Five Themes of Geography
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Relating the location to a person or place.
Ex: Finding the Bahamas southeast of the States.
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.
An area with unifying features.
Reason people might move?
To escape persecution or crime.
Or for new opportunities, like the Gold Rush.
How do people modify their environment?
Cutting down trees so they can farm on it to grow stuff like crops
Using longitude and Latitude to know where you're at.
North to south grid lines
East to West grid lines(Horizontal).
What is it like?
What makes this place different from the other places?
Physical Characteristics-Natural Environment
Human Characteristics- Culture
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?
5 themes of geography
Human Environment Interaction
A region with a common "culture"
What is the name of the imaginary line that separates the northern and southern hemispheres?
Which of the following is not a state: Rhode Island, Louisiana, Sacramento, or New Jersey?
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?
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?
What is the name given to a point of land extending to a body of water?
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?
Which of the following is not a city: Seattle, Idaho, Miami, or Chicago?
What is the Northernmost point in the world called?
Is the Arctic Circle north or south of the equator?
What are the two continents in the world with the largest land areas?
Asia and Africa
State or country or county
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