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Five themes of geography

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  • Five Themes of Geography
    •   I.   Location
    • Absolute = Exact location on earth’s surface
    • 1.GPS 2. Map 3. Latitude &Longitude
    • Relative = general location (Sinclairville is in NY)
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  • 2. Place
    • Two types of Characteristics of Place – Physical & Human
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    • A. Physical : Natural things
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    • 1.Landforms - Is the land flat, hilly, or mountainous?
    • 2.Vegetation- What kind of plants?
    • 3. Animals- Kinds? Amounts?
    • 4.Soil- Is it fertile?
    • 5.Climate- Hot, cold,cool,dry,rainy?
  • B. Human:
    • 1.Buildings( what type & made of what)
    • 2.Roads (dirt/concrete)
    • 3.Wires (electricity/phone)
    • 4.Clothes (cotton/wool, shoes)
    • 5. Religion
    • 6.Language
    • 7.Music
    • 8.Politics
  • 3.  Human / Environment Interaction Three Ways People Interact with environment:
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    •     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.
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    •     2. _____Modify__________ - People change the environment. (buildings, roads, bridges, canals, dams, and harbors)
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    •     3.  __Depend On_____________ - People depend on the environment to make a living. (farmers, miners, fisherman, tourism...)
  • 4. Movement
    •   People/ Goods/ Ideas
    • Communications/ Technology (in & out of country)
    •   Spreads Cultural characteristics
    • *Causes= environmental, conflict (social or political) , disaster
  • V. Region
    •     Created by having a common feature
    • (Language, landscape, religion, occupation of people…)
    • Man made is most cases