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  • 1. Geography <ul><li>It’s better than it sounds...I promise! </li></ul>
  • 2. What is Geography? <ul><li>Geography is the study of the world, its people, and the landscapes they create. </li></ul>But geography is so much more...
  • 3. What else is geography? <ul><li>Geography is a science AND a social science </li></ul>
  • 4. Science vs. Social Science Social Science Social Science Social Science Social Science
  • 5. A science... <ul><li>Science is a systematic way to gather knowledge about the world and organizing that knowledge into laws and theories </li></ul>You do that across the hall... We don’t do that in here...
  • 6. We do this...
  • 7. A Social Science... <ul><li>Social science explores human relationships and the affects they have on the world around us. </li></ul>
  • 8. Five themes of Geography Location Place Human-Environmental Interaction Regions Movement
  • 9. Location Location is divided up into 2 parts Location is divided up into 2 parts <ul><li>Absolute Location </li></ul><ul><li>A specific description like a GPS coordinate or an address such as 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. </li></ul><ul><li>Relative Location </li></ul><ul><li>A general description of where a place is located. For example, North Carolina is north of South Carolina. </li></ul>
  • 10. BUT... <ul><li>Your location can change depending on where you are in the world </li></ul>
  • 11. PLace <ul><li>Similar to location except it’s different. </li></ul><ul><li>It is more than just where something is...it’s about personality! </li></ul><ul><li>A place refers to the area’s landscape, which are the features that define the area and make it different from other places. </li></ul><ul><li>PERSONALITY! --&gt; Washington D.C. </li></ul>
  • 12. Human-Environmental interaction <ul><li>How features interact with one another. </li></ul><ul><li>How people and their physical environment affect each other </li></ul>
  • 13. Movement <ul><li>How many of you have moved? </li></ul><ul><li>Why did you move? </li></ul><ul><li>Which way did you move? Road? Airplane? </li></ul><ul><li>Geographers want to know why people move and they study the routes people take from place to place. </li></ul>
  • 14. REgions What are some regions that you know of around the world? The world is divided up into regions to help geographers study the world.
  • 15. Jeopardy Rules of Jeopardy 1. You must answer in a question 2. You must raise your hand
  • 16. Answer: Place, REgion, Movement, HEi, and Location What are the 5 Themes of Geography?
  • 17. Answer: a specific and definite location? What is absolute location?
  • 18. Answer: Exploring human relationships and the affect we have on the world around us. What is a social science?
  • 19. Answer: It’s the Personality of a lOcation that defines this theme of geography. What is place?
  • 20. Some basics you need to know...
  • 21. Latitude refers to the imaginary horizontal lines that run from east to west around the globe. 0 degrees is the Equator. Longitude refers to the imaginary vertical lines that run from north to south around the globe. 0 degrees is the Prime Meridian
  • 22. Remember: <ul><li>Lat is flat! </li></ul><ul><li>When you use latitude and longitude (GPS) you are finding LOCATION </li></ul>
  • 23. <ul><li>Cartography is the science of making maps </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Geography is the study of the world’s physical features - its landforms, bodies of water, climates, soils, and plants. </li></ul><ul><li>Human Geography is the study of the world’s people, communities, and landscapes </li></ul>

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