The Five Themes of Geography - Ms. Newell

The Five Themes of Geography - Ms. Newell

The Five Themes of Geography Theme 1: Location Where is It? Why is It There? Two Types of Location

Absolute Relative Relative Location Where a place is in relation to another place Uses directional words to

describe Cardinal and intermediate directions New Jersey North Carolina is bordered by New York on the north, Delaware on the south, and

Pennsylvania on the west. The Atlantic Ocean forms New Jersey's east coast. New Jersey is one of the Northeastern States Absolute Location

Latitude and longitude A specific place on the Earths surface Uses a grid system A global address New Jersey

Absolute Location New Jersey 404.2'N Latitude 7433.5'W longitude Morristown 4047.52'N Latitude 74 28.43' W Longitude Positioning on the Earths Surface

East is the direction of rotation of the Earth North Pole Latitude: (90oN to 90oS) Longitude: (180oE to 180oW)

Prime Meridian 0o Longitude Tropic of Cancer 21st June 22nd Sept 20 March Equator

th 22nd Tropic of Capricorn December Longitude 90o West

Longitude 60o West Longitude 30o West Latitude 23o North ooE 90 6090 30 30

60 90 Wo 900 23o 23o

Latitude 0o Latitude 23o South Longitude 90oEast Longitude 60o East Longitude 30o East South Pole Latitude and Longitude together enable the fixing of position on the Earths surface.

Can You Tell What Quarter These Longitudes And Latitudes Are Located? A C 1. 41N, 21E 2. 37N, 76W B

3. 72S, 141W 4. 7S, 23W D 5. 15N, 29E 6. 34S, 151E

1. B 2. A 3. C 4. C 5. B 6. D The New Yorker Theme 2: Place Place The physical and human characteristics of a place Physical

Mountains, plains, & plateaus Land Features Climate Bodies of Water New Jersey: Physical Characteristics

Theme 2: Place Human Characteristics

People Culture Language Religion Cities Buildings and Landmarks

New Jersey: Human Characteristics Theme 3: Human Environment Interaction How People Interact With Their Environment and how the environment is affected by people

People . . . Adapt to Their Environment Modify Their Environment Depend on Their Environment http://www.fotosearch.com/comp/corbis/DGT119/BAG0017.jpg New Jersey: Human Environment Interaction

Theme 4: Movement Transportation of people, goods, and ideas Migration and immigration Trading partners, imports/exports

New Jersey: Movement Theme 5: Regions Grouping areas by what places have in common Political Regions Landform Regions Agricultural Regions Cultural Regions

New Jersey: Regions

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