The Five Themes of
Geography
A Framework for Studying the
World
Theme 1: Location
• Where is It?
• Why is It There?
Two Types of
Location
•Absolute
•Relative
Absolute Location
• A specific place on the Earth’s surface
• Uses a grid system
• Latitude and longitude
• A global addre...
Absolute Location
Lodi
Latitude: 43.31 N, Longitude: 89.53 W
Relative Location
• Where a place is
in relation to
another place
• Uses directional
words to describe
– Cardinal and
inte...
Wisconsin
• Wisconsin is in the upper
Midwestern region of the US.
• Lake Michigan forms the eastern
border of Wisconsin a...
Map Projections
Mercator
Peters
Winkle Tripel
Theme 2: Place
Physical Characteristics
• Land Features
• Mountains, plains, and plateaus
• Climate
• Bodies of Water
Wisconsin:
Physical
Characteristics
Theme 2: Place
Human Characteristics
• People
• Culture
• Language
• Religion
• Buildings and
Landmarks
• Cities
Human Characteristics of
Asian Nations:
UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Quiz
UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Web
Theme 3: Human
Environment Interaction
How People Interact With Their
Environment
People . . .
• Adapt to Their Environmen...
Global Human Environment
Interaction
The Netherlands – land reclamation
Assignment:
• Find an extreme or surprising example of
human environmental interaction (non-US).
• Create 1 power point sl...
Theme 4: Movement
The Mobility of
• People
• Goods
• Ideas
How Places are
linked to one
another and the
world
Wisconsin: Movement
What are the ways
people in our
region/state move?
Wisconsin: Movement
Movement of People
• Humans are a mobile
species
• Migration
– Immigration
– Emigration
Chinese Migration
• The Chinese Economic
Miracle
– 1978 Deng Xiaoping
– Need for mass of labor in
industrial areas on the
...
Movement of STUFF
• Natural Resources
• Processing
• Manufacturing
• Marketing
• Sales
• Resale
• Disposal
Theme 5: Regions
What Places Have in
Common
• Political Regions
• Landform Regions
• Agricultural Regions
• Cultural Regio...
US: Regions
http://home.neo.rr.com/rodsphotogallery/NaturalWonders/SeaSand/Images/JockeysRidge.jpg
http://www.shorebirdwor...
Formal Region
• Most common/familiar.
• Determined by the distribution of a uniform
characteristic (physical or cultural)
...
Functional Region
• Serves a purpose that affects places around it.
– Distributes goods/people
– Serves specific purpose
•...
Perceptual/Vernacular Region
Sense of place defined by people’s ordinary
language and informal understanding of a place.
G...
Assignment
• Create a Map of Lodi that defines one of the
following:
• Formal Regions
• Functional Regions
• Vernacular Re...
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  1. 1. The Five Themes of Geography A Framework for Studying the World
  2. 2. Theme 1: Location • Where is It? • Why is It There? Two Types of Location •Absolute •Relative
  3. 3. Absolute Location • A specific place on the Earth’s surface • Uses a grid system • Latitude and longitude • A global address
  4. 4. Absolute Location Lodi Latitude: 43.31 N, Longitude: 89.53 W
  5. 5. Relative Location • Where a place is in relation to another place • Uses directional words to describe – Cardinal and intermediate directions
  6. 6. Wisconsin • Wisconsin is in the upper Midwestern region of the US. • Lake Michigan forms the eastern border of Wisconsin and Lake Superior is the northern border. • Wisconsin lies to the north of Illinois and east of Minnesota.
  7. 7. Map Projections
  8. 8. Mercator
  9. 9. Peters
  10. 10. Winkle Tripel
  11. 11. Theme 2: Place Physical Characteristics • Land Features • Mountains, plains, and plateaus • Climate • Bodies of Water
  12. 12. Wisconsin: Physical Characteristics
  13. 13. Theme 2: Place Human Characteristics • People • Culture • Language • Religion • Buildings and Landmarks • Cities
  14. 14. Human Characteristics of Asian Nations:
  15. 15. UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Quiz UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Web
  16. 16. Theme 3: Human Environment Interaction How People Interact With Their Environment People . . . • Adapt to Their Environment • Modify Their Environment • Depend on Their Environment http://www.fotosearch.com/comp/corbis/DGT119/BAG0017.jpg
  17. 17. Global Human Environment Interaction
  18. 18. The Netherlands – land reclamation
  19. 19. Assignment: • Find an extreme or surprising example of human environmental interaction (non-US). • Create 1 power point slide – Include an image – Include a description (including location)
  20. 20. Theme 4: Movement The Mobility of • People • Goods • Ideas How Places are linked to one another and the world
  21. 21. Wisconsin: Movement What are the ways people in our region/state move?
  22. 22. Wisconsin: Movement
  23. 23. Movement of People • Humans are a mobile species • Migration – Immigration – Emigration
  24. 24. Chinese Migration • The Chinese Economic Miracle – 1978 Deng Xiaoping – Need for mass of labor in industrial areas on the coast. • Economic Boom, Rise of Chinese Middle Class Vs. • Congestion, Crime Backlashes against internal migrant laborers • “The Last Train Home”
  25. 25. Movement of STUFF • Natural Resources • Processing • Manufacturing • Marketing • Sales • Resale • Disposal
  26. 26. Theme 5: Regions What Places Have in Common • Political Regions • Landform Regions • Agricultural Regions • Cultural Regions
  27. 27. US: Regions http://home.neo.rr.com/rodsphotogallery/NaturalWonders/SeaSand/Images/JockeysRidge.jpg http://www.shorebirdworld.org/fromthefield/Images/Hatteras%20Light.JPG http://www.homestead.com/pncfa/files/piedmontmap.jpg http://www.ncbbi.org/images/piedmont-images/piedmont-nc-heartland-golf.jpg Steve Pierce
  28. 28. Formal Region • Most common/familiar. • Determined by the distribution of a uniform characteristic (physical or cultural) – Location – Climate – Religion • Examples – Central America (Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama) – Latin America (spanish-speaking nations) – Tropics (countries located near equator)
  29. 29. Functional Region • Serves a purpose that affects places around it. – Distributes goods/people – Serves specific purpose • Examples: – Panama Canal – Amazon River Basin – Hollywood – Amish Country
  30. 30. Perceptual/Vernacular Region Sense of place defined by people’s ordinary language and informal understanding of a place. Groups of areas that provoke a certain stereotype or feeling. • Examples: – The Bronx – The “ghetto” – China town – The Bible Belt – Packer Country
  31. 31. Assignment • Create a Map of Lodi that defines one of the following: • Formal Regions • Functional Regions • Vernacular Regions You will be randomly assigned which regions you will define.

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