A Geographers Best Friend
   Geography is the study of the distribution     and interaction of physical and human             features on the earth.
   Geography involves the study of places:    their locations, their characteristics, and    how humans use and move arou...
   Geographers    view the world in    terms of space.   They use the 5    Themes of    Geography to    study the world.
   Historians look at events over time.   Geographers look at:    - use of space on Earth    - interactions that take pl...
   Geographers use a variety of tools to    study the earth, including:    - maps    - photographs    - charts, graphs, t...
   Geographers study the world by      looking at location, place,    region, movement, and human-       environment inte...
   Discuss the question, “How do    People, Goods, and Ideas get    from one place to another?”   Geographers study 3 ty...
   Refers to how far a person, idea, or product    travels.   Measured in inches, feet, miles, etc.   Jacksonville to B...
   Amount of time it    takes a for a person,    idea, or product to    travel.   Measured in seconds,    minutes, hours...
   Refers to the    way people    view travel.   The more    familiar we are    w/ an area, the    distance seems    to ...
   Discusses question, “How are places similar    or different?”   Geographers create regions to make    comparisons   ...
   Defined by a limited # of related    characteristics.   Regions we will study this year:        -The U.S. and Canada ...
   Organized around a    set of interactions    and connections    between places.   Usually characterized    by a hub, ...
   Regions in which    people see the    region the same    way.   People can    always have    differences in    their ...
 Discusses question, “How do people  relate to the physical world?” Geographers study this to understand  the relationsh...
   Discusses the question, “What is    it like?”   Contains physical, cultural, and    human interaction characteristics...
   Discusses the question, “Where    is it?”   Absolute location is the exact    place on earth where a    geographic fe...
   The earth is divided into 2 equal halves    called hemispheres.   There are 4 hemispheres: North, South,    East, and...
   Latitude is used to locate things    north and south.   Latitude lines run parallel to the    equator and are called ...
   Longitude lines run through the north and    south poles and are called meridians.   They mark positions east and wes...
The 5 themes of geography
The 5 themes of geography
The 5 themes of geography
The 5 themes of geography
The 5 themes of geography
The 5 themes of geography
The 5 themes of geography
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The 5 themes of geography

  1. 1. A Geographers Best Friend
  2. 2.  Geography is the study of the distribution and interaction of physical and human features on the earth.
  3. 3.  Geography involves the study of places: their locations, their characteristics, and how humans use and move around them.
  4. 4.  Geographers view the world in terms of space. They use the 5 Themes of Geography to study the world.
  5. 5.  Historians look at events over time. Geographers look at: - use of space on Earth - interactions that take place there - patterns and connections between people and land
  6. 6.  Geographers use a variety of tools to study the earth, including: - maps - photographs - charts, graphs, tables - scale models - five themes of geography
  7. 7.  Geographers study the world by looking at location, place, region, movement, and human- environment interaction.
  8. 8.  Discuss the question, “How do People, Goods, and Ideas get from one place to another?” Geographers study 3 types of movement: -Linear Distance -Time Distance -Psychological Distance
  9. 9.  Refers to how far a person, idea, or product travels. Measured in inches, feet, miles, etc. Jacksonville to Beverly Hills is 2,502 miles!
  10. 10.  Amount of time it takes a for a person, idea, or product to travel. Measured in seconds, minutes, hours, etc. It takes 14 hrs. and 45 minutes from NYC to JAX.
  11. 11.  Refers to the way people view travel. The more familiar we are w/ an area, the distance seems to shrink.
  12. 12.  Discusses question, “How are places similar or different?” Geographers create regions to make comparisons A region is an area of the earth’s surface with similar characteristics. Characteristics include: physical, political, economic, or cultural things. 3 types of regions: formal, functional, and perceptual.
  13. 13.  Defined by a limited # of related characteristics. Regions we will study this year: -The U.S. and Canada -Europe -Asia -Africa -Latin AmericaWhat do these regions have in common?
  14. 14.  Organized around a set of interactions and connections between places. Usually characterized by a hub, or central place, the various things that link to the hub.
  15. 15.  Regions in which people see the region the same way. People can always have differences in their perceptual regions.
  16. 16.  Discusses question, “How do people relate to the physical world?” Geographers study this to understand the relationships between humans and the environment in which they live. People: -Change the environment to meet their needs and, -Learn to live with aspects of the environment they cannot control.Can you think of any examples of these?
  17. 17.  Discusses the question, “What is it like?” Contains physical, cultural, and human interaction characteristics of a location including: climate, landforms, vegetation, buildings, roads, housing, etc.
  18. 18.  Discusses the question, “Where is it?” Absolute location is the exact place on earth where a geographic feature is found. Relative location describes a place in comparison to the places around it.
  19. 19.  The earth is divided into 2 equal halves called hemispheres. There are 4 hemispheres: North, South, East, and West. The equator divides the north and south hemispheres. The prime meridian divides the east and west hemispheres. The prime meridian runs through Greenwich, England.
  20. 20.  Latitude is used to locate things north and south. Latitude lines run parallel to the equator and are called parallels. The equator is 0 degrees latitude. Lines north of the equator are north latitude and lines south of the equator are south latitude.
  21. 21.  Longitude lines run through the north and south poles and are called meridians. They mark positions east and west of the prime meridian. The prime meridian is 0 degrees longitude. To find the absolute location of a place, you must find where the latitude and longitude lines intersect.
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