JULY 15, 2010 Ms. Baum’s Social Studies Class
July 15 th  Opener <ul><li>What is the largest continent on earth? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A) Europe </li></ul></ul></ul...
July 15 th  Opener Answers <ul><li>What is the largest continent on earth? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A) Europe </li></ul><...
<ul><li>What is Geography? </li></ul>
What is Geography? <ul><li>Geography is the study of Earth’s surface, lands, features and people. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Why were the 5 themes of Geography created? </li></ul>
Why were the 5 themes of Geography created? <ul><li>The five themes of geography were created to help Geographers organize...
The First Theme: Location <ul><li>How would you define the word location? Give me some examples of locations. </li></ul>
Location <ul><li>Location answers the question “Where are we?” </li></ul><ul><li>In the 5 themes of Geography there are tw...
Relative Location: <ul><li>Relative location: locations described by landmarks, directions, time or distance from one plac...
Absolute Location: <ul><li>Absolute location: more specific form of location. It can give you a global location (using lat...
Relative vs. Absolute Location: <ul><li>Relative location: locations described directions, time, landmarks or distance. </...
Our 5 themes of Geography Song <ul><li>Using your lyrics as a guide, lets listen to our 5 themes of geography song. </li><...
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July 15 introduction to 5 themes of geography

  1. 1. JULY 15, 2010 Ms. Baum’s Social Studies Class
  2. 2. July 15 th Opener <ul><li>What is the largest continent on earth? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A) Europe </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>B) Asia </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>C) Antarctica </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>D) Africa </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>What is the largest ocean in the world? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A) Atlantic </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>B) Pacific </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>C) Indian </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>D) Arctic </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. July 15 th Opener Answers <ul><li>What is the largest continent on earth? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A) Europe </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>B) Asia </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>C) Antarctica </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>D) Africa </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>What is the largest ocean in the world? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A) Atlantic </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>B) Pacific </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>C) Indian </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>D) Arctic </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>What is Geography? </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is Geography? <ul><li>Geography is the study of Earth’s surface, lands, features and people. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Why were the 5 themes of Geography created? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Why were the 5 themes of Geography created? <ul><li>The five themes of geography were created to help Geographers organize information. </li></ul>
  8. 8. The First Theme: Location <ul><li>How would you define the word location? Give me some examples of locations. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Location <ul><li>Location answers the question “Where are we?” </li></ul><ul><li>In the 5 themes of Geography there are two types of locations: Relative and Absolute locations. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Relative Location: <ul><li>Relative location: locations described by landmarks, directions, time or distance from one place to another. </li></ul><ul><li>With your neighbor, describe the relative location of Durant Road Middle School. Be prepared to share with the class your description </li></ul>
  11. 11. Absolute Location: <ul><li>Absolute location: more specific form of location. It can give you a global location (using latitude and longitude) or a local location (street address). </li></ul>
  12. 12. Relative vs. Absolute Location: <ul><li>Relative location: locations described directions, time, landmarks or distance. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tennessee is west of North Carolina </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Absolute location: gives a specific form of location. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The White House is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington D.C. 20500 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Relative Location </li></ul><ul><li>Absolute Location </li></ul>
  13. 13. Our 5 themes of Geography Song <ul><li>Using your lyrics as a guide, lets listen to our 5 themes of geography song. </li></ul><ul><li>This is the song we will use to make our music video. </li></ul>

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