Introduction To World Cultures, 5 ThemesPresentation Transcript
Introduction to World Cultures 5 themes of geography
A View of the Globe from Space
Why should we study geography?
SANDSTORM LEAVING NORTH AFRICA TOWARDS THE ATLANTIC – CANARY ISLAND.
NIGHT ARRIVES BETWEEN EUROPE & AFRICA
OUR PLANET IN THE MIDDLE OF THE UNIVERSE AT NIGHT
SPECTACULAR! Satellite photo of Europe and Africa at night on a cloudless day. Lights are already on in Paris, Barcelona but not in London, Lisbon or Madrid, where there is still daylight. You can see the Azores in the middle of the ocean. A little below Madeira and further Canary Islands and Cape Verde. You can observe the continent platforms from the British Isles to Canada and Iceland in the middle.
France Iceland Italy Continental Platform England ÁFRICA Already night time here. Spain Atlantic Ocean Cabo Verde Island Canary Islands Islas de la Madera y Azores
NIGHTFALL IN BRAZIL Grande São Paulo Rio de Janeiro Belo Horizonte Salvador Atlantic Ocean Brazilian Continental Platform.
Grande São Paulo Rio de Janeiro Salvador Recife Fortaleza Brasília Goiânia Uberlândia Belo Horizonte Florianópolis
NIGHTFALL IN USA
The biggest concentration of lights (from top to bottom) are the cities of Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington. Miami Houston Dallas Chicago Still daylight in California. Puerto Rico
THE END TRANSLATION TO ENGLISH AND EDITED MSW 2007
What is geography?
Geography: the study of where people, places and things are located and how they relate to each other
Types of geography:
Physical, economic, historical, cultural
Environmental, population, political, climatology, agricultural, religious, linguistic, development
Brasilia: “City Built from Scratch” Page 6
How did the builders interact with the environment?
The kind of information geographers and developers want comes from studying the 5 themes of geography
Brasilia: “City Built from Scratch”
Five Themes of Geography
- Position on the Earth’s surface
Five Themes of Geography 2. Place -the physical or human characteristics of a location [landforms, soil, climate, animal/plant life; activities of people, means of transportation, religion, language]