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World History - Section 1 5 Themes of Geography

5 Themes of Geography
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Geography
the study of people, their environment, and the resources available to them.
5 Themes of Geography
place, region, human environment-interaction, location, movement
Location
tells where a place is on the surface of the Earth
Uses latitude and longitude
location
latitude
measures distance north or south of the equator
longitude
measures distance east or west of the Prime Meridian
latitude and longitude
give exact location
relative location
where one place is located in relation to another
Place
describe places in terms of physical features and human characteristics
Physical characteristics
landforms, bodies of water, climate, soil quality, resources, and plant and animal life
Human characteristics
where most people live, their economic activities, religious beliefs, and languages.
Human-environment Interaction
people interacting with their environment
Movement
the movement of people, goods, and ideas
region
divide the world into many types
regions are divided into
physical characteristics, political, economic, or cultural features
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