The Five Things of Geography (Place (Definition: a specific area or…
The Five Things of Geography
Definition: a specific area or region of the world: a particular city, country, etc. (Merriam-Webster)
Basic Description: size and shape. Climate: Temperature and weather; seasons. Physical Features: topographical features. People: Who lives there? (nationalities, traditions, etc.)
Definition: a place or position.
Examples: continents, country, region, state, country, city.
Exact Location: latitude and longitude.
Relative location: How far from home is it?
Human Environment Interaction
Environment:where things live, habitat.
Body changes to fit the environment, clothing, architecture, cultural-speaking costume.
Economically, basic human needs, naturally, terrain, weather.
Add terrain, add plants and animals, add pollution, add people, add and remove resources, socially, innovations.
Going from one place to another.
Fly-by plane, walk, drive(car), train, boats, swim, bike/motorbike,
export- good shipped out, medical, technical equipment, electronics, plastics, medicines,
import: something we have brought in, oil/fuel, vehicles, furniture, precious metals and stomes
Want more resources, war, new opportunity, disease, fear, government changes, weather,
Area that is made of one culture and area.
Ex: Time zones, terrain, and Midwest.