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5 Themes of Geography

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location, place, region, human-environment interaction, movement
5 themes of geography
relative location
the position of a place in relation to another place
absolute location
the exact location of a place on the earth's surface found using latitude and longitude coordinates
cardinal directions
north, south, east, west
place
the physical features and human features of a location
physical features
natural features, such as land and water forms, climate, natural plants, and native animals
human features
characteristics of a place made by people who live there such as art, language, religion, type of government, landmarks, etc.
region
an area with common features that set it apart from other areas
human-environment interaction
the way people either adapt to or change their environment to meet their needs
movement
the mobility of people, goods, and ideas across the world
Equator
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
Eastern Hemisphere
The hemisphere east of the Prime Meridian.
Western Hemisphere
The hemisphere west of the Prime Meridian.
hemisphere
one half of the earth
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
region
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
latitude
an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
longitude
an imaginary great circle on the surface of the earth passing through the north and south poles at right angles to the equator