What types of plants grow there.All ClipArt from MicrosoftClipArt Collection. 2007
    16. 16. ConclusionScientists use the Five Themes ofGeography so that they can understandhow the world works, and what peoplecan do to make it better for all of us.ClipArt from MicrosoftClipArt Collection. 2007
    17. 17. References• World Atlas Online. Retrievedfrom Web 5 May 2013.http://www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/findlatlong.htm#.UYaCxcqhA08• Sutcliffe, Andrea, The New YorkPublic Library Amazing USGeography: A Book of Answersfor Kids, John Wiley and SonsInc., 2001.• Education World: Five TimesFive: Five Activities for TeachingGeographys Five Themes. 2009.Retrieved from Web on 5 May2013.http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson/lesson071.shtml• All ClipArt and Media Soundscourtesy of Microsoft ClipArt andMedia Gallery. 2007.
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