Physical & Cultural Geography Terms/Five Themes/Map Components

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These are the physical and cultural geography terms from our text book pages 22-31, along with the Five Themes and Map Components Terms.

Physical Geography

The study of the earth's surface

Environment

All of the surroundings of a place

Landforms

Physical features of the earth

Climate

The kind of weather a place has over a long period of time

Elevation

The height above sea level

Natural Resources

The materials found in nature that people can use, such as water, air, soil and animals

Vegetation

Plant life

Cultural Geography

The study of the way of life of people

Culture

The way of life for a group of people, including their beliefs, customs, rules, and ways of relating to each other.

Ethnic Group

A group of people who share a language, history, and/or place of origin

Customs

The practices from the past that people continue to observe

Movement

How goods, people, information and animals move from place to place.

Location

Finding either the exact or relative location of a place or person.

Place

Comparing the natural and man-made features of an area, to determine its uniqueness.

Region

An area with common features that sets it apart from another area.

Human-Environment Interaction (H-E I)

How the environment is influenced and influences humans.

Equator

An imaginary line that circles the earth halfway between the North and South Pole @ O degrees.

Continent

Large body of land (7 on earth) Asia, North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Australia, and Antarctica.

Hemisphere

Half of the earth. Four in the world: Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western.

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