What Is Geography?

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What Is Geography?

  1. 1. What is Geography?
  2. 2. • How the natural env. influences people, how  activities affect Earth, and how the world is  changing.
  3. 3. • There are 5 big themes to geography: Location Place Human‐Environmental Interaction Movement Regions
  4. 4. • Absolute: where something is on a map in  relation to a grid or coordinate system Like? • Relative: to locate a place compared to other  landmarks Like?
  5. 5. • Latitude: horizontal lines  • Longitude: vertical lines  on the map that give  on the map that give  location on the earth  location on the earth East  North / South of the  / West of the Prime  Equator Meridian
  6. 6. • Answers the question: What is it like there? • Every place has features that make it unique  from other places…
  7. 7. • Human features:  what people put on  earth. • Physical features:  natural characteristics
  8. 8. • How does mankind reacts to its surroundings? We depend on the environment for life. We modify nature. We adapt to nature.
  9. 9. • What do we share? • Movement of an object moves from one  absolute location to another. • 3 different types of movement: People Goods Ideas
  10. 10. • Area of land with one or more common  characteristics.  • Relative locations brought together by… Language Religion History Landforms (etc)

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