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Five Themes of Geography

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Relative Locatiton
Relating the location to a person or place.
Ex: Finding the Bahamas southeast of the States.
Human Characteristics
What's their population density and religion like?
What's their language?
What's their clothing?
What food is on their plate?
Ex: In the US we eat pancakes, but in France they eat crepes.
Region
An area with unifying features.
Reason people might move?
To escape persecution or crime.
Or for new opportunities, like the Gold Rush.
Climate/Weather
How do people modify their environment?
Building buildings
Cutting down trees so they can farm on it to grow stuff like crops
Absolute Location
Using longitude and Latitude to know where you're at.
Longitude
North to south grid lines
Latitude
East to West grid lines(Horizontal).
Place
What is it like?
What makes this place different from the other places?
Physical Characteristics-Natural Environment
Climate
Human Characteristics- Culture
Movement
We study how and why people move, like to escape persecution or crime. Or for new opportunities, like the Gold Rush, you could hitch your wagon or be walking through the cold slush. It's not just people that move, if we're staying honest, certainly merchants are trading all the latest hottest products. Ideas spread by communication and technologies, cultures move with languages and philosophies
Why people depend on their environment?
Food
Culture
Shelter
5 themes of geography
Location
Place
Human Environment Interaction
Movement
Region
Physical Region
Landforms
Physical Region
Rivers
Oceans
Lakes
Cultural Region
A region with a common "culture"
What is the name of the imaginary line that separates the northern and southern hemispheres?
Equator
Which of the following is not a state: Rhode Island, Louisiana, Sacramento, or New Jersey?
Sacramento
What are the names of the Earth's four hemispheres?
Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western
What part of the map contains information about what the map symbols mean?
Key or Legend
Is the Tropic of Cancer north or south of the equator?
North
Name the four oceans of the earth, largest to smallest.
Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, and Arctic
What does a star or dot in a circle usually mean on a map?
Capitol City
What is the name given to a point of land extending to a body of water?
Peninsula
What are the seven continents?
Asia, Africa, North and South America, Australia, Antarctica, Europe
What is the name given to a point of land extending into a body of water. Give an example.
Peninula: Florida, Balkan
Locate the Gulf of Mexico on a map. What is the definition of a gulf?
An area of water that lies within a curved coastline
What term is used to describe an area of land that is smaller than a continent and completely surrounded by water?
Island
Which of the following is not a city: Seattle, Idaho, Miami, or Chicago?
Idaho
What is the Northernmost point in the world called?
North Pole
Is the Arctic Circle north or south of the equator?
North
What are the two continents in the world with the largest land areas?
Asia and Africa
Political Region
State or country or county