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    • The 5 Themes ofGeographyObjective: Students will be able to understand & apply the 5 themesof geography to actual locations of their choice
    • 5 Themes of Geography1.Location 2. Place3. Human EnvironmentInteraction 4. Movement 5. Regions
    • 1. Location What is the location of a place? Location can be described as a places position on the globe
    •  Latitude: imaginary lines running parallel to the Equator Longitude:imaginary lines running north and south between the poles
    • The Equator is the imaginary line that splits the earth into 2 equal halves, or hemispheres between the north and south polesLatitude
    • North Pole 0 ̊N ("World atlas.com," 2010)South Pole 0 ̊S
    • Longitude Prime Meridian=0 ̊ through Greenwich, England Longitude lines, or meridians, run north and south between the poles Lines are measured east and west of Greenwich up to 180 ̊
    • ("Port cities london," 2004) (Gough, 2009)
    • 2. PlaceWhat is the character of a place? Such as…?
    • Physical Characteristics Mountains, Climate, & Vegetation
    • Human CharacteristicsGovernment Systems Population, Language, &Culture Economic Systems
    • 3. Human-Environment Interaction How do people interact with their environment?  Have the people living in an area changed their environment? Cut down trees Build RoadsBuildings
    • What are some of the consequences of change?Destruction of Our Natural Resources… Forests Oceans ("The Role of," )
    • Progress & Innovation… Roads Buildings Efficiency (Sharp, 2008)
    • 4. Movement How do people, goods, & ideas move from place to place? Transportation  Railroad  Roads, Highways  Airports
    • • Communication of ideas – Computers – Telephones/cell phones All of these things make it easier to communicate & for both people & goods to travel from one place to another
    • Movement People, Ideas, and Products (P.I.P.)
    • 5. Regions How are places similar & different from one another?A Group of Places 1 Common Characteristic A REGION
    • Formal Regions -states, countries, cities -Places with specific boundaries Functional Regions -one central place and the surrounding places affected by it -A metropolitan area could consist of a large city plus its surrounding suburbs
    • Formal Map - Political
    • 5 Themes of Geography1.Location 2. Place3. Human EnvironmentInteraction 4. Movement 5. Regions