SocialStudiesArchaeologyEconomicsAnthropologyPsychologyCivicsPoliticalScienceSociologyGeographyHistory
Geography HistoryThe study ofpeople, theirenvironments, andtheir resourcesAn account of whathas happened in thelives of di...
5 ThemesThe Five Themes of GeographyGeography HistoryDeveloped by geographers toshow the connection betweengeography and h...
Theme #1: LocationDescribes where places are on earth (Where is there?)AbsoluteExact location determined bylongitude and l...
Theme #1: LocationDescribes where places are on earth (Where is there?)AbsoluteExact location determined bylongitude and l...
Theme #2: PlaceDescribed by physical and human features(What can be found there? What goes on there?)PhysicalClimate, soil...
Theme #2: PlaceDescribed by physical and human features(What can be found there? What goes on there?)PhysicalClimate, soil...
Theme #3: MovementThe movement of people, goods, and resources from one place toanotherCultural Diffusion:As people meet o...
Theme #4: Human/EnvironmentInteractionPeople adapting to and changing their environment
Theme #5: RegionAn area of the world that has similar characteristicsPhysical CharacteristicsRegion shares climate, landfo...
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5 themes of geography

  1. 1. SocialStudiesArchaeologyEconomicsAnthropologyPsychologyCivicsPoliticalScienceSociologyGeographyHistory
  2. 2. Geography HistoryThe study ofpeople, theirenvironments, andtheir resourcesAn account of whathas happened in thelives of differentpeople
  3. 3. 5 ThemesThe Five Themes of GeographyGeography HistoryDeveloped by geographers toshow the connection betweengeography and history
  4. 4. Theme #1: LocationDescribes where places are on earth (Where is there?)AbsoluteExact location determined bylongitude and latitude linesEx: 42°39′35″N , 73°46′53″Wis Albany, New York
  5. 5. Theme #1: LocationDescribes where places are on earth (Where is there?)AbsoluteExact location determined bylongitude and latitude linesEx: 42°39′35″N , 73°46′53″Wis Albany, New YorkRelativeLocation in relation to anotherplaceEx: Albany is north ofWestchester County, along theHudson River
  6. 6. Theme #2: PlaceDescribed by physical and human features(What can be found there? What goes on there?)PhysicalClimate, soil, plant life, bodies ofwater, etc.
  7. 7. Theme #2: PlaceDescribed by physical and human features(What can be found there? What goes on there?)PhysicalClimate, soil, plant life, bodies ofwater, etc.HumanKinds of houses people build,ways of earning a living,religion, languages, etc.
  8. 8. Theme #3: MovementThe movement of people, goods, and resources from one place toanotherCultural Diffusion:As people meet others, they exchange ideas, goods, resources, and technology.
  9. 9. Theme #4: Human/EnvironmentInteractionPeople adapting to and changing their environment
  10. 10. Theme #5: RegionAn area of the world that has similar characteristicsPhysical CharacteristicsRegion shares climate, landforms, bodies of water, etc.Ex: Appalachians, Great Lakes RegionHuman/Cultural CharacteristicsRegion shares language,religion, food, etc.Ex: United States, Chinatown

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