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5 Themes of Geography

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The Five Themes of Geography: MR. HELP
Movement, Region
H.E.I., Location, Place
MR. HELP What does the acronym stand for?
Movement
The import/export of people, ideas and goods around the world
Movement: People
Examples: immigration, emigration, forced migration due to conflict , disease or natural disaster
Movement: Ideas
Cultural Exchange: foods, music, games, religion
Movement: Goods
The transport of products around the world
Region
An area of the world that has similar physical or human characteristics
Region
Areas with common landforms, language, religion, customs, history, culture
Human-Environment Interaction
People adapt to, depend on and/or modify their environment
H.E.I. - Adapt
Heat or air conditioning in buildings, heavy clothing in winter, fans or shade for relief from heat, beach house on stilts to avoid flooding
H.E.I. - Modify (change)
Building roads and houses, clearing trees for construction or farmland, building dams on rivers, etc...
H.E.I. - Depend
We need natural resources for power, farming and fishing for food, raw materials for manufacturing
Location
Where a place is and how we find it.
There are 2 types: Absolute and Relative
Absolute Location
Exact coordinates : New Orleans 30 degrees N, 90 degrees W
Absolute Location
Street address: #3 NW Road
Universal City, TX 78148
Relative Location
the location of one place in relation to another
Ex. Texas is southwest of Arkansas
Relative Location
Haiti is southeast of Cuba
Place
The personality of an area. This is what makes an area unique.
Described by the human and physical characteristics.
Place - Human Characteristics
The twin cities has about 2 million people. Many people have historical roots that go back to northern Europe. Most people are Christian. There are growing populations of immigrants from Africa and Asia.
Place - Physical Characteristics
The Rocky Mountains are in western North America. They extend 3000 miles from north to south. The highest peaks are nearly 15,000 feet. Due to the elevation, the climate is dry with cool winters and short, warm summers.

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