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Physical & Cultural Geography Terms/Five Themes/Map Components

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