Unit One: Geography and Mapping Quick Check on Some Basics

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Unit One: Geography and Mapping
Quick Check on Some
Basics
Geography
• Geography is the study of:
– People, the places they live, and how they all interact.
5 Themes
Location
Region
Place
5 themes
of
Geography
Movement
HumanEnvironment
Interaction
Location
Absolute location:
definite reference to
a point.
Ex. Latitude and
Longitude
Where people
are
Location
Relative
location:
describes a
place in
terms of the
environment
and/or things
around it.
Place
Place
Describes the human and
physical characteristics of
a place.
Human-Environment Interaction
HumanEnvironment
Interaction
How humans adapt to or
change the land.
Movement
Movement
Movement of
people, goods,
ideas, resources,
and services
around the world.
Region
The division of
the world into
units of study (all
parts of a region
will have
something in
common.)
Region
Words to Know
• Equator
– 0 degrees (°) Latitude
• Prime Meridian
– 0° Longitude
• Lines of Latitude
– Measure the distance North and South of the Equator
(0 to 90°)
More Words to Know
• Lines of Longitude (Meridians):
– Measures the distance East and West of the Prime
Meridian (0-180°)
• Hemisphere:
– Division of the globe into halves (North, South, East,
West)
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