5 Themes of Geography - 6th period (Movement (Definition: Movement …
5 Themes of Geography - 6th period
Definition: Movement describes how goods, ideas, information, and people migrate.
Movement could 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
Functional Region are made up of a single place and the surrounding regions tied to it.
Vernacular Region are areas that don't have a formal boundary but are commonly known 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.
Definition: H-E Interaction describes how people change their environment and how the environment changes the way that people live.
3 ways of interaction
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. It 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: describes the physical and human characteristics of a location
2 ways to describe a place
Physical Characteristics describes the natural environment of a place.
Human Characteristics describe the people of a place, both past and present.