Where is it?
A location can be absolute (specific) as in coordinates of a map
using longitude and latitude
A location can be relative - examples: next door, nearby, a short
drive, down the road a ways. Or, it can be in the same general
location as another location - example: next to the post office.
A place is an area
that is defined by everything in it. All places have features that
give them personality and distinguish them from other places.
If you refer to your
school as a place, then that place would include walls, windows, gym,
cafeteria, classrooms, people, clothing, books, maps, mops, brooms,
hallways, mice (if you have them) and everything else in the school,
including the languages spoken.
A region is an area that is defined by certain similar
characteristics. Those unifying or similar characteristics can be
physical, natural, human, or cultural.
Movement refers to
the way people, products, information and ideas move from one place
to another. This can be local such as how did you get to school
today, or it can be global such as how did humans get to North
interaction looks at the relationships between people and their
environment; how people adapt to the environment and how they change
do people depend on the environment? (Example: In
ancient times, the annual flooding of the Nile River produced
good soil for growing crops.)
to people adapt to the environment? (Example: The
ancient Egyptians rebuilt their homes each year, after the
annual flooding. As time went on, they built their homes above
the flood plain.)
do people modify the environment?
(Example: The ancient Egyptians built irrigation ditches
to help water the crops. In modern times, Egypt built a dam to
control the flood waters of the Nile River.)
the 5 themes of geography games
Themes of Geography
Themes of Geography (video)
Big Ideas in Geography - 5 themes
Concept Map - 5 themes
Plans & Classroom Activities: 5 themes of geography
in PowerPoint format: 5 themes of geography
& Huge Sites
Geography Presentations in PowerPoint format
Geography Lesson Plan
Games for Kids