5 Themes of Geography
I. How do people, goods, and ideas move from place to place?
Examples: car books Internet Cell phone
1. Push Factors = negative Examples: gov’t, financial, famine, mass migration… 2. Pull Factors= positive Examples: jobs, climate, freedom…
basic physical and organizational structures and facilities needed for the operation of a society Examples: buildings, roads, and power supplies Emigrant/immigrant…what’s the difference? Emigrant- A person who leaves their own country in order to settle permanently in another Immigrant- A person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country
II. How are places similar or different?
A. Formal –defined by a limited number of characteristics B. Functional- organized around a set of interactions and connections between places C. Perceptual- people perceive or see a region in the same way
When the region on the left pops up, you decide if it is Formal , Functional , or Perceptual .
State of Nebraska Amazon River basin Dixie The Sun Belt Lancaster County Country of Brazil The I-80 corridor Husker Nation Formal Functional Perceptual Perceptual Formal Formal Functional Perceptual
III. What is the relationship between humans and their environment?
B. Urban (cities/buildings) Rural (country/farming) C. Examples: drain swamps, dig irrigation ditches/ Hurricane Katrina
A. Absolute Location -the exact place on Earth B. Relative Location- describes a place in comparison to other places around it
What is it like?
A. Physical Features
1. Climate 2. Landforms 3. Vegetation 4. Animal life
B. Human features
1. dams, highways, houses 2. Culture (religion, customs, languages, political and economical systems, population distribution, quality of life, identity…)
How can MR.HElP
1. Kiwi fruit from New Zealand is on sale at the supermarket.
2. Man has driven the black rhino to near extinction.
3. In the bayous of Louisiana, many houses are built on stilts.
4. Railroad networks in Europe make traveling easier for tourists.
5 . Deserts are not all hot and dry; Antarctica is a desert of sorts.
6. Mauritania is southwest of Russia.
7. The warmth of the southern states makes them attractive for retirement living.
8. Islam is the major religion in the Middle East.
9. Sheep are raised in Iceland for the wool used in Icelandic sweaters.
10. The mountain passes of the Rockies are treacherous in winter and even a bit scary in the summer.
11..Write one sentence of your own that relates to one of the five themes:
Strait Near Egypt: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/comm ons/1/19/Red_Sea_topographic_map-en.jpg
Near Vietnam: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_China_Sea
Escarpment- steep cliff or slope