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5 themes of_geography for slideshare
5 themes of_geography for slideshare
5 themes of_geography for slideshare
5 themes of_geography for slideshare
5 themes of_geography for slideshare
5 themes of_geography for slideshare
5 themes of_geography for slideshare
5 themes of_geography for slideshare
5 themes of_geography for slideshare
5 themes of_geography for slideshare
5 themes of_geography for slideshare
5 themes of_geography for slideshare
5 themes of_geography for slideshare
5 themes of_geography for slideshare
5 themes of_geography for slideshare
5 themes of_geography for slideshare
5 themes of_geography for slideshare
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  • 1. <ul><li>Physical and human characteristics of a place or region </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship between humans and their environment </li></ul><ul><li>Culture – learned system of shared beliefs, traits, and values </li></ul>INFORMATION GEOGRAPHERS STUDY
  • 2. 5 Themes of Geography <ul><li>Movement </li></ul><ul><li>Region </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Human Environment Interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Place </li></ul>
  • 3. Movement <ul><li>How people, goods and ideas move from one place to another </li></ul><ul><li>Migrate: to move from one place to another to settle </li></ul>
  • 4. Movement <ul><li>Reasons for moving : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Push Factors—problems that push you away from an area. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: poverty, overcrowding, lack of jobs, schools, prejudice, war, natural disasters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pull Factors—advantages that pull you toward an area. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples: higher standard of living, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>employment, freedom, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  • 5. Movement <ul><li>Natural barriers can make migration difficult . </li></ul><ul><li>Ex: mountain ranges, canyons, rivers, deserts, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Modern forms of transportation and technology have made it easier for people to move. </li></ul>
  • 6. Region <ul><li>A group of places that have physical features or human characteristics in common. </li></ul><ul><li>Geographers use regions to understand the differences and similarities among places on earth. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex-Languages, religions, similar cultures etc. </li></ul></ul>
  • 7. Region <ul><li>Natural region – have own unique combination of plant life, animal life & climate. </li></ul><ul><li>Ex: Tundra, Prairie, Tropical Forrest </li></ul>
  • 8. Location <ul><li>Allows you to find a place anywhere on earth. </li></ul><ul><li>2 types of location </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Absolute </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relative </li></ul></ul>
  • 9. Location <ul><li>Absolute: exact spot on Earth where a place can be found. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Latitude and Longitude lines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Street Address </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Everywhere on earth has a “world address” that is made up of latitude & longitude coordinates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex: Frisco, Tx = 33° N 96 ° W </li></ul></ul>
  • 10. Location Relative: describes the location of a place based on it’s surroundings Ex: IKEA is West of the Stonebriar Mall
  • 11. Human Environment Interaction Occurs because humans depend on, adapt to, & modify the world around them. People and the environment continually interact!
  • 12. <ul><li>Some places are the way they are because people have modified them. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex: clearing land for farming </li></ul></ul>Human Environment Interaction
  • 13. Human Environment Interaction <ul><li>Humans have adapted their way of life to the natural resources around them. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>live near oceans/water = learn to fish </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>build your home from local materials </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>wear clothes according to environment </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 14. Human Environment Interaction <ul><li>Changes by humans may hurt or help the environment . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex: Pollution hurts the environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex: use public transportation =less pollution = healthier environment </li></ul></ul>
  • 15. <ul><li>The environment can also hurt people </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex: hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados. </li></ul></ul>Human Environment Interaction
  • 16. <ul><li>The first thing people want to know about a place is: what is it like? </li></ul>Place
  • 17. <ul><li>Every place has a distinct group of physical features . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Climate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>landforms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>bodies of water </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>plant and animal life </li></ul></ul>Place
  • 18. <ul><li>Place can also have human characteristics or features that human beings have created </li></ul><ul><ul><li>cities and town governments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>cultural traditions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>landmarks </li></ul></ul>Place
  • 19. <ul><li>How places can change: </li></ul><ul><li>Gradual - Rivers, forests, wetlands, glaciers and oceans continue to change </li></ul><ul><li>Dramatic - erupting volcanoes, earthquakes and hurricanes </li></ul>Place

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