5 Themes of Geography - 2nd period (Movement (Definition: Movement…
5 Themes of Geography - 2nd period
Definition: Movement describes how goods, ideas, information, and people migrate
Movement can be done LOCALLY, NATIONALLY, or even GLOBALLY.
Definition: Region describes an area with similar cultural or physical characteristics that set it apart from other areas.
3 types of regions
Formal Regions are identified by official boundaries and include cities, counties, states, and countries. They are clearly known and can be inside of each other.
Functional Regions are made up of a single place and the surrounding regions tied to it.
Vernacular Regions are areas that don't have a formal boundary but are commonly known regions.
Definition: H-E Interaction describes how people change their environment and how the environment changes the way that people live
Can be described in 3 ways
People DEPEND on their environment
People ADAPT to their environment
People MODIFY their environment
Definition: Location describes where a place is on earth
2 types of location
Absolute Location is a place's exact location. Absolute location can be identified with latitude and longitude coordinates or an exact address
Relative Location is a description of a place's location in relation to other places. You could describe a place using words like nearby, above, down the road, east of, etc.
Definition: Place describes the physical and human characteristics at a location
Described in 2 ways
Physical Characteristics describe the natural environment of a place.
Human Characteristics describe the people of a place, both past and present