The five themes of geographyPresentation Transcript
The Five Themes of Geography
5 Themes of GeographyMr. Help M-----Movement R-----Region HE-----Human Environmental Interaction L-----Location P-----Place
LocationWhere is it?
LocationAbsolute Location —the exact position of a spot on the earthRelative Location--- the position of a spot in relation to another spot on the earth
Location Absolute Location The latitude and longitude of a spot The address of a spot Exact locationRelative Location- • The location of a spot in relation to another • Near, by, next to, north of, etc.
PlaceWhat’s it like?
PlaceWhat’s it like? Physical Characteristics Human Characteristics
PlaceWhat’s it like? Makes the location UNIQUE
Place--What’s It Like? Physical Characteristics: landforms, bodies of water, climate, soil, plant life and animal life (FYI)
Place--What’s It Like? Human Characteristics: how many people live somewhere, how close together they live , social traits, cultural traditions and political institutions (FYI)
Human Environmental Interaction Way of Life
Human and Environmental Interaction * Humans interact with their environment * The environment interacts with and affects people
Human Environmental Interaction Way of Life Positive and negative interactions
Human & EnvironmentalInteraction
Human Environmental Interaction How people interact with the environment and how the environment interacts with people Depend Adapt Modify
Human Environmental Interaction (FYI) People DEPEND on the environment People ADAPT to the environment People MODIFY their environment
Human and Environmental Interaction * Humans interact with their environment (FYI) * Depend---(Basic needs, recreational activities) * Adapt---(Clothing, housing, way people use land) * Modify---(People change the environment-- heat, air conditioning, farming, mining, irrigation)
MovementMoving people, goods and ideasTransportation and Communication
MOVEMENT• Movement means change.• How and why people and things move and how they are connected
RegionGroup areas by unifying characteristics or like characteristicsAreas that show common characteristicsMakes the study of geography more MANAGEABLE.