Madagascar and the five themes of geography


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Madagascar and the five themes of geography

  1. 1. Madagascar and The Five Themes of Geography By: Rodney Brandenburg
  2. 2. What are The Five Themes of Geography? <ul><li>The Five Themes of geography are basically a “rubric” with instructions on what to learn about to help you understand a place in the world, like Madagascar. </li></ul><ul><li>There are Five different categories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Human/Environment Interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Movement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Region </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Location <ul><li>Madagascar Is a large island next to Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>That is an example of location. </li></ul><ul><li>There are two types of location, Relative and absolute, that was an example of Relative location. </li></ul><ul><li>Absolute Location is an exact location like latitude and Longitude. </li></ul><ul><li>The Latitude and Longitude of the largest city in Madagascar is, -18.914/ 47.536. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Place <ul><li>Madagascar has over 1,000 different types of plants, 90% are native only to Madagascar. </li></ul><ul><li>This is an example of another theme; Place. Place describes the characteristics of a location. </li></ul><ul><li>There are two types of the place theme, Physical and Human characteristics. </li></ul><ul><li>Human characteristics describe the human designed cultural features of a place. </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the land used in Madagascar is farm because it is hard for people to get a good education, so all most people can do is farm. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Human/Environment interaction <ul><li>To live in Madagascar you would need to adapt to the types of jobs you can do and, more importantly, how much money you earn per day. This is an example of Human-Environment Interaction. </li></ul><ul><li>In Madagascar the 90% of native plants only have 18% left. This is another form of Human-Environment Interaction, this is what the people have done to adapt to Madagascar. The previous fact was a form of what people need to adapt to to live in Madagascar. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Movement <ul><li>Madagascar's major exports are coffee, vanilla (Madagascar is the world's largest producer and exporter of vanilla), sugarcane, cloves, cocoa, rice, cassava (tapioca), beans, bananas, peanuts and livestock products. They ship these, by boat/ship, to Africa so they can be sent all over the world. This is an example of Movement. </li></ul><ul><li>Movement describes how ideas, fads, goods, resources, and communication travel distances. The leading cause of death is lower respiratory infections this can spread because of people who don’t know they have it and touching other people instead of getting medical attention and Malagasy (Citizens of Madagascar) don’t have internet so it is very hard to create better and stronger medicine. This is, sadly, another form of Movement it falls under the resources category. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Region <ul><li>Madagascar has Five Provinces, Antsiranana Province, Fianarantsoa province, Mahajanga province, Toamasina Province, Antananarivo Province. This is an example of Region. There are three different types of region: Formal, functional, and vernacular region. That was a form of Formal region. Formal region is designated by official boundaries, such as cities, states, counties, and countries. </li></ul><ul><li>Functional region are the regions that are defined by their function. The Antananarivo province is used for a lot of food products. That is an example of a functional region. </li></ul>A Vernacular Regions are perceived regions, such as &quot;the south,&quot; &quot;the Midwest,&quot; or the &quot;middle east;&quot; they have no formal boundaries but are understood in our mental maps of the world. The Midwest part of Madagascar is how people get most of their resources.
  8. 8. Conclusion <ul><li>The Five Themes of geography are some of the best ways to learn about somewhere new. </li></ul><ul><li>After learning about the Five Themes of Geography and Madagascar, I hope you know more about both. </li></ul>