THE 5 THEMES OF
GEOGRAPHY
Notebook Assignment Information:
Assignment #1
5 Themes of Geography Notes
10 Points
THE FIVE THEMES OF
GEOGRAPHY
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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.
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