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What are the Five themes of Geography?

What are the Five themes of Geography?

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  • 1. Mrs. Sanchez Geography
  • 2.
    • location
    • place
    • movement
    • region
    • human interaction
    What are the Five Themes of Geography?
  • 3. Absolute Location
    • Describes the exact location of the place
    • longitude/latitude
    For example- Cairo, Egypt is located at 30 degrees north latitude and 31 degrees west longitude
  • 4.
    • Describes where a place is located in relation to other places
    For example- Chad is located south of Libya west of Sudan, east of Niger and north of the Central African Republic Relative Location
  • 5.
    • Describes the unique characteristics of countries, cities and states.
    • Physical characteristics
    Place For example- Mount Kilamanjaro is a unique physical feature of Tanzania.
  • 6.
    • Describes how goods, ideas and people get from place to place.
    Movement For example-Many places have unique forms of transportation, in Northern Africa people still use camels because of the desert climate.
  • 7.
    • Describes how many places can have common characteristics.
    • Human/physical
    Region For example- North Africa is considered an Islamic region because the majority of the people living there are Muslim.
  • 8. Geography Video
  • 9.
    • Describes how people adapt to and change their environment.
    Human-Environment and Interaction For example- Romans built aqueducts to provide their city with running water, indoor pluming and a sewer system.
  • 10.
    • What are your questions on what we covered in this presentation?
    • Homework will be for you to read a newspaper, or watch the news for current events.
    • Other projects.
    Conclusion

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