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					Of the terms listed below, are there any you already know? Talk with your
             neighbor about definitions you’re familiar with!



 Geography: The Study
 of Places AND People
                         Terms to tackle:
     •Geography
     •Landforms
     •Climate                                                               Set up your paper
                                                                                 to take
     •Environment                                                            Cornell notes!

     •Region
     •Resources
                                              Do you have a


                                  Geography
                                                   culture?
                                              If so, what does
       What is culture?                          it include?




       • Geography is the
         study of the earth’s
         physical and cultural
         features.
       • These features include
         mountains, rivers,
         people, cities, and
         countries.
    Geography is broken in two parts;
Physical geography and Human geography!
      Physical Geography:
          Landforms
                                               • Landforms are the
                                                 natural features of the
                                                 land’s surface.
                                               • Some landforms
                                                 include mountains,
                                                 valleys, plains, and
                                                 canyons.

See if you and your neighbor can identify 5 examples of landforms
                     from the picture above.
     Get Ready to Test Your
 Knowledge of Famous Landforms
      Around the WORLD!!!
               The Grand
                Canyon
                                      Mt. Everest




Old Faithful
  Geyser



                           Hawaiian
                            Islands
Physical Geography:
      Climate
                                  • Climate is the pattern
                                    of weather conditions
                                    in a certain area over a
                                    long period of time.
                                  • Weather, however, is
                                    the conditions at a
                                    specific time and
                                    place.
                 My city has cold winters. I’m talking about its ________.
                 It is below freezing today. I’m talking about the _______.
   Fill in the
    blanks!
     Physical Geography :
        Environment
• An environment includes
  all living and nonliving
  things that affect human
  life in an area.
• Environment includes
  climate, land, water,
  plants, soil, and animals.

     Talk to you neighbor about how
      water, climate, and soil affect
                 humans.
                      Human Geography
                             • Human geographers
                               study humans and
                               their cultures.
                             • Human geographers
                               also study how the
                               environment affects
                               people.
This is a picture of the
Dogon people of Mali.         What are the two main branches
                                      of geography?
 Other Questions Human
   Geographers Might
       Research…
                                                              What kind
What religions                                                 of work
 do people                                                    do people
  practice?                How do people
                          who live in deserts                    do?
                              survive?          How do they
                                                 get their
                                                  food?

                                                               Why do some
                                                                 diseases
                                                               spread easily
     With your neighbor, answer one                              in some
      of these questions about your                            environments
              environment.                                    and not others?
                      Regions                        Regions are basically
                                                   ways geographers organize
                                                      land or people into
                                                           different
                                                            pieces.


• A region is an area with
  one or more features that
  make it different from
  surrounding areas.
• Regions can have different
  climates, physical
  features, different
  languages spoken by
  humans, and even
                                Can you think of any other
  different religions          Regions, or ways geographers
  practiced by humans.          Might organize land/people?
Resources
               • Resources are
                 materials found in the
                 earth that people need
                 and value.
               • Some early times
                 essential resources
                 included water,
                 animals, and stones.

 An area’s resources has a huge affect on whether or not
       people choose to live in a particular area.
     Recapitulate!
Take some time to recap some of
 the information we discussed.
   I’m looking for 6-8 GREAT
           sentences.

				
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