5 Themes of Geography 2nd period (Region (can be described in three ways…
5 Themes of Geography 2nd period
Definition: Region describes an area with similar cultural or physical characteristics that set it apart from other areas.
can be described in three ways
Functional Regions: are made up of a single place and the surroundings regions tied up to it Ex: Chicago is a big city suburbs are in the city.
Formal Regions: 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
Vernacular Regions; are areas that don't have a formal boundary but are commonly known regions. Ex. the west in the United States
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 3 ways
People DEPEND on their environment. Ex. Rice farmers depend on the wet weather to grow their crops
People ADAPT to their environment. Ex. Stilt houses in Burma allow people to live in tidal areas where fishing is better
People MODIFY their environment Ex forests in Brazil have been cleared so people
Definition: describes how goods, idea, information, and people migrate.
Movement could be done LOCALLY, NATIONALLY, or even GLOBALLY.
Definition: Place describes the physical and human characteristics of a location
Can be described in two ways
Physical Characteristics: describe the natural environment. Ex. climate - hot or cold
Human Characteristics: describe the people of a place, both past and present. Ex. how many people live there, what they do for work
WHERE a place IS
You can find location using..
Using relative location by describing where a place is in terms of other places
Finding the latitude and longitude