Geography Introduction

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Geography Introduction

  1. 1. Geography 8<br />The basics of mapping and geography<br />
  2. 2. Essential Geography Questions<br />What is geography and why is it important?<br />What are the tools of geography and how are they used to analyze the physical and human landscapes of the world?<br />How are historical events influenced by physical and cultural geography?<br />
  3. 3. Geography is the study of:<br />The earth&apos;s surface and the processes that shape it<br />The connections between places<br />The complex relationships that develop between people and their environments— physical surroundings. <br />
  4. 4. Geographers are scientists who study the relationship between people and their environments. <br />
  5. 5. The two major branches of geography are <br />physical geography—study of the physical features and changes on the earth&apos;s surface <br />cultural geography—study of humans and their ideas, and the impact of human ideas  and actions on the earth. <br />
  6. 6. What is the importance of Geography? <br /> help us know more about each other and our cultures, <br /> help us understand our environment and problems associated with it, <br /> help us better understand the ways in which each of us interacts with, and is dependent on others and the environment, <br /> and help us solve environmental, political, economic, and social problems. <br />
  7. 7. Essential Question: What are the five themes of geography and what kinds of maps can be used to illustrate them? <br />
  8. 8. Five themes of geography are:<br />1. Location<br /> What is the location of a place? <br />2. Place<br />What is the character of a place? <br />
  9. 9. Five themes of geography are:<br />3. Environment<br />How do people interact with the natural environment of a place? <br />4. Movement<br />How do people, goods, and ideas move between places? <br />
  10. 10. Five themes of geography are:<br />5. Regions<br />How are places similar to, and different from, other places? <br />
  11. 11. Three Basic Types of Maps<br />
  12. 12. Physical<br />
  13. 13. Political<br />
  14. 14. Road<br />

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