5 Themes of Geography

The five themes of geography are location, place, region, movement, and human-environment interaction.5themes

The five themes enable you to discuss and explain people, places, and environments of the past and present.

Location-being able to describe where things are located. Absolute Location uses latitude and longitude, while relative location describes where something is in relation to other places.

Place – describes what a place is like.

Region– places can be grouped by similarities, or features they have in common. (physical features and human features)

Movement – describes how people, goods, adn ideas move from one place to another.

Human-Environment Interaction – describes how humans

Here are the questions from pg. 40 in the green geography book. Answering these questions is classwork/homework and will help you prepare for the quiz on Tuesday.

1. Explain the significance of (continent, absolute location, latitude, longitude, reletive location, migrate)

2. Use a chart to list and explain the 5 themes of geography.

3. What physical processes can cause places to change over time? How do push and pull factors cause migration? What are some ways people have adapted to their environment?

4. What factors make your part of China a region?

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