Geography1. Movement2. Region3. Human-Environment Interaction4. Location5. Place
Geography What is geography? The dictionary defines geography: as a science that deals with the description, distribution, and interaction of the diverse physical, biological, and cultural features of the earth's surface. What does that even mean? Geography is the study of the Earth and everything on it.
Movement • The interaction of people, places, ideas, and things • Questions: How do people interact with each other? How do goods move from one place to another?
Region • Divides areas into parts that share the same features, such as language, people, and land. • Examples: cities or areas like the South or Midwest • Questions: How are regions different? How has the region changed over time?
Human-Environment Interaction • How humans adapt to and change the environment. • Humans shape the landscape through their interaction with the land; this has both positive and negative effects on the environment. • Questions: How has the environment changed? Are the changes good or bad?
Location • Tells where it is • Absolute location: the exact location of the Earth using latitude and longitude • Relative location: the location relative to other places • Questions: Where is this place located? How has its location affected it?
Place • Characteristics that make a place unique, such as weather, plants, animals, history, and people. • Question: What are the unique features of this place? Why are they important?
MR. HELP • An easy way to remember the Five themes of Geography MovementRegionHuman-Environment InteractionLocationPlace