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5 themes of geography start

  1. 1. 5 Themes of Geography WMS 6 th grade Social studies Chapter 1: Geo. Tools and Concepts
  2. 2. Location <ul><li>Position on the Earth’s surface </li></ul><ul><li>Answers the question, “Where?” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Absolute location is the EXACT location, like your address, or latitude and longitude </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relative location is the location of a place relative to something else; like next to or near </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Location Examples <ul><li>1570 Homer Road Winona, MN 55987 </li></ul><ul><li>Next to Bloedow’s Bakery </li></ul><ul><li>Behind Sugarloaf </li></ul><ul><li>44° north latitude and 91° west longitude </li></ul><ul><li>Go three blocks east of Midtown Foods and then turn right. I live in the last house on the left. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Place <ul><li>Characteristics or special features of somewhere </li></ul>
  5. 5. Place - human <ul><li>An idea or action that changes a </li></ul><ul><li>place to make it special or unique </li></ul><ul><li>Tourist places like Garvin Heights Lakeview Drive In or Bloedow’s </li></ul><ul><li>Maritime Museum, Polish Heritage Museum, Historical Society </li></ul><ul><li>Ethnic Groups: Polish, German, Hmong, Mexican, Somali, African-American </li></ul><ul><li>Government: Mayor, city hall, city council </li></ul><ul><li>Places to visit </li></ul><ul><li>Festivals </li></ul><ul><li>Population </li></ul><ul><li>Schools, skyscrapers, buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Homes </li></ul>
  6. 6. Place - physical <ul><li>Physical characteristics special to that place </li></ul><ul><li>- NOT made by man </li></ul><ul><li>Nature </li></ul><ul><li>Wildlife </li></ul><ul><li>Mountains </li></ul><ul><li>Bluffs </li></ul><ul><li>Plants and other animals </li></ul><ul><li>Lakes </li></ul><ul><li>Rivers </li></ul>
  7. 7. Human Environment Interaction <ul><li>H.E.I. </li></ul><ul><li>Shows how humans interact and sometimes change their environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bike paths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Highway improvements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Levees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Campgrounds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Malls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hiking trails </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Heat and air condition homes </li></ul><ul><li>Wear light clothing in summer </li></ul><ul><li>Wear heavy clothing in winter </li></ul><ul><li>Depend on environment – lakes for fishing, fields to plant </li></ul>
  8. 8. Movement <ul><li>How people, goods, and ideas </li></ul><ul><li>move from place to place </li></ul>Trains Planes Buses Cabs Cars Horses Newspaper Radio Barge Internet Web pages Phone Email Texting Boat Truck
  9. 9. Region <ul><li>Used by geographers to make comparisons between areas </li></ul>Tourism Climate Language Political involvement Plant/animal regions Geographic sections or places
  10. 10. geography <ul><li>The study of the Earth </li></ul>
  11. 11. lines of latitude <ul><li>A series of parallel, imaginary lines that circle the globe from east to west. </li></ul>
  12. 12. parallel <ul><li>lines that circle the Earth parallel to the Equator </li></ul>
  13. 13. degree <ul><li>The unit of measure used to determine absolute location on a globe or a map. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Equator <ul><li>An imaginary line that circles the globe at its widest point, halfway between the N and S poles </li></ul>
  15. 15. longitude <ul><li>The series of imaginary lines (meridians) that run north and south from one pole to another. </li></ul><ul><li>Used to measure distance east and west of the Prime Meridian </li></ul>
  16. 16. meridian <ul><li>The series of imaginary lines (longitude) that run north and south from one pole to another. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Prime Meridian <ul><li>The imaginary line of longitude, that runs from the N to the S pole through Greenwich England; it is designated 0 º longitude. </li></ul>
  18. 18. plain <ul><li>A large area of flat or gently rolling land. </li></ul>

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