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The Five Themes of Geography~

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The Five Themes of Geography~
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Location could be absolute or relative.
Absolute location:
the exact location coordinates to find a specific location
reference can be latitude, longitude, a street address, or even the Township and Range system.
An example of something that uses absolute location is a gps
iPhones use absolute location. There is an app called Find My iPhone that allows you to track wherever your iPhone is, as long as location services is on
Location
Place describes the human and physical characteristics of a location.

Region moves the world into units for geographic study. Regions have some kind of characteristic that unite the area. Regions can be formal or functional.
Region
Place
Physical characters:
Mountains
Rivers
Beaches
Animal and Plant Life
Human-Environment Interaction
Human characteristics:
Bridge
Houses
Parks
Land use
Language Patterns
Movement
People, goods and ideas traveling from one place to another

Movement studies the movement and migration across the planet.
Movement can be local. Like how you get to school today, or it can be global such as how humans get to America
Landforms, waterways, climate, and natural resources all
have helped human environment

People, in return have responded to their environment, or their surroundings, in many different ways. Sometimes they have adjusted to it. At other times, people have changed their environment to meet their standards
Location(continued)
Physical Characteristics:
land forms
climate
soil
natural vegetation
Relative Location:
the relationship of a place to other places
If your house is located near schools, stores, and transportation, your house has relative location to those places.


Resources
http://geography.about.com/od/teachgeography/a/5themes.htm
https://www.csustan.edu/sites/default/files/TeacherEd/FacultyStaff/betts/Handouts/PDFs/Five%20Themes%20of%20Geography.pdf
http://grade7geography.wikispaces.com/Absolute+Location
5 Themes Of Geography For Manhattan
Location
Absolute:40.7127° N, 74.0059° W
Relative: Manhattan is located between the
Hudson River and the East River. Ellis Island, and The Statue of Liberty are just to the west.

Place
Human Characteristics: Central Park, people sometimes have accents, a lot of people from other countries and religions. Skyscrapers, just regular buildings, and several bridges are also human characteristics of New York City.
Physical Characteristics: Manhattan Island, Ellis Island, the Hudson River, and the East River.

Human-Environment Interaction
The Hudson and the East Rivers help humans because they help to transport valuable resources from place to place. The humans interact with the rivers by polluting them with garbage. Central Park helps humans because it gives a wide space to play, exercise, and relax. Humans kind of treat Central Park well, but in certain parts, it's a mess









Movement
In New York City, the ways people travel from place to place are: the train/subway, buses, on foot, and in a taxi/car. People sometimes even travel by boat.





New York City can fall into several different regions. They are: the Northern Hemisphere, the North American continent, the Northeast of the United States, and the Tri-State Area.

Assessment
On the piece of paper we give you, write down the 5 themes of geography for New Fairfield
(You may use computes)
defining traits or features
something made by humans
Human Characteristics: Central Park, people sometimes have accents, a lot of people from other countries and religions. Skyscrapers, just regular buildings, and several bridges are also human characteristics of New York City.
Physical Characteristics: Manhattan Island, Ellis Island, the Hudson River, and the East River.
Place For Manhattan
Location Manhattan
Absolute:40.7127° N, 74.0059° W

Relative: Manhattan is located between the
Hudson River and the East River. Ellis Island, and The Statue of Liberty are just to the west.

Human-Environment Interaction
Human-Environment Interaction
The Hudson and the East Rivers help humans because they help to transport valuable resources from place to place. The humans interact with the rivers by polluting them with garbage. Central Park helps humans because it gives a wide space to play, exercise, and relax. Humans kind of treat Central Park well, but in certain parts, it's a mess
Movement For Manhattan
In New York City, the ways people travel from place to place are: the train/subway, buses, on foot, and in a taxi/car. People sometimes even travel by boat.
Region For Manhattan
New York City can fall into several different regions. They are: the Northern Hemisphere, the North American continent, the Northeast of the United States, and the Tri-State Area.
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