5 Themes of Geography

Report
The Five Themes of
Geography
A Foundation for Studying the
World
Lori Put Her Ear In My
Root beer
Theme 1: Location
• Where is It?
• Why is It There?
Two Types of
Location
•Absolute
•Relative
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Absolute Location
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A specific place on the Earth’s surface
Uses a grid system
Latitude and longitude
A global address
2
Absolute Location
• The Dance
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Texas
Absolute Location
• Texas
33° N Latitude
97° W longitude
• Haltom City
32° 86' N Latitude
97° 26' W Longitude
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Relative Location
• Where a place is
in relation to
another place
• Uses directional
words to describe
– Cardinal and
intermediate
directions
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Texas
• Texas is bordered by Oklahoma on
the north, Louisiana on the east,
and New Mexico on the west.
• The Gulf of Mexico forms much of
Texas’ east coast.
• Texas is one of the Southwestern
States
Theme 2: Place
Physical Characteristics
• Land Features
• Mountains, plains,
and plateaus
• Climate
• Bodies of Water
What is it like there?
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Texas: Physical
Characteristics
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http://3dparks.wr.usgs.gov/bibe/html/bb353.htm
http://nicetraveldeal.com/2010/04/come-pick-a-peach-in-stonewall-texas/
Theme 2: Place
Human Characteristics
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People
Culture
Language
Religion
Buildings and
Landmarks
• Cities
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Texas: Human
Characteristics
http://www.preservationnation.org/travel-and-sites/sites/southwest-region/fort-worth-tx.html
National Geographic Magazine
Top right:http://
http://infomotions.com/gallery/heart-of-texas/Pages/DSCN0745.shtml
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Theme 3: Human
Environment Interaction
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How People Interact With Their
Environment
People . . .
• Adapt to Their Environment
• Modify Their Environment
• Depend on Their Environment
http://www.fotosearch.com/comp/corbis/DGT119/BAG0017.jpg
Texas: Human Environment
Interaction
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http://www.satelliteviews.net/cgibin/g.cgi?fid=1333174&state=TX&fty
pe=summit+
h http://www.city-data.com/picfilesc/picc5541.php
http://bartlettinc.sharestreet.net/outageinfo/comanchepeak/default.aspx
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenkuhl/2548448026/
Theme 4: Movement
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34z5DGZMf_s
The Mobility of
• People
• Goods
• Ideas
How Places are
linked to one
another and the
world
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Texas: Movement
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http://www.marad.dot.gov/Gallery/MoreheadCity/pages/Ming%20Europe.htm
http://www.evertize.com/land/images/I-40-64%20interchange.JPG
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Theme 5: Regions
What Places Have in Common
• Political Regions
• Landform Regions
• Agricultural Regions
• Cultural Regions
Texas: Regions
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Steve Pierce
http://home.neo.rr.com/rodsphotogallery/NaturalWonders/SeaSand/Images/JockeysRidge.jpg
http://www.ncbbi.org/images/piedmont-images/piedmont-nc-heartland-golf.jpg
http://www.homestead.com/pncfa/files/piedmontmap.jpg
http://www.shorebirdworld.org/fromthefield/Images/Hatteras%20Light.JPG

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