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  • 1. Geography
    • It’s better than it sounds...I promise!
  • 2. What is Geography?
    • Geography is the study of the world, its people, and the landscapes they create.
    But geography is so much more...
  • 3. What else is geography?
    • Geography is a science AND a social science
  • 4. Science vs. Social Science Social Science Social Science Social Science Social Science
  • 5. A science...
    • Science is a systematic way to gather knowledge about the world and organizing that knowledge into laws and theories
    You do that across the hall... We don’t do that in here...
  • 6. We do this...
  • 7. A Social Science...
    • Social science explores human relationships and the affects they have on the world around us.
  • 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
    • Absolute Location
    • A specific description like a GPS coordinate or an address such as 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
    • Relative Location
    • A general description of where a place is located. For example, North Carolina is north of South Carolina.
  • 10. BUT...
    • Your location can change depending on where you are in the world
  • 11. PLace
    • Similar to location except it’s different.
    • It is more than just where something’s about personality!
    • A place refers to the area’s landscape, which are the features that define the area and make it different from other places.
    • PERSONALITY! --> Washington D.C.
  • 12. Human-Environmental interaction
    • How features interact with one another.
    • How people and their physical environment affect each other
  • 13. Movement
    • How many of you have moved?
    • Why did you move?
    • Which way did you move? Road? Airplane?
    • Geographers want to know why people move and they study the routes people take from place to place.
  • 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:
    • Lat is flat!
    • When you use latitude and longitude (GPS) you are finding LOCATION
  • 23.
    • Cartography is the science of making maps
    • Physical Geography is the study of the world’s physical features - its landforms, bodies of water, climates, soils, and plants.
    • Human Geography is the study of the world’s people, communities, and landscapes