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  1. 1. When we want to learn about a certain country, city, region, etc., we use the Five When we want to learn about a certain country, city, region, etc., we use the Five Themes of Themes of Geography. Geography.For each of the Five Themes, tell students to ask themselves the following questions For each of the Five Themes, tell students to ask themselves the following questions about a about a particular country or region: particular country or region: Location Location Where is the place (longitude, latitude, continent, hemispheres)? Where is the place (longitude, latitude, continent, hemispheres)?How far away from home is it (travel time by plane, distance in miles or kilometers)? How far away from home is it (travel time by plane, distance in miles or kilometers)? What countries are neighbors of the country? What countries are neighbors of the country? Place Place Describe the place (size, shape). Describe the place (size, shape). What is the climate (temperature, rainfall)? What is the climate (temperature, rainfall)? What kinds of physical features are there (mountains, rivers, deserts)? What kinds of physical features are there (mountains, rivers, deserts)? Describe the people who live there (nationalities, traditions, etc.). Describe the people who live there (nationalities, traditions, etc.). Human-Environment Interactions Human-Environment Interactions How do people use the land (farming, herding, mining, industry)? How do people use the land (farming, herding, mining, industry)? How have people changed the land? How have people changed the land? Where do most people live (near a river or coastline, in the mountains)? Where do most people live (near a river or coastline, in the mountains)? Why do you think people settled there (water, safety, food, natural beauty)? Why do you think people settled there (water, safety, food, natural beauty)? Movement Movement How will you travel to the place (route, drive, fly, walk)? How will you travel to the place (route, drive, fly, walk)? Does the country export goods to other places? If so, what and where? Does the country export goods to other places? If so, what and where? Does the country import goods from other places? If so, what and from where? Does the country import goods from other places? If so, what and from where? Why would people leave or move to the country (jobs, family, climate, war)? Why would people leave or move to the country (jobs, family, climate, war)? Regions Regions What language(s) do people speak? What language(s) do people speak? What are the political divisions of the country (states, provinces, republics)? What are the political divisions of the country (states, provinces, republics)? How is the country similar to any of its neighbors (traditions, language, climate)? How is the country similar to any of its neighbors (traditions, language, climate)?
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