5 Themes of Geography 1st period (Location (You can find location using...…
5 Themes of Geography 1st period
Location is WHERE a place is
You can find location using...
You can find it by using Latitude
and Longitude or an address
Using relative location by describing where a place is in terms of other places
Definition: Place describes the physical and human characteristics of a location
Can be described in two ways
describe the natural environment. Ex. climate - hot or cold
describe the people of a place, both past and present. Ex. how many people live there, what they do for work
Definition: H-E Interaction describes how people change their environment and how the environment changes the way that people live
Interaction can be looked at in three different ways
People ADAPT to their environment... Ex. Stilt houses in Burma allow people to live in tidal areas with better fishing opportunities.
People MODIFY their environment... Ex. Forest clearers in Brazil have burned down parts of the rain forest to clear land for farming
People DEPEND on the environment... Ex. Rice farmers in Indonesia depend on wet conditions for their crops to grow.
Definition: Movement describes how goods, ideas, information, and people migrate.
Movement could be done LOCALLY, NATIONALLY, or even GLOBALLY.
Describes an area with similar cultural or physical characteristics that set it apart from other areas
3 different ways to describe a region
are made up of a single place and the surrounding regions tied to it. Ex. Chicago is a large city with many suburbs and the people who live in those suburbs work in Chicago
are identified by official boundaries and include cities, counties, states, and countries. They are clearly known and can be inside each other. Ex. Havre is in Hill County in Montana.
are areas that don't have a formal boundary but are commonly known regions. Ex. the west in the United States