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Five Themes of Geography

Please copy the following terms onto a piece of paper for submission. Participation in discussion is a major part of the grade.

Location:

The absolute position of something on the surface of the Earth and its relative proximity to other related things.

Place:

The local human and physical characteristics that uniquely define a place and impart meaning to its inhabitants.

Region:

An area characterized by similarity or by cohesiveness that sets it apart from other areas.

Movement:

The flow of people, goods, money, ideas, or materials between locations near and far.

Human - Environmental Interaction:

The ways in which human society and the natural environment affect each other.

Five Themes of Geography