Geography - Quaker Valley School District

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Geography
The 5 Themes of Geography
Geography
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The study of the Earth and its people.
Geographers ask two basic questions…
1) Where are things located?
2) Why are they there?
The 5 Themes of Geography
 Location - where something is.
 1. Absolute location - this location describes a
place’s exact location. Found by using latitude
and longitude lines.
 2. Relative location - explains a place’s location
by describing things near it.
Place
 A location’s physical and human
features.
 1. Physical features - is a place hot
or cold, flat or mountainous, etc.
 2.Human features - how many
people live there, what do they do?
Human-Environment Interaction
 Describes how people affect their
environment and how the
environment affects people.
Human-Environment Interaction
Movement
 Helps explain how people, goods
and ideas get from one place to
another.
 Example: Types of foods.
Regions
 Used to make comparisons.
 Regions have unifying
characteristics such as, climate,
population, history, etc.

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