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5 Themes of Geography
5 Themes of Geography Movement Region Human-Environment Interaction Location Place
Movement How are people, goods, and ideas moved from place to place? • Human movement (plane, train, truck, car) • Information movement (phones, computers) • Ideas movement (TV, radio, magazines)
Regions • REGION: basic unit of geographic study, an area on the earth’s surface that is defined by certain unifying characteristics
Formal Regions • Regions defined by (States, Countries, Cities) • Regions defined by (Corn Belt, Rocky Mountain region, Chinatown).
Functional Regions • Regions defined by a (newspaper service area, cell phone coverage area). Vernacular Regions • Regions defined by (middle east, the south, etc. )
Human-Environment Interaction How do humans and the environment affect each other? • People depend on the environment (we get our water from Lake Michigan)
• People modify the environment (we create dams to produce electricity) • People adapt to the environment (We wear clothing suitable for summer (shorts) and winter (coats)
Location Where are we? A latitude and longitude (global location) or a streets address (local location) Described by landmarks, time, direction, or distance. - Paris, France = 48°N/2°E - White House = 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. - One mile west of here - 2 min. walking distance - Right in front of the HIP
Place What is it like there? Human Characteristics The main languages, customs, beliefs, traditions, etc. Physical Characteristics Landforms (mountains, rivers, etc. ), climate, vegetation, wildlife, soil, etc.
Remembering the 5 themes • If you can’t remembering what they are just ask MR. HELP!!! • M – Movement • R – Regions • HE – Human Environment Interaction • L – Location • P - Place
Group Activity Jig-saw Poster, Presentation, & Gallery Walk • • Provide an in depth analysis and understanding of geography: its themes and features. Please refer to pages SH 24 - SH 25 in our text, your notes, our class website, and powerpoint for content information. Provide a source reference at the bottom of your poster. In small groups of three, students will examine and discuss one of the five themes of geography, and collectively create a poster that explains their theme. Posters will then be used to share and explain each group’s respective theme to the rest of the class. This "jig-saw" activity will encourage peer to peer interaction, and refine students' speaking and listening skills. Posters will be displayed in class as part of a Gallery Walk. Students are encouraged to take notes as they peruse each poster.
Poster components Your Poster needs to include the following components: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Theme Title Description/Definition Illustration(s) with caption Two general examples: Illustration, caption, elaboration. One personal example: Illustration, caption, elaboration.
Schematic Poster Layout Present your theme in a comprehensible manner with multiple examples that include an image, a caption, and a short expository paragraph. Your poster should be a tool to help others fully understand your theme of geography. Be prepared to share your poster with the rest of the class.