The Five Themes of Geography (Movement (Why are they moving to a specific…
The Five Themes of Geography
A Place or Position
Ways to Describe Location
Latitude/Longitude (Exact Location)
Latitude: Lines run East to West; Measures how far North or South something is of the Equator
Longitude: Lines run North to South; measures how far East or West something is of the Prime Meridian
How far from home is it?
Traveling by plane, train, car, etc.? Miles or Kilometers?
What is it close to?
What countries, cities, states, landmarks, etc.?
A specific area or region of the world: a particular country, city, or state
How do you describe Place?
Basic Description: Size and Shape
Climate: Temperature and weather; Seasons
Physical Features: Topographical features (Mountains, terrain, water features, etc.)
People: Who lives there? (nationalities, traditions, etc.)
Going from one place to another, changing locations
How do you travel to a specific place?
Goods shipped out
Something brought in
Why are people leaving?
Want more resources.
Why are they moving to a specific place?
Areas made by cultural, physical, and people.
Human Environment Interaction
Environment: Where things live
How do we adapt to our environment?
Body changes to fit the environment
How do we depend on the environment?
Basic human needs
How do we change our environment?
Adding/removing plants and animals