Five Themes of Geography Mr. Jeremy Rinkel
  The Five Themes of Geography   <ul><li>Used to help understand why and how things are different in geography </li></ul><...
Location <ul><li>“How do I get There?” </li></ul><ul><li>Means knowing where you are </li></ul><ul><li>Exact Location: usi...
Absolute Location <ul><li>using latitude and longitude gives you an exact position on the globe </li></ul>X
<ul><li>Reason for its location : understanding how the geography of an area helped or hurt the development of that area <...
Place <ul><li>“ What is it like to live there?” </li></ul><ul><li>Means more than where a place is, but also describes wha...
Physical Characteristics <ul><li>Geographers look at the following to understand place: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Landscape </...
Landscape
Habitat
Climate
Natural Disasters
Human Characteristics <ul><li>Geographers also look at these areas to understand place: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Religion </l...
Religions
Types of Houses
Clothing
Traditions
Lifestyles
Human Environment Interaction <ul><li>“ How do people relate to the land?” </li></ul><ul><li>Means where ever people have ...
Adapt to Environment <ul><li>Clothing Styles – Summer/ Winter clothes, building houses on hillsides, irrigation of crops <...
Change the Environment <ul><li>Cut down trees and rain forests, use grasslands to graze herds, mine the earth </li></ul>
Depend on the Environment <ul><li>Depend on Coal, Iron Ore, good soil to grow crops, water supply, etc. Jobs. </li></ul>
Movement <ul><li>“ How are people, goods, and ideas moved into and out of an area?” </li></ul><ul><li>Helps geographers un...
Region <ul><li>“Geographers invent them.” </li></ul><ul><li>Developed by geographers based on different physical or human ...
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Five Themes of Geography

  1. 1. Five Themes of Geography Mr. Jeremy Rinkel
  2. 2.   The Five Themes of Geography <ul><li>Used to help understand why and how things are different in geography </li></ul><ul><li>Are used to help you think like a geographer </li></ul>
  3. 3. Location <ul><li>“How do I get There?” </li></ul><ul><li>Means knowing where you are </li></ul><ul><li>Exact Location: using latitude and longitude gives you an exact position on the globe </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Also know as absolute location </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Relative Location: Finding a place or location by finding out how far and in what direction it is from somewhere else </li></ul>
  4. 4. Absolute Location <ul><li>using latitude and longitude gives you an exact position on the globe </li></ul>X
  5. 5. <ul><li>Reason for its location : understanding how the geography of an area helped or hurt the development of that area </li></ul>
  6. 6. Place <ul><li>“ What is it like to live there?” </li></ul><ul><li>Means more than where a place is, but also describes what a place is like. </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>Human Characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>Movie </li></ul>
  7. 7. Physical Characteristics <ul><li>Geographers look at the following to understand place: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Landscape </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Habitat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Climate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural Disasters </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Landscape
  9. 9. Habitat
  10. 10. Climate
  11. 11. Natural Disasters
  12. 12. Human Characteristics <ul><li>Geographers also look at these areas to understand place: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Religion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Types of houses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clothing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Traditions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lifestyles </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Religions
  14. 14. Types of Houses
  15. 15. Clothing
  16. 16. Traditions
  17. 17. Lifestyles
  18. 18. Human Environment Interaction <ul><li>“ How do people relate to the land?” </li></ul><ul><li>Means where ever people have lived they have changed their environment or have been changed by it. </li></ul><ul><li>Adapt to the Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Change the Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Depend on the Enviroment </li></ul>
  19. 19. Adapt to Environment <ul><li>Clothing Styles – Summer/ Winter clothes, building houses on hillsides, irrigation of crops </li></ul>
  20. 20. Change the Environment <ul><li>Cut down trees and rain forests, use grasslands to graze herds, mine the earth </li></ul>
  21. 21. Depend on the Environment <ul><li>Depend on Coal, Iron Ore, good soil to grow crops, water supply, etc. Jobs. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Movement <ul><li>“ How are people, goods, and ideas moved into and out of an area?” </li></ul><ul><li>Helps geographers understand relationships among places </li></ul><ul><li>Goods: imports/exports buy/sell </li></ul><ul><li>People: immigration, naturalization, ancestors </li></ul><ul><li>By what means: ideas are transported by people, TV, Radio, automobile, plane, FAX, internet </li></ul>
  23. 23. Region <ul><li>“Geographers invent them.” </li></ul><ul><li>Developed by geographers based on different physical or human features </li></ul>
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