The world and me
• The study of the world, its people, and the interactions
between the two.(geography word)
• The word derives from the Greek words gê ("the Earth") and
graphein ("to write", as in "to describe"). (geography world)
• Geography is more than memorizing names and places.
• Geographers organize space in much the same way that
historians organize time.
• To help organize space, geographers are concerned with asking
three important questions about things in the world:
• 1) Where is it?
• 2) Why is it there?
• 3) What are the consequences of its being there?
• The five themes of geography help answer these questions:
• • Location: Where is it located?
• • Place: What's it like there?
• • Human/Environment Interaction: What is the relationship between humans
and their environment
• • Movement: How and why are places connected with one another?
• • Regions: How and why is one area similar to another?
• No one theme can be understood without the others. The themes are
connected with one another
• The physical and human characteristics of a place provide keys
to understanding the relationship between people and their
• Humans depend on the environment: for basic needs
• Humans modify the environment: to meet their needs
• Humans adapt to the environment
• Discuss answers to these questions about the
human/environment interaction where you live:
• • What examples of human/environment interaction do you see
in your area?
• • Do you see evidence of exploited resources?
• • Do you see changes in the landscape in animal habitats? Are
there changes in the air, water, and soil?
Map 1: The World
Label all 7 continents
Colour the:
Antarctic Blue
North America: red
Europe: Green
Asia: Purple
Australia: yellow
South America: Brown
Africa: Orange
Map 2: Label the map with all the provinces, territories and capital cities of Canada
Colour each province a different colour and create a lgend at the bottom of the map.
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