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					The 5 themes of Geography

             By: Taytum Widseth
             Period: 8
                  1. Location
a) Absolute Location- 36 degrees, 30 degrees N, 118
   degrees, and zero degrees E.
b) Relative Location- East of Tibet, West of Taiwan,
   South of Jilin, and North of Jiangsu.
                        2. Place
                Physical Characteristics
1) Bodies of water- There is the yellow sea from the Korean
   peninsula (the yellow river).
2) Landforms- Two thirds of the provinces total area
   includes a hilly central region, Centered on the famous
   mount tai complex, and a fertile and intensively formed
   agriculture area on the North, West, and South, which
   forms part of the hang he (yellow river) basin and the
   North China plain. Some other land forms include
   China’s 5 sacred mountains, such as Mount tia,
   monadocks, North China plain, Jiaolai plain, and the
   taihang mountains.
                    2. Place
3) Climate- Shandong characterized by a continental
    climate with cold winters and hot dry summers.
    Climate variation prevails, however, between the
    peninsula and inland zones of the provenance. Cold
    NW winds blow in December. Wind direction
    reverses by march, warm SE winds throughout
    summer. Inland zone annual rain ranges 20 inch NW
    Shandong to 40 inch as you go to the mouth as
    huang he.
                     2. Place
4) Animal Life- Some animals in Shandong are the Roe
  deer and field and harvest mice; birds- mandarin
  ducks, dollar birds( raller group( and large owls, with
  reforestation since 1950 population of native bird and
  mamels have almost vanished. Species of insects,
  beetles, and moths, however, are still unusually diverse
  and varied.
                     2. Place
5) Natural vegetation- Some plants found are reeds,
  grassy legumes, shrubs ( Notably tamarisk),
  halophytic, lianlia poplars, pines, and arborvitae,
  Deciduous and coniferous forests, mixed oak, elm,
  cedar, linden, ash, maple, chestnut forests. Some fruit
  trees apple, pear, apricot, peach, white mummeries,
  Persian walnuts, silk trees, and acacia.
     2. Place
Human Characteristics
 1) Population- 94,000,000
 2) Ethnic Groups- Predominately Northern mandran,
    speaking and of han (Chinese origin) thereare small
    concentrations of hui (Chinese muslums) in Jinan,
    Zchoucan ( near zibo), Tailan(south of Jinan), and
    Jining and linging(trading centres on the grand canal
    in western Shandong). The population, more than
    half of which is classified as rural, is fairly evenly
    distributed over the level, cultivated area of the
                      2. Place
3) Language- Mandrin dialects: Jilu Mandrin NW; Jinan
  madrin, hongyuan Mandrin in SW; Jiao liao Mandrin
  in Shandong Pennensula. Jiao liao Mandrin called
  “Jiaodong dialect”.
4) Customs- Some festivels are spring, lanturn, Lishun,
  Qingming, dragon boat, Bouble 7th, mid autumn,
  double 9th day(non festival), winter solstice, and little
  new year(not festival).
                      2. Place
5) Economy- A diversified agricultural and industrial,
  most food is for interval consumption and a little is for
  exporting. This food sufficiency was obtained in 1970.
  In the economy development of industry, mining, and
  electric. Power generation has been emphasized most
  of Shandong's economy is based on cash crop
6) Government- In 1980 Shandong switched from 17
  prefecture-level municipalities to a peoples
                       3. Region
1) Major trade partners- Some trade partners are Japan,
   Korea, USA, and Hong Kong.
2) Metropolitan cities- These Cities are Jinan, Qingdao,
   yontai, zibo, weihai, weifang, and Dongying.
3) Major rivers Drainage- Shandong’s drainage is
   predominately radial and subject to the prevailing
   configuration of the mountains, only navigatable river
   (other than portions of the Haung He) is the xiaoging
   river which emerges from a small spring, fed lake in a
   limestone outcrop zone near Jinan and flows parallel to
   the huang he before emptying into Laizhou bay. The
   southern hills, in contrast, are drained by several rivers in
   arable valleys and eventually terminate in the marshy
   plain east of the Grand Canal in Jiahgs province.
                    3. Region
1) Climate regions- Shandong falls within the North
   China climate region, which is a temperate climate
   with cold winters and hot, dry, summers.
2) Vegetation- Some plants are reeds, grassy legumes,
   halophytic shrubs, very scarce deciduous and
   coniferous forests of pine, oak, cedar, ash and
   chestnut due to deforestation. Fruit trees as apple,
   pear, apricot, and peach. Lower elevations have the
   pagoda, white mulberry, Persian walnuts. Silk trees,
   and acacia.
                     3. Region
3) Shared characteristics of the whole area- A
  characteristic that is shared through the whole area is
  all of China(Shandong) has one time zone.
4) Land area- 5,920 sq. mi. (153,300 sq. km.)
4. Human Environment Interaction
2) Canals- Shandong has the Grand Canal.
4) Other- Shandong's population has changed the land
  by taking the forests down (deforestation).
            5. Movement
          Movement of people
1) Ethnic groups who settled there- A few ethnic groups
   that settled there are Han, Itui, and Manchus.
             5. Movement
           Movement of goods
1) Foods- Peanuts are the leading cash crop and leading
   manufacturer of peanut oil, sea food, and edible
2) Trade goods- Some traded goods are apples,
   peanuts, vegetables, oil (2nd largest oil field in
   China), and coal.
3) Manufactured goods- Some manufactored goods are
   haier and hisensa electranics, tsingdao beer, China
   qingqi motorcycles, longfujia liquor, and weifang
             5. Movement
           Movement of ideas
1) What ideas have the people borrowed or shared with
   other states or ethnic groups- Some ideas that have
   been shared with other ethnic groups is folklore
   tradition has been shared and been spread across
   China but is most clearly evidenced in the temples,
   shrines, legends, and cults associated with Mount Tai
   and with the temple, tomb, and ancestral home of
   Comfucius and the kong family.
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