Five Themes of Geography

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  • 1. The Five Themes of Geography

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  • Geographyis the study of the earth and its inhabitants.
    • The earth is complex, so we beakdown its study into 5 areas

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  • Place
  • Movement
  • Human-Environmental Interaction
  • Region
  • Location

4. Place

  • What is it like there? studies what the people and surroundings are like in an area
  • Human Characteristics -The traits of the people
  • Physical Characteristics - The traits of the land

5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Movement

  • How and why do we moves things around the world?
    • Goods
    • Ideas
    • People

15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. Human-Environmental Interaction

  • How do humans impact the environment and how does the environment influence humans?
    • Human modify and adapt to the environment

24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. Region

  • What ties an area together?
  • Formal -has set boundaries
  • Functional -based around a certain purpose
  • Vernacular -based on human perception

31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. Location

  • Where is it?
  • Absolute Location Expresses location with latitude and longitude or street address
  • Relative Location Expresses location using landmarks
      • Erie is 50 miles north of Titusville