This booklet refers to the five themes of Geography, describing the different themes and their prospective, Learn about the healthy interaction between humans and the environment.
1. THE 5 THEMES OF GEOGRAPHY
2. THE FIVE THEMES OF GEOGRAPHY • Location • Place • Human-Environment Interaction • Movement • Regions
3. LOCATION Where are we? • Absolute Location • Relative Location – A latitude and longitude – Described by landmarks, (global location) or a time, direction or street address (local distance. From one place location). to another. – Paris France is 48o North – Go 1 mile west on main Latitude and 2o East street and turn left for 1 Longitude. block. – The White House is You located at 1600 are Pennsylvania Ave. Here
4. PLACE What is it like there, what kind of place is it? • Human • Physical Characteristics Characteristics • What are the main • Landforms (mountains, languages, customs, and rivers, etc.), climate, beliefs. vegitation, wildlife, soil, etc. • How many people live, work, and visit a place.
5. HUMAN-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTION • How do humans and the environment affect each other? – We depend on it. • People depend on the Tennessee River for water and transportation. – We modify it. • People modify our environment by heating and cooling buildings for comfort. – We adapt to it. • We adapt to the environment by wearing clothing suitable for summer (shorts) and winter (coats), rain and shine.
6. MOVEMENT • How are people, goods, ideas moved from place to place? – Human Movement • Trucks, Trains, Planes – Information Movement • Phones, computer (email), mail – Idea Movement • How do fads move from place to place? TV, Radio, Magazines
7. REGIONS • How are Regions similar to and different from other places? – Formal Regions • Regions defined by governmental or administrative boundaries (States, Countries, Cities) • Regions defined by similar characteristics (Corn Belt, Rocky Mountain region, Chinatown). – Functional Regions • Regions defined by a function (newspaper service area, cell phone coverage area). – Vernacular Regions • Regions defined by peoples perception (middle east, the south, etc.)
8. Remembering the 5 themes • If you can’t remembering what they are just ask MR. HELP!!! • M – Movement • R – Regions • HE – Human Environment interaction • L – Location • P - Place
9. Your assignment • Describe you and your family using the 5 Themes of Geography. • Make sure you use every theme.