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The 5 Themes of Geography

Presentation for my Social Studies Methods Class
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Kathlyn Miller

on 14 February 2013

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Transcript of The 5 Themes of Geography

The 5 Themes of Geography Geography is the science
of places and spaces What is Geography? There are 3 types
of geography 1) Physical Geography 2) Economic Geography R Russia China India Saudi Arabia Algeria DR Congo 3) Cultural Geography The 5 Themes of Geography are... Portugal Spain Brazil Location
Relative and Absolute
Place
Interaction
Movement
Region
Formal, Functional,Vernacular Raleigh, NC Absolute Location:
35.7966° N, 78.6892° W

Relative Location:
On Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC

Place: Flat, temperate

Interaction: College The 5 Themes of Geography
With Meredith! Movement:
Students, Faculty, Staff

Regions
Formal: America
Functional: Service
Vernacular: The South Lansing, Michigan How can we teach the
5 themes in our classrooms? Denver, Colorado Absolute Location Using a map or globe
Geocashing Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Relative Location Street names
City names
Landmarks Buenos Aires, Argentina Santiago, Chile Place Physical Features
Teach about the 3 regions of NC
Compare different countries Cape Town, South Africa Interaction Research project on a building
Research how you town has changed Liverpool, England Movement Good and Services
Students who have moved
Migration
Movement through history Sydney, Australia Region Political Regions
Vernacular Areas of the US and the world
*Harder to teach Tokyo, Japan Integration All of these can be integrated
with many subjects; they do not
have to be taught separately Yangon, Burma Works Cited Ellis, A. (2010). Teaching and learning elementary social studies. (9th ed.). Massachusetts : Pearson. Meredith photo taken from: http://www.meredith.edu/about/
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