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  1. 1. Geography <ul><li>It’s better than it sounds...I promise! </li></ul>
  2. 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. 3. What else is geography? <ul><li>Geography is a science AND a social science </li></ul>
  4. 4. Science vs. Social Science Social Science Social Science Social Science Social Science
  5. 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. 6. We do this...
  7. 7. A Social Science... <ul><li>Social science explores human relationships and the affects they have on the world around us. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Five themes of Geography Location Place Human-Environmental Interaction Regions Movement
  9. 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. 10. BUT... <ul><li>Your location can change depending on where you are in the world </li></ul>
  11. 11. PLace <ul><li>Similar to location except it’s different. </li></ul><ul><li>It is more than just where something’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! --> Washington D.C. </li></ul>
  12. 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. 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. 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. 15. Jeopardy Rules of Jeopardy 1. You must answer in a question 2. You must raise your hand
  16. 16. Answer: Place, REgion, Movement, HEi, and Location What are the 5 Themes of Geography?
  17. 17. Answer: a specific and definite location? What is absolute location?
  18. 18. Answer: Exploring human relationships and the affect we have on the world around us. What is a social science?
  19. 19. Answer: It’s the Personality of a lOcation that defines this theme of geography. What is place?
  20. 20. Some basics you need to know...
  21. 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. 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. 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>