Five Themes Of Geography

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Five Themes Of Geography

  1. 1. Five Themes of Geography <ul><li>  I.   Location </li></ul><ul><li>Absolute = Exact location on earth’s surface </li></ul><ul><li>1.GPS 2. Map 3. Latitude &Longitude </li></ul><ul><li>Relative = general location (Sinclairville is in NY) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  2. 2. 2. Place <ul><li>Two types of Characteristics of Place – Physical & Human </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>A. Physical : Natural things </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>1.Landforms - Is the land flat, hilly, or mountainous? </li></ul><ul><li>2.Vegetation- What kind of plants? </li></ul><ul><li>3. Animals- Kinds? Amounts? </li></ul><ul><li>4.Soil- Is it fertile? </li></ul><ul><li>5.Climate- Hot, cold,cool,dry,rainy? </li></ul>
  3. 3. B. Human: <ul><li>1.Buildings( what type & made of what) </li></ul><ul><li>2.Roads (dirt/concrete) </li></ul><ul><li>3.Wires (electricity/phone) </li></ul><ul><li>4.Clothes (cotton/wool, shoes) </li></ul><ul><li>5. Religion </li></ul><ul><li>6.Language </li></ul><ul><li>7.Music </li></ul><ul><li>8.Politics </li></ul>
  4. 4. 3.  Human / Environment Interaction Three Ways People Interact with environment: <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>    1 . __Adapt_____________- People do not change the environment they change their lives to fit the environment. People adjust their lifestyle (clothing, housing, sports, food) to fit their environment. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>    2. _____Modify__________ - People change the environment. (buildings, roads, bridges, canals, dams, and harbors) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>    3.  __Depend On_____________ - People depend on the environment to make a living. (farmers, miners, fisherman, tourism...) </li></ul>
  5. 5. 4. Movement <ul><li>  People/ Goods/ Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Communications/ Technology (in & out of country) </li></ul><ul><li>  Spreads Cultural characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>*Causes= environmental, conflict (social or political) , disaster </li></ul>
  6. 6. V. Region <ul><li>    Created by having a common feature </li></ul><ul><li>(Language, landscape, religion, occupation of people…) </li></ul><ul><li>Man made is most cases </li></ul>

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