The 5 Themes of Geography<br />Objective: Students will be able to understand & apply the 5 themes of geography to actual locations of their choice<br />
What is the location of a place?<br />Location can be described as a places position on the globe<br />1. Location<br />
<ul><li>Latitude: imaginary lines running parallel to the Equator
Longitude: imaginary lines running north and south </li></ul> between the poles<br />
Latitude<br /> The Equator is the imaginary line that splits the earth into 2 equal halves, or hemispheres between the north and south poles<br />
North Pole 0 ̊N<br />("World atlas.com," 2010) <br />South Pole 0 ̊S<br />
Longitude<br />Prime Meridian=0 ̊<br />through Greenwich, England <br /> Longitude lines, or meridians, run north and south between the poles<br />Lines are measured east and west of Greenwich up to 180 ̊<br />
How do people interact with their environment?<br />Have the people living in an area changed their environment?<br />3. Human-Environment Interaction<br />Cut down trees<br />Buildings<br />Build Roads<br />
Destruction of Our Natural Resources…<br /> Forests<br /> Oceans<br />What are some of the consequences of change?<br />("The Role of," ) <br />
All of these things make it easier to communicate & for both people & goods to travel from one place to another</li></li></ul><li>How are places similar & different from one another?<br />A Group of Places<br /> 1 Common Characteristic<br /> A REGION<br />5. Regions<br />
Formal Regions<br />-states, countries, cities<br />-Places with specific boundaries<br />Functional Regions <br />-one central place and the surrounding places affected by it<br />-A metropolitan area could consist of a large city plus its surrounding suburbs<br />
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