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5 themes of geography

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5 themes of geography

  1. 1. 5 Themes of Geography5 Themes of Geography 66thth Grade Social StudiesGrade Social Studies Mrs. RossMrs. Ross
  2. 2. 5 Themes of Geography5 Themes of Geography • Location • Place • Human/Environment Interaction • Movement • Regions
  3. 3. LocationLocation • Absolute – Exact Location • Relative – How a place is connected to another place by technology, land or water
  4. 4. LocationLocation • Absolute – Latitude=North/South of Equator – Longitude=East/West of Prime Meriden – Detroit-Latitude = 42, Longitude = -83 • Relative – Detroit- South from Warren
  5. 5. Describe how to get to your house. Absolute? Relative?
  6. 6. PlacePlace • Distinguishing characteristics of a specific location – Physical – Human
  7. 7. PlacePlace • Physical – Waterways – Landforms – Climate – Animal Life • Human – People – Languages – Transportation – Communication – Religion
  8. 8. Compare Alaska to Hawaii.
  9. 9. Human/Environment InteractionHuman/Environment Interaction • Take in to account at all the effects that occur when people interact with their surroundings – Positive Interaction – Negative Interaction • Help to plan and manage environment
  10. 10. Human/Environment InteractionHuman/Environment Interaction • Positive Interaction – Plant a tree – Clean a river – Creating a damn • Negative Interaction – Building a highway – Clearing a forest – Creating a damn
  11. 11. Other Examples of Human/Environment Interaction
  12. 12. MovementMovement • How and why people and products move • People move, travel and communicate daily • Products are moving daily
  13. 13. MovementMovement • People – Career – Family – Religious reasons – Escape war • Products – Transported from one place to another • Manufactured material • Crops • Natural resources • Oil
  14. 14. How are you connected with, andHow are you connected with, and dependent upon, other regions,dependent upon, other regions, cultures, and people in the world?cultures, and people in the world?
  15. 15. RegionRegion • Unifying characteristics – Human • Language – Physical • Mountains, deserts, rainforests – Cultural • Religion
  16. 16. How do regions change over time?
  17. 17. 5 Themes of Geography5 Themes of Geography • Location • Place • Human/Environment Interaction • Movement • Regions
  18. 18. PicturesPictures • All pictures/clipart retrieved from Microsoft PowerPoint version 2002.

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