The Five Themes of
Geography
Location

Where places and regions
are located.
• Both absolute and relative
locations.

Absolute location: The
global grid coordinates
where a place is
located on Earth.
• Latitude
• Longitude

Relative Location: where a place
is located relative to another
place.
Where is Colorado relative to…?
Place

Physical and human
characteristics that make one
location different from
another.
Guess the place based on…
Human Characteristics and…
Physical Characteristics.
Human-Environment Interaction

How people adapt to and
change their environment.
How have these people adapted to their environment?
(The Sahara Desert)
People change their environment
Movement

The movement of people,
goods, and ideas.
Region

An area defined by common
characteristics.
What regions is
Irving’s Homeland
part of?
What Political Region?
What Physical Region?
What Linguistic Region?
Activity: The Five Themes of
Englewood High School


Essential Learning Target: Locate
physical and human features and
evaluate their implications for society.
Apply the five themes of geography to
EHS. Relate each theme to EHS in 1-2
complete sentences. Then, chose one
to represent graphically (in a picture).
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