Five Themes of Geography

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Five Themes of Geography

  1. 1. The Five Themes of Geography
  2. 2. <ul><li>Geography is the study of the earth and its inhabitants. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The earth is complex, so we beakdown its study into 5 areas </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Place </li></ul><ul><li>Movement </li></ul><ul><li>Human-Environmental Interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Region </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul>
  4. 4. Place <ul><li>“ What is it like there?” – studies what the people and surroundings are like in an area </li></ul><ul><li>Human Characteristics -The traits of the people </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Characteristics - The traits of the land </li></ul>
  5. 14. Movement <ul><li>“ How and why do we moves things around the world?” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Goods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People </li></ul></ul>
  6. 23. Human-Environmental Interaction <ul><li>“ How do humans impact the environment and how does the environment influence humans?” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Human modify and adapt to the environment </li></ul></ul>
  7. 30. Region <ul><li>“ What ties an area together?” </li></ul><ul><li>Formal -has set boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>Functional -based around a certain purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Vernacular -based on human perception </li></ul>
  8. 38. Location <ul><li>“ Where is it?” </li></ul><ul><li>Absolute Location – Expresses location with latitude and longitude or street address </li></ul><ul><li>Relative Location – Expresses location using landmarks </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Erie is 50 miles north of Titusville </li></ul></ul></ul>

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