Transcript Geography - Quaker Valley School District
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.
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.