5 Themes of Geography - 1st Period - Coggle Diagram
5 Themes of Geography - 1st Period
Definition: Movement describes how goods, ideas, information, and people migrate.
Movement could be done locally, or even globally.
Example: Truck brings supplies to stores.
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.
Example: Havre is a city inside the state of Montana.
Functional Regions-are made up of a single place and the surrounding regions tied to it.
Example: Chicago is a large city with many suburbs.
Vernacular Regions-are areas that don't have a formal boundary but are commonly known regions.
Example: The West is a region of the USA.
Definition: H-E Interaction describes how people change their environment and how the environment changes the way that people live.
People depend on their environment
Example: Farmers depend on rain to water their crops.
People adapt to their environment
Example: People who live in cold environments need warmer clothes.
People modify their environment
Example: Rainforests are cleared so that people can farm.
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.
Example: My address is an absolute location.
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.
Example: Havre is west of Chinook.
Definition: Place describes the physical and human characteristics of a location.
Physical Characteristics-describe the natural environment
Examples: climate, height above sea level, landforms, terrain, and vegetation
Human Characteristics-describe the people of a place, both past and present.
Examples: economic activities, human-made features, language, political system, population distribution, and religion