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Five Themes of Geography

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  • 1. The Five Themes of Geography
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    • Geography is the study of the earth and its inhabitants.
      • The earth is complex, so we beakdown its study into 5 areas
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    • Place
    • Movement
    • Human-Environmental Interaction
    • Region
    • Location
  • 4. Place
    • “ What is it like there?” – studies what the people and surroundings are like in an area
    • Human Characteristics -The traits of the people
    • Physical Characteristics - The traits of the land
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  • 14. Movement
    • “ How and why do we moves things around the world?”
      • Goods
      • Ideas
      • People
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  • 23. Human-Environmental Interaction
    • “ How do humans impact the environment and how does the environment influence humans?”
      • Human modify and adapt to the environment
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  • 30. Region
    • “ What ties an area together?”
    • Formal -has set boundaries
    • Functional -based around a certain purpose
    • Vernacular -based on human perception
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  • 38. Location
    • “ Where is it?”
    • Absolute Location – Expresses location with latitude and longitude or street address
    • Relative Location – Expresses location using landmarks
        • Erie is 50 miles north of Titusville

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