Teacher Notes by HZPSpuY5

VIEWS: 0 PAGES: 3

									                     Name: ________________________________       #____________

                        The Five Themes of Geography



 I.   Location: Where are we?

       A. Absolute

             1.      Latitude/Longitude (Global)

             2.      Street Address (Local)

       B. Relative

             1.      Described by landmarks, time, direction, distance, and

                     association




II.      Place: What kind of place is it?

       A. Human Characteristics

             1.      Architecture, land use, communication, travel networks

       B. Physical Characteristics

             1.      Mountains, Rivers, Soil, Beaches, Wildlife
III.    Human/Environment Interaction: How do humans and the environment

        affect one another?

       A. Humans adapt to the environment

             1.     Clothing

       B. Humans modify the environment

             1.    Building, digging, chopping/planting trees, cutting lawns

       C. Humans depend on the environment

             1.     Rivers for water and transportation




IV.     Movement: How do things move?

       A. People

       B. Goods

             1.    Import/Export

       C. Ideas: Communication

             1.     Fashion

             2.     Politics

             3.     Email/Internet
V.     Region: What is it like there? (an area that displays a unity of some

       kind)

     A. Formal

           1.     Government boundaries

           2.      Not open to dispute

     B. Functional (newspapers, airline service area, pizza delivery)

           1.      If the function ceases, so does the region

     C. Dialect

           1.      “The South”

								
To top