5 Theme of Geography 6th period (Region (There are 3 different ways to…
5 Theme of Geography 6th period
Region describes an area with a similar cultural or physical characteristics that set it apart from other areas. 0
There are 3 different ways to describe regions
Vernacular Regions: are areas that don't have a formal boundary but are commonly known region. Ex. the west in the United States
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
Functional Regions: are made up of a single place and the surrounding regions tied to it. Ex. Chicago is a large city with many suburbs and people live in the suburbs but work in the city
Human-Environment Interaction describes how people change their environment and how the environment changes the way that people live
Interaction can be looked at in 3 different ways
People DEPEND on the environment. Ex. Rice farmers depend on wet conditions for their crops to grow
people adapt to the environment ex still in Burma allow people to live in tidal areas where fishing is better
People MODIFY their environment. Ex. In Brazil they burn down rain forest to clear land for farming.
WHERE a place IS
You can find location using..
Describing where a place is in terms of other places using cardinal directions (N, S, E, W)
Finding the latitude and longitude
Movement describes how goods, ideas, information, and people migrate
Movement could be done locally, nationally or even globally.
Place describes the physical and human characteristics of a location
Can be described in terms of...
Describe the people of a place, both past and present Ex. how many people live there, what they do for work
Describe the natural environment. Ex. climate - hot or cold