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Unit 1: Geography & Culture
Transcript of Unit 1: Geography & Culture
"The study of people, their environments, their resources, and their interaction."
The Five Themes of Geography
5. Human Environment
position on the Earth's surface
longitude & latitude
physical and human characteristics
activities, religion, language
...of people, goods, and ideas
area with its own unifying characteristics
Culture, political, economic
**one country can be parts of multiple regions**
how people change the world around them
Examples of Physical:
Examples of Human:
Rainforests of Brazil
What is Culture?
The behavior and belief characteristics of a particular social, ethnic, or age group.
You can understand a culture by looking at...
customs & traditions
communicate information & experiences
pass on values and traditions
There can be language
in one culture!
differs all over the world!
struggles over religious differences can be a source of
religion is also a sense of
How does religion influence daily life?
helps members of a culture work together to meet basic needs
most important in most cultures
Most cultures have:
group of people ranked according to ancestry, wealth, education, etc.
people who share a common language, history, place of origin, etc
supply other services
...are organized by levels of power
How a culture utilizes its natural resources to meet human needs
Ways people produce, obtain, use, and sell goods and services
countries that have certain traits in common
forms of government
history religion art
Components of Culture
the rules of behavior
What are some examples?
in importance, and different rules are
in different ways
How does culture
new ideas and ways of doing things
Many forces cause cultural change
the skills & tools people use
how the natural environment shapes human culture
how people alter their actions to protect the environment
the movement of customs or ideas from one place to another