The Five Themes of Geography   A Framework for Studying the World
Theme 1: Location <ul><li>Where is ‘It’? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is ‘It’ there? </li></ul><ul><li>Two Types of Location </li...
Absolute Location <ul><li>A specific place on the Earth’s surface </li></ul><ul><li>Uses a grid system </li></ul><ul><li>L...
FORT COLLINS,COLORADO <ul><li>Absolute Location </li></ul><ul><li>Fort Collins  40° 45' N 105° 5' W   </li></ul>What is th...
Relative Location <ul><li>Where a place is in relation to another place </li></ul><ul><li>Uses directional words to descri...
Webber Middle  School <ul><li>What is the  relative location  of Webber?   </li></ul><ul><li>Webber is south of Colorado S...
Theme 2:  Place What is the place like? <ul><li>Think about the physical and human characteristics that give an area its i...
Theme 2:  Place Physical Characteristics <ul><li>Land Features </li></ul><ul><li>Mountains, plains, and plateaus </li></ul...
Physical Characteristics  of Fort Collins - these help us know what makes this area unique
Theme 2:  Place Human Characteristics <ul><li>People </li></ul><ul><li>Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><l...
Fort Collins: Human Characteristics
Theme 3:  Human Environment Interaction <ul><li>How people shape and are affected  by the landscape </li></ul><ul><li>Peop...
Human Environment Interaction in Colorado
Theme 4: Movement <ul><li>The mobility of </li></ul><ul><li>People </li></ul><ul><li>Goods </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas & Infor...
COLORADO: Movement
Theme 5:  Regions <ul><li>Think about what places have in common.  This structure helps us identify patterns and relations...
COLORADO:  Regions
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3 Five Themes Of Geography

  1. 1. The Five Themes of Geography A Framework for Studying the World
  2. 2. Theme 1: Location <ul><li>Where is ‘It’? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is ‘It’ there? </li></ul><ul><li>Two Types of Location </li></ul><ul><li>Absolute </li></ul><ul><li>Relative </li></ul>
  3. 3. Absolute Location <ul><li>A specific place on the Earth’s surface </li></ul><ul><li>Uses a grid system </li></ul><ul><li>Latitude and longitude </li></ul><ul><li>A global address (such as a physical address </li></ul>
  4. 4. FORT COLLINS,COLORADO <ul><li>Absolute Location </li></ul><ul><li>Fort Collins 40° 45' N 105° 5' W </li></ul>What is the absolute location of Webber Middle School?
  5. 5. Relative Location <ul><li>Where a place is in relation to another place </li></ul><ul><li>Uses directional words to describe </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cardinal (north, south, east, and west) and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>intermediate directions (near, far) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Webber Middle School <ul><li>What is the relative location of Webber? </li></ul><ul><li>Webber is south of Colorado State University and north of the Conoco on Harmony. </li></ul><ul><li>What is WMS’s relative location to your house? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Theme 2: Place What is the place like? <ul><li>Think about the physical and human characteristics that give an area its identity! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Theme 2: Place Physical Characteristics <ul><li>Land Features </li></ul><ul><li>Mountains, plains, and plateaus </li></ul><ul><li>Climate </li></ul><ul><li>Bodies of water </li></ul>
  9. 9. Physical Characteristics of Fort Collins - these help us know what makes this area unique
  10. 10. Theme 2: Place Human Characteristics <ul><li>People </li></ul><ul><li>Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><li>Religion </li></ul><ul><li>Buildings and Landmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Cities </li></ul><ul><li>Others? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Fort Collins: Human Characteristics
  12. 12. Theme 3: Human Environment Interaction <ul><li>How people shape and are affected by the landscape </li></ul><ul><li>People . . . </li></ul><ul><li>Adapt to their environment </li></ul><ul><li>Modify their environment </li></ul><ul><li>Depend on their environment </li></ul>
  13. 13. Human Environment Interaction in Colorado
  14. 14. Theme 4: Movement <ul><li>The mobility of </li></ul><ul><li>People </li></ul><ul><li>Goods </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas & Information </li></ul><ul><li>Think about how places are linked to one another and the world </li></ul>
  15. 15. COLORADO: Movement
  16. 16. Theme 5: Regions <ul><li>Think about what places have in common. This structure helps us identify patterns and relationships between places. </li></ul><ul><li>Political Regions </li></ul><ul><li>Landform Regions </li></ul><ul><li>Agricultural Regions </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Regions </li></ul><ul><li>What other kinds of regions can you think of? </li></ul>
  17. 17. COLORADO: Regions

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