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  • 1. 5 Themes of Geography
  • 2. Location
    • Absolute Location
    • Exact spot on the earths surface where something is
    • Example: Street address, or Latitude and Longitude
    • Relative Location
    • Where something is in relation to other things
    • Example: Utah is north of Arizona. My house is west of the big field.
  • 3. Place
    • Physical Characteristics
    • Physical features that make a place unique. It is how we describe the physical surroundings
    • Human Characteristics
    • How peoples activities have changed the way a place looks
  • 4. Physical Characteristics
  • 5. Human Characteristics
  • 6. Movement
    • People
    • People use various forms of transportation.
    • People move from city to city, state to state, etc.
    • Ideas, Goods, Information, services
    • Ideas such as religions, political thought, and inventions move.
    • Goods such as food and clothing move
    • Information such as knowledge and news moves
    • Services such as financial services move.
  • 7. Movement Examples
  • 8. Human Environment Interaction
    • The ways that humans adapt to and change their surroundings for their benefit.
    • Examples: The clothes people wear, the food they eat, the buildings they build, recreation spots, canals and dams etc.
  • 9. Region An area with common characteristics and its surrounding area
    • Formal Region
    • A region that has a formal boundry
    • Examples include states, cities, stores, neighborhoods,
    • Functional Region
    • A region that does not have formal boundaries
    • Examples include culture regions, climate regions, physical feature regions
  • 10. 5 Themes Pictures
  • 11. Art Activity
    • For each Theme of Geography draw a picture or a cartoon that represents both of the sub-themes, and shows how they work together.
    • EXAMPLE: For location you could show two people talking. One could say “ I didn’t know you live just south of the Jensen’s”. The other would say “ I told you I lived at 47 N. and 111 W.”
    • For Human Environment Interaction the picture just represents the definition.
    • Use you imagination and draw pictures that will help you remember the information.