Geography The 5 Themes of Geography Geography 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.