the study of where people, places, and things are located and how they relate to each other
location, place, interaction between people and their environment, movement, and region
5 themes of geography
The position of anything on Earth's surface.
distance north or south of the Equator, measured in degrees
the equator divides the earth into 2 halfs, called......
Distance east or west of the prime meridian, measured in degrees
the prime meridian is an imaginary line that runs through.........
physical and human characteristics
geographers describe places in terms of their..........
china, where there are a few trees, people chop vegetables, fish, and meat into bite-size pieces called ..........
what percent of egypt is desert?
goods sent to markets outside a country
goods brought into a country
mutual dependence of countries on goods, resources, and knowledge from other parts of the world
an area with its own unifying characteristics
known as the developing world, sometimes called the third world. nations in the developing world are working to build modern industrial economies
what is more accurate that a map?
ways of showing the curved earth on a flat surface
A map that shows the correct sizes and shapes of landmasses by cutting out parts of oceans.
Shows the correct areas of landmasses and oceans, directions are accurate, but it is distorts Africa and South America
it shows the correct sizes and shapes of most landmasses. It also gives a fairly accurate view of the sizes of oceans and the distances across lan areas. it has distortions along the edges
map that shows borders that divide nations from one another
shows features such as mountains, lakes, and rivers.
the physical features of a place or region
elements of culture
social organizations, customs and traditions, language, arts and lit, and religion
includes a wife, husband, and their children.
Several generations living in one household
cornerstone of culture
worship of one god
worship of more than one god
hindusim, buddism, judaism, christianity, and islam
major world religions
people have supreme power
people choose leaders to represent them
a ruler or group holds power by force
people produce most of what they need to survive. hunting and gathering, farming, and herding cattle are the bases of this economy
individuals answer basic economic questions by buying and selling goods and services
the gov. controls what goods are produced, how they are produced, and what they cost
individuals make some economic decisions and the gov. makes others.
refers to the skills and tools that people use
the movement of customs or ideas from one place to another
a group of people within a society who share certian beliefs, values, and customs
they judge other cultures by the standards of their own culture