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Five Themes of Geography

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    • Intro to Geography The Five Themes
    • Theme # 1: Location
      • Answers the question where is something at?
      • We could answer this question in two ways.
      • Absolute Location: A specific latitude and longitude.
      • Relative Location: Explaining where something is located in relationship to an already known location.
    • Absolute Location
      • A specific latitude and longitude.
      • What is the absolute location of San Bernardino, California?
      • 34°N, 118°W
      • What can we predict about cities found on the same line of latitude?
      • Often have similar climate.
    • Relative Location
      • Explaining where something is at in relationship to an already known location.
      • Must include distance (blocks, miles, inches) and direction (North, South, East, West)
      • Give a relative location of San Bernardino.
      • 60 miles east of Los Angeles.
    • Theme # 2: Place
      • Place answers the question: What is life like there?
      • Physical characteristics: Things from the earth that are not man made.
      • Human characteristics: Things made by humans.
    • Theme # 3: Human Environment Interaction
      • This theme refers to changes humans have made the physical earth.
      • Positive: Form cities, Transportation systems, Agriculture, Running water
      • Negative: Pollution, Littering, Deforestation, Global warming
    • Theme # 4: Movement
      • Theme involves the movement of people, goods, and ideas from one location to another.
      • How are goods moved?
      • Ships, planes, trains, automobiles.
      • How are ideas moved?
      • Internet, books, phone, television.
    • Theme # 5: Regions
      • Region refers to how the earth is divided up.
      • Uniform Regions: A region that shares a uniform characteristic. They have something in common.
      • Examples: Religion, Currency, Language.
      • Political Regions: Region which has boundaries determined by a government.