5 Themes Of Geography

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  • Procedures:
    Divide the class into groups of 2-4 students.
    Give each group a magazine.
    Instruct each group to look through their magazine and select one picture that represents each of the five themes of geography.
    Have them cut out their photos and glue them to colored construction paper. They should then label each picture with the theme it represents.
    Have each group present their collage to the class and explain how each shows the theme chosen.
    Display in the classroom.
    Materials:
    Magazines
    Colored construction paper
    Glue
    scissors
  • 5 Themes Of Geography

    1. 1. Lesson Goal: List and define the five themes of geography. Describe how the five themes of geography help organize information about the earth and its people.
    2. 2. 5 Themes of Geography Location Place Human-Environment Interaction Movement Region
    3. 3. Location Position or site on Earth where a feature is found Absolute: Exact location of a place on Earth Latitude & Longitude Address Relative: Location of a feature in relation to other places
    4. 4. Discussion Question #1 (Location) Why might sailors be interested in knowing absolute location? In the middle of the ocean, there would be no way of telling where you are but by using longitude and latitude lines.
    5. 5. Place Describes a location’s features Physical Features: those that occur naturally Plant and animal life, landforms, elevation, climate, soil, and bodies of water Cultural Features (Human Characteristics): created by human beings who live there Number of people who live in a place, how close together people live, and how they make a living
    6. 6. Discussion Question #2 (Place) What are the physical and cultural features of your neighborhood? Possible answers: Flat or hilly Mild climate Urban or rural
    7. 7. Human-Environment Interaction How people interact with their environment. Two interactions occur: Humans adapt to their natural environment • Hunting and fishing Humans change environment to make life better and suit their needs • Cutting down forests to build homes
    8. 8. Discussion Question #3 (Human/Environment Interaction) What steps would you take to adapt to your environment if you lived in Alaska? Florida? Alaska: wear warm clothes, live in heated home, buy a vehicle that could travel in snow. Florida: wear cool clothes, live in an air- conditioned home.
    9. 9. Movement The way people, goods, and ideas travel from place to place Two examples: Transportation • RR’s, roads, planes, sea routes Communication • Books, newspapers, telephone, radio, TV, the Internet
    10. 10. Discussion Question #4 (Movement) How might ideas have moved from one place to another hundreds of years ago? Today? Past: word of mouth, some form of printing Today: books, magazines, telephone, the internet
    11. 11. Region Areas of the world that have something in common Human characteristics Political Region Cultural Region Economic Region physical characteristics of a region Natural Regions Climatic Regions
    12. 12. Discussion Question #5 (Region) What do you think might be some characteristics of the United States’ Southwest region? Hot temperatures, little rainfall, deserts
    13. 13. Planner: Wed., Sept. 19 Review the 5 Themes of Geography Group Activity create 5 Themes of Geo. Collage
    14. 14. Planner: Thurs., Sept. 20 Review the 5 Themes of Geography Group Activity create 5 Themes of Geo. Collage
    15. 15. Planner: Fri., Sept. 21 Please turn in 5 Themes of Geography Notes Video: The Fire Below Us— Remembering Mt. St. Helens
    16. 16. Lesson Goal: List and define the five themes of geography. Describe how the five themes of geography help organize information about the earth and its people.
    17. 17. 5 Themes of Geo. Group Activity Create a 5 Themes of Geography collage: Using a magazine, select a photo or illustration that represents each of the 5 themes of geography. Cut and glue each illustration to colored construction paper Label each picture with the theme it represents Title the collage “5 Themes of Geography”

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