THE 5 THEMES OF GEOGRAPHY Notebook Assignment Information: Assignment #1 5 Themes of Geography Notes 10 Points THE FIVE THEMES OF GEOGRAPHY • • • • • Location Place Human-Environment Interaction Movement Regions LOCATION Where are we? • Absolute Location – A latitude and longitude (global location) or a street address (local location). – Paris, France is 48o North Latitude and 2o East Longitude. – The White House is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. • Relative Location – Described by landmarks, time, direction or distance. From one place to another. – Go ½ mile west on Main Street, then turn at the Wendy’s PLACE What is it like there, what kind of place is it? • Human • Physical Characteristics Characteristics • What are the main languages? Customs? Beliefs? • How many people live there? Where do they work? Why do people visit this place? • Landforms (mountains, rivers, canyons, etc.), climate, vegetation, wildlife, soil, etc. HUMAN-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTION • How do humans and the environment affect each other? – We depend on it. • People depend on water for transportation, nutrition and energy • People depend on land to grow crops – We modify it. • People modify their personal environment by heating and cooling areas for comfort. – We adapt to it. • People adapt to the environment by wearing clothing suitable for summer (shorts) and winter (coats), rain (umbrellas) and shine (sunglasses, sunscreen). MOVEMENT • How are people, goods, ideas moved from place to place? – Human Movement • Trucks, Trains, Planes, Boats – Information Movement • Internet, cell phones, mail, social media – Idea Movement • How do trends move from place to place? Internet, magazines, newspapers, social media REGIONS • How are Regions similar to and different from places? • A region is an area that is defined by certain similar characteristics such as physical, natural, human, or cultural. • Regions are defined by government boundaries (States, Countries, Cities) • Regions are defined by similar characteristics (Cotton Kingdom, Rocky Mountains, Chinatown). • Regions are defined by functions (school boundary, cell phone coverage area, religious congregation). Remembering the 5 Themes • If you can’t remember what they are just ask MR. HELP!!! • M – Movement • R – Regions • HE – Human Environment interaction • L – Location • P - Place 5-Themes Chart Your Assignment….. • Write down 2 examples of each theme…however, you must use new examples…not ones we’ve already discussed in class. • You will be called on to share one or more of your examples with the class, and the class will then guess which theme is it; therefore, you need to make sure you’ve done a great job thinking of good, solid examples.