The Five Themes of Geography • What do you guys know about the Five Themes of Geography? • .
The Five Themes of Geography • The Five Themes help everyone to understand the world we live in. • How?? • What could these Themes possibly mean…
The Five Themes of Geography • First lest go over who a Geographer is… • Geographer – Someone who studies the earth and its various cultures. (Above painting by Jan Vermeer entitled “Geographer”
The Five Themes of Geography • Geographers use the Five Themes or ideas in order to study the world… • Who can name the Five Themes of Geography…
Location • Theme # 1 – Location • Location – This is where something is located at.
Location • Mount Rainier is Located in Washington State in The United States
Location • There are Two Types of Location. • 1) Absolute Location 2) Relative Location
Location • Absolute Location – A specific area and description of an area. • Example – Where are you right now exactly?
Location • Relative Location – A general area and description of where a place is located. • Example – What city and state are you guys currently located in?
LOCATION Challenge • Absolute Location: The absolute location is 41 degrees North and 12 degrees East. • Relative Location: The relative location of the Coliseum is Rome, Italy. It is on the western side of Italy.
Place • Theme # 2 – Place • Place – Describes the physical and man made features that make an area unique. (Paris is known for its food and museums)
Place • Washington D.C. is the Capital City of the United States and it has many beautiful monuments.
Movement • Themes # 3 – Movement • Movement – looks at how and why people and other objects move from place to place.
Movement • E-mail…think about how this electronic signal travel across the world in just a few seconds
Movement • Text messaging…
Regions • Theme # 4 – Regions • Regions – are areas that share common characteristics.
Regions • A desert is defined by its distinctive climate and plant life.
Human Environmental Interaction • Theme # 5 – Human Environmental Interaction • Human Environmental Interaction – The way that people interact with their personal environments.
Human Environmental Interaction • Farming…
Human Environmental Interaction • Recycling…
The Five Themes of Geography… • Why do you think it is helpful to use the themes of Geography? • Any Ideas?