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Here is a 5 themes PowerPoint to use with chapter 1 of Geography Tools and Concepts textbook

Here is a 5 themes PowerPoint to use with chapter 1 of Geography Tools and Concepts textbook

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  • 1. 5 Themes of Geography WMS 6 th grade Social studies Chapter 1: Geo. Tools and Concepts
  • 2. Location
    • Position on the Earth’s surface
    • Answers the question, “Where?”
      • Absolute location is the EXACT location, like your address, or latitude and longitude
      • Relative location is the location of a place relative to something else; like next to or near
  • 3. Location Examples
    • 1570 Homer Road Winona, MN 55987
    • Next to Bloedow’s Bakery
    • Behind Sugarloaf
    • 44° north latitude and 91° west longitude
    • Go three blocks east of Midtown Foods and then turn right. I live in the last house on the left.
  • 4. Place
    • Characteristics or special features of somewhere
  • 5. Place - human
    • An idea or action that changes a
    • place to make it special or unique
    • Tourist places like Garvin Heights Lakeview Drive In or Bloedow’s
    • Maritime Museum, Polish Heritage Museum, Historical Society
    • Ethnic Groups: Polish, German, Hmong, Mexican, Somali, African-American
    • Government: Mayor, city hall, city council
    • Places to visit
    • Festivals
    • Population
    • Schools, skyscrapers, buildings
    • Homes
  • 6. Place - physical
    • Physical characteristics special to that place
    • - NOT made by man
    • Nature
    • Wildlife
    • Mountains
    • Bluffs
    • Plants and other animals
    • Lakes
    • Rivers
  • 7. Human Environment Interaction
    • H.E.I.
    • Shows how humans interact and sometimes change their environment
      • Bike paths
      • Highway improvements
      • Parks
      • Levees
      • Dams
      • Campgrounds
      • Malls
      • Hiking trails
    • Heat and air condition homes
    • Wear light clothing in summer
    • Wear heavy clothing in winter
    • Depend on environment – lakes for fishing, fields to plant
  • 8. Movement
    • How people, goods, and ideas
    • move from place to place
    Trains Planes Buses Cabs Cars Horses Newspaper Radio Barge Internet Web pages Phone Email Texting Boat Truck
  • 9. Region
    • Used by geographers to make comparisons between areas
    Tourism Climate Language Political involvement Plant/animal regions Geographic sections or places
  • 10. geography
    • The study of the Earth
  • 11. lines of latitude
    • A series of parallel, imaginary lines that circle the globe from east to west.
  • 12. parallel
    • lines that circle the Earth parallel to the Equator
  • 13. degree
    • The unit of measure used to determine absolute location on a globe or a map.
  • 14. Equator
    • An imaginary line that circles the globe at its widest point, halfway between the N and S poles
  • 15. longitude
    • The series of imaginary lines (meridians) that run north and south from one pole to another.
    • Used to measure distance east and west of the Prime Meridian
  • 16. meridian
    • The series of imaginary lines (longitude) that run north and south from one pole to another.
  • 17. Prime Meridian
    • The imaginary line of longitude, that runs from the N to the S pole through Greenwich England; it is designated 0 º longitude.
  • 18. plain
    • A large area of flat or gently rolling land.

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