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Learn about the Five Themes of Geography

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1: What is Geography? | Geography is the study of the physical features of the Earth and its atmosphere and of human activity. Basically, geography focuses on where things are and why they are there. | There are five themes of geography.

2: What is Location? | Location, in geography, is a place's latitude and longitude, which is a place's exact location on the Earth. Think of it like this: your mom's GPS shows your exact location by using satellite information about latitude and longitude. This is the first theme of geography.

4: What is Human/Environment Interaction? | Human Environment Interaction involves the way humans interact positively and negatively with their environments. A good example of this is littering, which is obviously a negative way humans interact with the environment. This is the second theme of geography.

6: What is Region? | A region is a unit on the Earth's surface that has unifying characteristics such as climate and industry. You could think of region as basically what makes a place unique. This is the third theme of geography.

8: What is Place? | Place is studied by looking at the characteristics that distinguish one place from another place on Earth. For example, different places have different landmarks. This is the fourth theme of geography.

10: What is Movement? | Movement deals with how and why people move from one place to another. In other words, geographers study what some people's motives are to want to move to another place. This is the fifth theme of geography.

13: Works Cited Crooks, Mary. "What Is Geography? - National Geographic Education." Teachers Homepage - National Geographic Education. National Geographic. Web. 04 Dec. 2011. . Dill, Margo. "The 5 Themes of Geography Defined with Examples." Find Science & Technology Articles, Education Lesson Plans, Tech Tips, Computer Hardware & Software Reviews, News and More at Bright Hub. Bright Hub, 2 Dec. 2011. Web. 04 Dec. 2011. .

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