FC: Six Elements of Geography | Michelle Honadle
1: There are 6 elements in Geography. | 1. The World in Spatial Terms | 2. Places and Regions | 3. Physical Systems | 4.Human Systems | 5. Environment and Society | 6. The Uses of Geography
2: 1. The World in Spatial Terms | Absolute Location | Relative Location
3: Absolute Location | is the | exact spot at which the place is | found on the globe. | Relative Location | is the | location in relation to other | places. Example: Spain is next to Africa.
4: 2. Places and Regions | Place | Regions | Formal region | Perceptual region
5: A Place is a particular space with physical and human meaning. A region is an area united by specific factors. A formal region is a common characteristic. A perceptual region is defined by popular feelings and images rather than by objective data.
6: 3. Physical Systems
7: Geographers look at how physical features interact with plant and animal life to create, support, or change ecosystems. | ECOSYSTEMS | An ecosystem is a community of plants and animals that depend upon one another, and their surroundings, for survival.
8: 4. Human Systems | movement
9: Geographers also examine how people shape the world - how they settle the earth, form societies, and create permanent features. A recurring theme in geography is the ongoing MOVEMENT of people, goods, and ideas.
10: 5. Environment and Society | Human-Environment Interaction
11: Human-Environment Interaction is the study of the inter relationship between people and their physical environment. Geographers examine the ways people use their environment, how and why they have changed it, and what consequences result from these changes.
12: 6. The Uses of Geography
13: Geography can provide insight into how physical features and living things developed in the past. It can also interpret present-day trends to plan for future needs.