Location - 5 Themes of Geography

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Location - 5 Themes of Geography

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  1. 5 Themes of Geography

    Slide 1 - 5 Themes of Geography

    • Location
    • Place
    • Movement
    • Human/ Environment Interaction
    • Relative
    • Absolute
    • Physical
    • Characteristics
    • Big Idea: How do geographers understand and organize the relationship between people, places, and environments?
    • Regions
    • Human
    • Characteristics
    • Depend on
    • Modify
    • Adapt to
    • People
    • Ideas
    • Materials
    • Common
    • Characteristics
  2. Essential Question(s): What is the location theme of geography?

    Slide 2 - Essential Question(s): What is the location theme of geography?

    • By the end of the lesson, you should be able to explain the location theme of geography and describe the location where you live in terms of absolute and relative location.
    • State Standards:
    • 7.1.9.A. - Explain geographic tools and their uses.
    • 7.1.9.B. - Explain and locate places and regions.
    • Lesson Objectives
  3. Vocabulary

    Slide 3 - Vocabulary

    • Location
    • Absolute Location
    • Relative Location
    • Latitude
    • Longitude
    • Hemisphere
  4. Describes where places are on earth.

    Slide 4 - Describes where places are on earth.

    • Absolute Location – exact location on earth
    • Relative Location – location compared to other places
    • Location
  5. Exact location on earth where something is found.

    Slide 5 - Exact location on earth where something is found.

    • Think of this as the location’s address in the world.
    • Absolute Location
  6. Absolute Location

    Slide 6 - Absolute Location

    • Exact location on earth where something is found.
    • Think of this as the location’s address in the world.
    • It can be a street address or a map “address.”
  7. Address on the map

    Slide 7 - Address on the map

    • Geographers use a system of imaginary lines that crisscross the globe.
    • Latitude: parallel lines that run east to west around the globe
    • Longitude (Meridians): run from the north pole to the south pole.
    • Absolute Location
    • Rome is at 41o N, 12o E
  8. The Prime Meridian splits the earth into the Western Hemisphere and Eastern Hemisphere.

    Slide 8 - The Prime Meridian splits the earth into the Western Hemisphere and Eastern Hemisphere.

    • Longitude
    • Eastern Hemisphere
    • Prime Meridian
    • Western
    • Hemisphere
  9. Latitude

    Slide 9 - Latitude

    • The Equator splits the earth into the Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere.
    • Southern Hemisphere
    • Equator
    • Northern
    • Hemisphere
  10. The World – Map Address

    Slide 10 - The World – Map Address

  11. Pennsylvania – Map Address

    Slide 11 - Pennsylvania – Map Address

  12. Where a place is relative, or in comparison, to where you are.

    Slide 12 - Where a place is relative, or in comparison, to where you are.

    • Miles
    • Distance
    • Direction
    • Relative Location
  13. For example, “Pittsburgh is to the west,” can only be applied to those east of Pittsburgh.  It depends on where you are when you define where something is located.

    Slide 13 - For example, “Pittsburgh is to the west,” can only be applied to those east of Pittsburgh. It depends on where you are when you define where something is located.

    • Relative Location
  14. Relative Location

    Slide 14 - Relative Location

    • For example, “It will take you 4 hours to get to Pittsburgh,” is relative to where you are starting the trip.
  15. Quick Check

    Slide 15 - Quick Check

    • What are 2 types of locations?
    • Absolute Location: street or map address
    • Relative Location: in relation, or comparison, to somewhere or something else
  16. Which is an absolute location?

    Slide 16 - Which is an absolute location?

    • In the west
    • 40o N, 73o W
    • 10 minutes away
    • Quick Check
  17. Which is an absolute location?

    Slide 17 - Which is an absolute location?

    • In the west
    • 40o N, 73o W
    • 10 minutes away
    • Quick Check
  18. Review Objectives

    Slide 18 - Review Objectives

    • Essential Question(s): What is the location theme of geography?
    • By the end of the lesson, you should be able to explain the location theme of geography and describe the location where you live.
    • State Standards:
    • 7.1.9.A. - Explain geographic tools and their uses.
    • 7.1.9.B. - Explain and locate places and regions.
  19. In the next lesson, we will look at different types of maps:

    Slide 19 - In the next lesson, we will look at different types of maps:

    • Physical Maps
    • Political Maps
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