“Which is greater, the impact of the earth on people or the impact of people on the earth?” Geographic Tools Instruments used to collect, organize, store, or display geographic information. Began with maps and has evolved into Sonar, satellites, GPS and GIS GIS – Global information system. Maps Draw a map of your bedroom on a piece of paper Does your map have the following… Title Compass Rose Scale Key Night stand Bed Dresser Monkey cage = 6 ft 5 Themes of Geography Location Place Regions Movement Human Environment Interaction Location – Where a place is on the earth. Absolute location – position on the globe Latitude and Longitude Latitude and Longitude Get an atlas from the shelf. On the notecard provided Pick 3 cities from the earth and write down the latitude and longitudes of those cities without identifying which city it is. Switch cards with a partner Name the cities represented with the lines of latitude and longitude. Relative location: its relation compared to other places Name several relative locations for Erie Place – Characteristics that make it unique or different Physical Characteristics: landforms, ecosystems, climate, terrain Human Characteristics: how many people live, work, and visit, language, customs, and economy Region – a group of places with at least one common characteristic Formal Regions: certain characteristics found throughout the area (political, states, countries, cities, Great Lakes) Functional Regions: a central place with surrounding places affected by it (airport, amazon river basin…) Perceptual Region: defined by people’s feelings and attitudes about areas (North East) Movement – How people, goods and ideas move within the area. Human – Environment Interaction how people use their environment and are affected by it. Ex: Urban sprawl Collage Project You will be creating a collage of your cultural and geographical setting using the 5 elements of culture and the 5 themes of geography. This will be created using Power Point 30 points Level 2 When finished you will add it to the drop box on the server. I will show you in the lab. South of Erie Collage Project Go to mrodonnell.wikispaces.com Click on the Unit 1 tab from the menu Follow the detailed instructional powerpoint to create a google presentation that will be shared with your partner.