5 Themes of Geography
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tree1096 on October 1, 2012
Continue to practice your understanding of the 5 themes of geography.
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|5 Themes of Geograhpy||Location - where is it?|
Place - what is it like when you get there?
Region - what does it have in common with other places?
Movement - How do people, goods and ideas get around?
Human / Environment Interaction - How do people change the environment and adapt? What does the environment give to the people?
|relative location|| |
the position of a place in relation to another place (north or south of, east or west of, adjacent to, etc)
|absolute location|| |
the exact location of a place on the earth's surface found using latitude and longitude coordinates
|place||the physical and human characteristics of a location|
|physical characteristics|| |
natural features, such as land and water forms, climate, natural plants, and native animals
|human characteristics|| |
characteristics of a place made by people who live there such as art, language, religion, type of government, landmarks, etc.
an area with common features that set it apart from other areas
the mobility of people, goods, and ideas across the world
|human-environment interaction|| |
the way people either adapt to or change their environment to meet their needs
imaginary line that runs around the earth halfway between the North and South Poles; used as the starting point to measure degrees of north and south latitude
|degrees||unit of measure to show the distance of a place from the Equator or Prime Meridian|
|Northern Hemisphere|| |
the hemisphere north of the equator
|Southern Hemisphere|| |
the hemisphere south of the equator
|Prime Meridian|| |
line of the global grid running from the North Pole to the South Pole through Greenwich, England; starting point for measuring degrees of east and west longitude
|cardinal directions|| |
north, south, east, west
|Eastern Hemisphere|| |
The hemisphere east of the Prime Meridian.
|Western Hemisphere|| |
The hemisphere west of the Prime Meridian.
one half of the earth (northern, southern, eastern, western)
|an area with a specific language group||region|
|an area with a specific government||region|
|across the street||relative location|
|14º N, 15º W||latitude and longitude coordinates for absolute location|
|a continent may be one||region|
|a desert may be one|| |
|True or False: A place may be part of several different regions.||True|
|people change or adapt to a place||human-environment interaction|
|True or False: Human-environment interactions result in positive and/or negative effects.||True|
|wearing warm clothing in a cold climate is an example of....|| |
adapting to a place through human-environment interaction
|building a ski resort in a mountainous snowy area is an example of....|| |
changing a place through human-environment interaction
|making terraces in slopes to grow food is an example of....|| |
changing a place through human-environment interaction
|using reindeer hides to wear in cold climate is an example of....||adapting to a place through human-environment interaction|
an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
an imaginary great circle on the surface of the earth passing through the north and south poles at right angles to the equator
|Push factors|| |
Movement - reasons people are pushed out of an area (economy, weather, drought, natural disasters, war etc.)
|Pull factors|| |
Movement - reasons people are pulled into an area (jobs, better weather, safety, religion, etc.)
|Continents of the world - largest to smallest|| |
Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, Oceana/Australia
|Oceans of the world|| |
Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Southern, Arctic
|Tropic of Cancer|
The Tropic of Cancer, also referred to as the Northern tropic, is the circle of latitude on the Earth that marks the most northerly position at which the Sun may appear directly overhead at its zenith. This event occurs once per year, at the time of the June solstice, when the Northern Hemisphere is tilted toward the Sun to its maximum extent.
|Tropic of Capricorn|| |
The Tropic of Capricorn, or Southern tropic, marks the most southerly latitude on the Earth at which the Sun can be directly overhead. This event occurs at the December solstice, when the southern hemisphere is tilted towards the Sun to its maximum extent.
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- "absolute location" image
- "physical characteristics" image
- "human characteristics" image
- "region" image
- "movement" image
- "human-environment interaction" image
- "Equator" image
- "Northern Hemisphere" image
- "Southern Hemisphere" image
- "Prime Meridian" image
- "cardinal directions" image
- "Eastern Hemisphere" image
- "Western Hemisphere" image
- "hemisphere" image
- "a desert may be one" image
- "wearing warm clothing in a cold climate is an example of...." image
- "building a ski resort in a mountainous snowy area is an example of...." image
- "making terraces in slopes to grow food is an example of...." image
- "latitude" image
- "longitude" image
- "Push factors" image
- "Pull factors" image
- "Continents of the world - largest to smallest" image
- "Oceans of the world" image
- "Tropic of Cancer" image
- "Tropic of Capricorn" image
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