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Copy of The Five Themes of Geography
Transcript of Copy of The Five Themes of Geography
A position on the Earth's surface
Places are described in terms of their physical and human characteristics.
Constant motion of people, ideas, materials, and physical systems.
with the environment. People
to the world around them.
A region is a part of the world that has
at least ONE characteristic in common
(either human or physical) or is
in some way because of the
way people use it
There are TWO types of regions:
An absolute location is your exact position on earth.
Your location relative to another place on earth
Physical characteristics of a place are not man made but instead are formed through natural processes in the environment.
The human characteristics of a place are anything made or done by people. For example, the Sydney Opera House is a human characteristics of Sydney, Australia.
Humans depend on their environment for things like food, shelter, and clothing.
Farming is a great example of human dependence on the environment for food.
Humans modify, or
, their environment in many ways.
Humans can adapt to to almost any environment on earth.
People live in Death Valley, California (one of the hottest places on the planet!)
People live in space!
Formal regions are parts of the world that share a human or physical characteristic.
There are three types of formal regions... physical, political, cultural.
A functional region is a group of places connected by the way people use them.
People take ideas with them when they move.
Media (print or electronic) is an important tool for moving ideas from place to place.
Movement of Ideas
Physical systems move and change.
Weather systems travel.
The tides rise and fall.
Movement of Physical Systems
Coordinates are a way to distinguish absolute locations. Our school is located at 40.107356 N, 76.299217 W.
The Grand Canyon was formed through years of erosion by the Colorado River.
The Northern Lights are the result of electrically charged particles in the atmosphere.
Where are people going?
How are they getting there?
Why are they going?
Movement of People
Certain resources are only available in select locations and need to be transported to other regions lacking it.
Movement of Materials
WHERE IS IT???
The study of where people, places, and things are located and how they relate to each other.
0 to 90 degrees
North & South
East & West
by a government
or other political
Regions that share a common: