The five themes of geography 2012

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The five themes of geography 2012

  1. 1. The Five Themes of Geography
  2. 2. Location • Absolute –refers to global address or latitude and longitude –Litchfield: 45’N 94’W • Relative –refers to the relationship to other human and physical features on the landscape –North of Iowa
  3. 3. Place • Identifies distinguishing human and physical characteristics – Human… • Culture – Language – Religion – Food – Agriculture – Physical… • Landforms • Mountains • Rivers
  4. 4. Region • Combines places of similar characteristics –Cultural • English • Christian • Corn belt –Physical • Great Lakes • Rocky Mountains
  5. 5. Human Environment Interaction • How do humans adapt to the environment • How do humans modify the environment • How do humans depend on the environment
  6. 6. Movement • People, goods and ideas • Interactions both locally and globally

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