Remembering the 5 themes
If you can’t remembering what they are just ask MR. HELP!!!
M – Movement
R – Regions
HE – Human Environment interaction
L – Location
P - Place
•How are people, goods, ideas moved from place to place? –Human Movement •Trucks, Trains, Planes –Information Movement •Phones, computer (email), mail –Idea Movement •How do fads move from place to place? TV, Radio, Magazines
•How are Regions similar to and different from other places? –Formal Regions •Regions defined by governmental or administrative boundaries (States, Countries, Cities) •Regions defined by similar characteristics (Corn Belt, Rocky Mountain region, Chinatown). –Functional Regions •Regions defined by a function (newspaper service area, cell phone coverage area).
•How do humans and the environment affect each other? –We depend on it. •People depend on the Tennessee River for water and transportation. –We modify it. •People modify our environment by heating and cooling buildings for comfort.
–We adapt to it. •We adapt to the environment by wearing clothing suitable for summer (shorts) and
winter (coats), rain and shine.
Where are we?
•Absolute Location –A latitude and longitude (global location) or a street address (local location). –Paris France is 48o North Latitude and 2o East Longitude.The White House is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
•Relative Location –Described by landmarks, time, direction or distance. From one place to another. –Go 1 mile west on main street and turn left for 1 block.
What is it like there, what kind of place is it?
•Human Characteristics •What are the main languages, customs, and beliefs. •How many people live, work, and visit a place.
•Physical CharacteristicsLandforms (mountains, rivers, etc.), climate, vegitation, wildlife, soil, etc