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					5 THEMES OF
 GEOGRAPHY
 AN INTERACTIVE
LEARNING MODULE
 BY: KRISTIN STILES
DEFINITION OF GEOGRAPHY
ge·og·ra·phy
 1 : a science that deals with
 the description, distribution,
 and interaction of the
 diverse physical, biological,
 and cultural features of the
 earth's surface
 Source-Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary

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    IN PLAIN ENGLISH


Geography is the study of
 the earth and everything
           on it.


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    5 THEMES OF GEOGRAPHY
Visit each of the following sites. Follow all buttons on each page. Save
the BACK ARROW button until you are done with each page. The BACK
ARROW button will bring you back to this page. When you have visited
         all 5 Themes, click on the RIGHT arrow button below.




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    NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
          SOCIETY
 By clicking on this site, you will visit the
  National Geographic Society 5 Themes of
  Geography web page. After reviewing the
  web page, click the back arrow on your
  browser to come back here.
 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
  http://www.nationalgeographic.com/resour
  ces/ngo/education/themes.html



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 WHERE DID THE 5 THEMES
      COME FROM?
The 5 Themes of Geography originated
 by the National Geographic Society
 to fulfill a need for geographers
 (people who study the earth and
 everything on it) categorize
 everything they learn. These 5 places
 are easy to remember. Just say the
 word “PRILM”.

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        WHAT IS “PRILM”?
PRILM is a mnemonic device that can be used
  to help remember what the 5 Themes of
  Geography are. Simply put, take the first
  letter of each Theme to create the word
  PRILM. They are:
 Place
 Region
 Interaction (Human-Environment)
 Location
 Movement




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           Quiz About
       The Five Themes of
           Geography
Click the bell to the left of the correct answer.
Applause will sound if the answer is correct.
A gong will sound if the answer is incorrect.

A key to the quiz follows the last slide.
You may continue answering each question until
the correct answer is found.

   Click on the orange arrow key to progress through the quiz.
Question 1
Which of the following is NOT a
geography theme?
 A. movement     B. human-environmental
                     interaction


 C. region       D. people




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Question 2
 Which of the following is an example
of Human-Environmental Interaction?

  A. getting the mail   B. watching TV



  C. playing Gameboy    D. Rainforest
                            Clearing




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Question 3
Which of the following helped create
the 5 Themes of Geography?
 A. Geographica          B. National Geographic
    Institute                Society

 C. National Council     D. Social Studies
    for Social Studies      Teachers of America




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Question 4
Which of the following is an example of   PLACE?




  A. Deep South            B. McDonalds



  C. Dodge County          D. Skating rink
     Middle School




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Question 5
Which of the following is NOT an example of
Location?


   A. Springfield,       B.   Dodge County Middle School
                              1103 Herman Ave
      Missouri
                              Eastman, GA 31023


   C. Georgia            D. the hills




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Question 6
Which of the following is an example of
region?

  A. Georgia         B. South America



  C. United States   D. The Midwest




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Question 7
What is the name of a person who studies the
earth and everything on it?

     A. Photographer          B. Cartographer



     C. Geographer            D. Mapographer




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Key
 1)D
 2) D
 3) B
 4) A
 5) B
 6) D
 7) C


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                               SUMMARY
   Making Sense of it All
   Now that you have found out a little about the five themes, how can you use them?
   Imagine for a minute that you are a newspaper reporter. An important discovery of a lost
    land has been made, and you have the chance to be the first person to interview the
    returning explorers. Make a list of the questions that you might ask. Remember, the five
    themes and ask the most important questions from each.
   Here are some questions to get you started:
   Where is it?
   Where exactly is that?
   What does it look like?
   How many people live there and where?
   What settlements (cities, villages) does it have?
   What sort of climate does it have?
   Does it have any extremes of weather?
   Is it prone to any type of natural disaster?
   What are the natural resources and how are they used?
   What type of agriculture is there?
   What are the main types of transportation and communication?
   What makes the people there different to people in other places?
   What sort of government does it have?
   Is it associated with any other place?




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   INTERNET REFERENCES
      Click on the links below to view additional information.


 http://www.nationalgeographic.com/r
  esources/ngo/education/themes.html
 http://sd71.bc.ca/Sd71/Edulinks/ICT
  6_9/lessons/geo1/5themes2.htm




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           REFERENCES
 http://www.funsocialstudies.learningh
  aven.com/articles/fivethemes.htm
 http://www.education-
  world.com/a_lesson/lesson071.shtml
 http://www.classbrain.com/artaskcb/
  publish/article_34.shtml



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