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  1. 1. 5 Themes of Geography
  2. 2. 5 Themes of Geography <ul><li>Five important questions that help organize information about places </li></ul><ul><li>Used to study geography and the role it plays in our lives </li></ul><ul><li>Help us develop a “geographic perspective” of the world </li></ul>
  3. 3. 5 Themes of Geography <ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Place </li></ul><ul><li>Human-Environment Interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Region </li></ul><ul><li>Movement </li></ul>
  4. 4. Location <ul><li>Absolute Location : </li></ul><ul><li>Latitude and Longitude describe where place is </li></ul><ul><li>Relative Location : </li></ul><ul><li>Location is described in relation to other places </li></ul>“ Where is it?”
  5. 5. Your Turn 1. What is the absolute location of San Diego? 2. Write a sentence describing the relative location of Santee.
  6. 6. Place <ul><li>“ What’s it like there?” </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Characteristics : </li></ul><ul><li>weather, land features, plants, animals </li></ul><ul><li>Human Features : </li></ul><ul><li>people that live in a place, cultures, ideas, ages, jobs, interests, etc. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Your Turn 1. Describe the physical and human characteristics of West Hills.
  8. 8. Human - Environment Interaction <ul><li>“ How do people live within their environment?” </li></ul><ul><li>Adapt : </li></ul><ul><li>Do things to fit in-- clothing, foods, habits, housing </li></ul><ul><li>Change : </li></ul><ul><li>Building parks, shopping malls, roads; </li></ul><ul><li>Leveling land, making dams,irrigating </li></ul>
  9. 9. Your Turn 1. Give one example of how you have adapted to your environment. 2. Give one example of how we have changed our environment.
  10. 10. Region <ul><li>“What are some common characteristics about a place that we want to study?” </li></ul><ul><li>The world is a big place-- we use region to help focus on specific things we want to study: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Physical </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Political </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Your Turn <ul><li>Name three regions in which you live. </li></ul><ul><li>What are some regions we can use to describe the United States? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Movement <ul><li>“ How do people, goods, information, and beliefs move around in a place?” </li></ul><ul><li>Think about : </li></ul><ul><li>How do you get to school, parents get to work? </li></ul><ul><li>Where does your food and clothing come from? </li></ul><ul><li>How do people get information/communicate? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Your Turn Give one example of how people, goods, and information move in our society today.
  14. 14. Journal ___: <ul><li>If you could go any place in the world, where would you go? </li></ul><ul><li>Describe your place using the Five Themes of Geography, and make sure you tell me why you would go there! </li></ul>
  15. 15. Homework <ul><li>Illustrate and color your favorite place or hometown on the shield outline provided that incorporates the 5 themes of geography. </li></ul><ul><li>Assignment due Monday. </li></ul>