5 Themes of geography What are the 5 themes of geography?

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  • 5 Themes of geography What are the 5 themes of geography?
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  • Review from yesterday What were the themes of social studies?
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  • Geography Geography is the study of physical features of the earth and its atmosphere and of human activity as it affects and is affect by these. What things do you think make up geography?
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  • What are the five themes? Tools geographers use to study features on earth. Place (Physical & Cultural) Movement Region Human Environment Interaction Location (Absolute & Relative)
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  • Place A place is defined by its unique characteristics. Physical characteristics Cultural characteristics
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  • Physical Characteristics Specific to THAT place, not generic. The way a place looks. Created by nature. Mountains Rivers, Lakes, Seas Climate Vegetation Examples: Andes Mountains are in South America. Amazon River flows through Brazil. Pampas are located in Argentina. CCA is surrounded by a flat area
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  • Cultural Characteristics Specific to THAT place, not generic. Peoples activities change the way a place looks or is represented. Man-made or invented. Language Unique buildings Religious Practices Celebrations/traditions/holidays Examples: Portuguese is the official language of Brazil. Many Mexicans are Catholic. Mayan ruins are located in Mexico. Blue & White are the Colors and Clipper is the mascot
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  • Movement Places do not exist in isolation. Interconnectedness of the world changes the way placeslook. Today: globalization People, goods & ideas move from place to place. Examples Immigration from Latin America to US. War in Iraq (troops, supplies, ideas, people) Students express their ideas through Facebook (ideas)
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  • Region The world is divided into different areas based upon similarities & differences. Climate Location Beliefs Languages Ethnicity/Race
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  • Region What are some different regions you can think of?
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  • Examples
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  • Interaction The environment & people are interconnected. Consequences to those actions depend upon how people choose to interact with the world and use their resources. Positive/Negative Intentional/Accidental
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  • Interaction What are some positive and negative interaction that people have done to the environment? What about intentional or accidentally?
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  • Interaction Current Environmental Issues: Climate Change (global warming) Energy Resources Water Conservation Deforestation
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  • Location Describes where places are at on earth. Types of Location: ABSOLUTE: exact location on earth (fixed) Doesnt change Latitude/Longitude Hemispheres Grid System Address RELATIVE: compared to other places (variable) Changes dependent upon where youre comparing it to. Miles Distance Direction
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  • Absolute Location Examples: Rome is located at 41 N, 12 E Argentina is located in the southern hemisphere Ecuador is located in Tropic of Cancer.
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  • Relative Location Examples: Rome is located near the Mediterranean Sea. Argentina is near Brazil. Ecuador is south of Mexico.
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  • Examples Lets look at the 5 themes for geography for CCA Place: Physical & Cultural Movement Region Interaction Location: Absolute & Relative
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  • Example In pairs please think of examples for each of the themes, You have 5 minutes get to it!
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  • Example What did you come up with?
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  • Work Cited http://desizntech.info/2009/03/spice-up- your-desktop/ http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/212 8068680090293398QoyWIW