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THE 5 THEMES OF GEOGRAPHY
THE FIVE THEMES OF GEOGRAPHY Location Place Human-Environment Interaction Movement Regions
LOCATION Where are We? Absolute Location A latitude and longitude (or global) location or a street address (or local) location. Paris, France is 48 o North Latitude and 2 o East Longitude. Paris, France – LA-48 N, LO-2 E Paris, France – 48 N, 2 E The White House is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. , Washington, D. C. Relative Location Described by landmarks, time, direction, or distance, from one place to another using a direction in the description. You are Here North of Anytown, Pennsylvania. 1 mile west on Main Street and turn south; east of Walmart, Poulsbo, Washington.
PLACE What it is like there, what kind of place it is… Human Characteristics the main languages, customs, and beliefs… number of people living, working, and visiting a place… Physical Characteristics landforms (mountains, rivers, valleys, other geographic features), climate, vegetation, wildlife, soil…
HUMAN-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTION How humans and the environment affect each other. . . We depend on it. People depend on the Tennessee River for water and transportation. We modify it. People modify our environment by heating and cooling buildings for comfort. People build things, changing the landscape. We adapt to it. People adapt to the environment through roads, businesses, clothing, and homes.
MOVEMENT How people, goods, ideas are moved from place to place… Human Movement Trucks, trains, planes, etc. Information and Ideas Movement Phones, computers (email), mail, social media, Internet TV, radio, magazines, advertisements
REGIONS How are Regions similar to and different from other places? Formal Regions defined by governmental or administrative boundaries (States, Countries, Cities) Regions defined by similar characteristics (Corn Belt, Rocky Mountain region, Chinatown, International District). Functional Regions defined by an activity or operation (newspaper service area, cell phone coverage area). Vernacular Regions defined by peoples’ or geographic perceptions (Middle East, The South, Amazon Region, West Indies, Bay Area, Tri-Cities, etc. )
Remembering the 5 Themes If you can’t remember what they are just remember MR. HELP!!! M – Movement R – Regions HE – Human Environment interaction L – Location P - Place
Your assignment - Using the 5 Themes of Geography… (a) Describe you and your family… (b) Describe Poulsbo… Make sure you use all 5 themes.