The Five Themes of Geography

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The Five Themes of
Geography
A Framework for Studying the World
Theme 1: Location
• Where is It?
• Why is It There?
Two Types of
Location
•Absolute
•Relative
Absolute Location
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A specific place on the Earth’s surface
Uses a grid system
Latitude and longitude
A global address
Florida
Absolute Location
• Lakeland
28° 2' N Latitude
81° 57' W longitude
• Orlando
28° 33' N Latitude
81° 23' W Longitude
Relative Location
• Where a place is
in relation to
another place
• Uses directional
words to describe
– Cardinal and
intermediate
directions
Florida
• Florida is bordered by Georgia on
the north, the Atlantic Ocean on
the east, and the Gulf of Mexico on
the west.
• The Atlantic Ocean forms Florida’s
east coast.
• Florida is one of the Southern
States
Theme 2: Place
Physical Characteristics
• Land Features
• Mountains, plains,
and plateaus
• Climate
• Bodies of Water
Florida: Physical
Characteristics
Flat, Everglades, peninsula, Lake Okeechobee, subtropical climate,
biome is mostly deciduous forest except for the southern tip.
Theme 2: Place
Human Characteristics
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People
Culture
Language
Religion
Buildings and
Landmarks
• Cities
Florida: Human
Characteristics
Theme 3: Human
Environment Interaction
How People Interact With Their
Environment
People . . .
• Adapt to Their Environment
• Modify Their Environment
• Depend on Their Environment
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Florida: Human Environment
Interaction
Theme 4: Movement
The Mobility of
• People
• Goods
• Ideas
How Places are
linked to one
another and the
world
Florida: Movement
Theme 5: Regions
What Places Have in Common
• Political Regions
• Landform Regions
• Agricultural Regions
• Cultural Regions
Florida: Regions