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Geography

  1. 1. Mrs. Sanchez Geography
  2. 2. <ul><li>location </li></ul><ul><li>place </li></ul><ul><li>movement </li></ul><ul><li>region </li></ul><ul><li>human interaction </li></ul>What are the Five Themes of Geography?
  3. 3. Absolute Location <ul><li>Describes the exact location of the place </li></ul><ul><li>longitude/latitude </li></ul>For example- Cairo, Egypt is located at 30 degrees north latitude and 31 degrees west longitude
  4. 4. <ul><li>Describes where a place is located in relation to other places </li></ul>For example- Chad is located south of Libya west of Sudan, east of Niger and north of the Central African Republic Relative Location
  5. 5. <ul><li>Describes the unique characteristics of countries, cities and states. </li></ul><ul><li>Physical characteristics </li></ul>Place For example- Mount Kilamanjaro is a unique physical feature of Tanzania.
  6. 6. <ul><li>Describes how goods, ideas and people get from place to place. </li></ul>Movement For example-Many places have unique forms of transportation, in Northern Africa people still use camels because of the desert climate.
  7. 7. <ul><li>Describes how many places can have common characteristics. </li></ul><ul><li>Human/physical </li></ul>Region For example- North Africa is considered an Islamic region because the majority of the people living there are Muslim.
  8. 8. Geography Video
  9. 9. <ul><li>Describes how people adapt to and change their environment. </li></ul>Human-Environment and Interaction For example- Romans built aqueducts to provide their city with running water, indoor pluming and a sewer system.
  10. 10. <ul><li>What are your questions on what we covered in this presentation? </li></ul><ul><li>Homework will be for you to read a newspaper, or watch the news for current events. </li></ul><ul><li>Other projects. </li></ul>Conclusion

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