Aim: What is Geography?

Aim: What is Geography?

Aim: How can we use the 5 themes of geography to help us understand Global History? Do Now: Create your own definition for the word: Geography Geography* is The study of the Earths features & their impact on its people Geographic features include rivers, mountains, oceans, deserts, plains, forests The 5 Themes of Geography Location Where is it? -Absolute Location* is given in degrees of

latitude & longitude -Relative Location* depends upon a point of reference Place What is it like? -Physical Characteristi cs: Landforms & ecosystems -Human Characteristi cs: Bridges, roads, buildings, culture,

language Human/ Environmen t Interaction Movemen t How do people interact with & change their environment ? How are people & places linked? What are

the unifying features & how do they change over time? Transportatio n, communicatio n, trade, migration Geographers divide the world into regions because they have similar physical characteristic s -People

depend on their environment for food. -People adapt(change , modify) their environment Regions Task # 1 Use the information from the 5 Themes of Geography power point to fill in handout # 1 F.S.Q. in your notebooks Choose 3 geographic features & draw a picture of each

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