5 Themes in Geography: Location

5 Themes in Geography: Location
5 Themes in Geography: Location
5 Themes in Geography: Location
5 Themes in Geography: Location
5 Themes in Geography: Location
5 Themes in Geography: Location
5 Themes in Geography: Location
5 Themes in Geography: Location
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5 Themes in Geography Location

Topics include:
Name _______________________________ Date_______
The Five Themes of Geography Ms. Travis: World Geography

Bell ringer: Write down five questions about a place you have never visited in the space below

Class definition of Geography:

A geographer sees certain themes, for example, different places, each with its own location. Each place is connected to other places by the movement of people, products, and information. Places closely linked together are often in the same area, or region. Every place has a physical environment, where people face both challenges and opportunities. Geographers call this meeting of people and their surroundings interaction.

What are the Five Major Themes of Geography?

What is the geographic idea of place/location?
• How can the geographic idea of movement help me to understand the connections between places?
• What are the geographic terms related to place/location and movement?
• How can I interpret place/location and movement by reading a map?

Colorado State Standards:
1. Use different types of maps and geographic tools to analyze features on Earth to investigate and solve geographic questions

1. Describe how geography views the world
2. Examine the purpose behind different maps and how to read them
3. Examine the Five Themes of Geography and describe how a person can use these themes to study

Location Latitude Longitude Equator Meridians Prime Meridian
Absolute Location Relative Location Hemisphere Mercator projection
Alphanumeric Location Physical Map Political Map Topographic Map Key/Scale

Task: You have thirty-two seconds (yes, I am counting), write down anything you know about maps, this could include what is on them, types of maps, common traits, etc….)

Types of Maps

Types of Map/ Term Definition When/ Why We would use it




Mercator Projection

Alphanumeric Grids



1) Location:

Task: Describe to me how I would get into town from this school

Relative Location

Absolute Location

What Question Does Location Answer?

Hemisphere (North and South) Hemisphere (East and West)

Latitude Longitude

Term Definition

Tropic of Cancer

Tropic of Capricorn

Prime Meridian

International Dateline

Draw these !!!!!!!!

Questions to Know/ Review

1. What Hemisphere do we live in?
2. ______________ about 23 degrees North
3. ______________ Zero Degrees Latitude
4. ______________about 23 degrees South
5. ______________ Zero degrees Longitude
6. ______________180 degrees of Longitude
7. Name the Seven Continents
8. Name the Five Seas
9. Which Continents are fully in the Northern Hemisphere?
10. Which Continents are fully in the Southern Hemisphere?
11. Which Contents are fully in the Eastern Hemisphere?
12. Which Continents are fully in the Western Hemisphere?
13. _________________ is a person that makes maps
14. _________________ is a map I would use if I wanted to know/show governmental boundaries of a country, states, and territories
15. ________________ is a map I would want to use if I wanted to know/ identify different landforms, landmarks, territories or borders
16. ________________ is a map I would use if I wanted to know/ identify large scale details and contour lines of a location
17. _________________ is a cylindrical map in which meridians are usually drawn parallel to each other and are spaced at equal intervals

Application: Using the information learned and the graph below answer the following questions

1. If you were flying from London, ON, what is the compass direction to a) Sarnia, b) Windsor, c) Waterloo, 4) Hamilton?

2. Give the grid location of the five cities in question 1. (London, Sarnia, Windsor, Waterloo, Hamilton)

3. How many kilometers would each of these flights travel? Measure the distance from and to the center if each city. From London, ON to a) Windsor, b) Sarnia, c) Waterloo, d) Hamilton

4. Describe the relative locations of a) Lake St. Clair and 2) Punkeydoodles Corners

5) How many different 400-series highways are shown on this map?

6) Name the five largest Ontario cities shown on this map

7) Sketch and label a map to show how these cities are linked by the 400-series highways

Go on the internet, or find a newspaper and research a recent (within the past six month) current event. List the Latitude and Longitude of this location. Then, write a summary of the news event and its coordinate settings… Be prepared to share this with the class

Latitude ___________________ Longitude________________ Location ____________






Summary of news article:

Read through the Sport’s Pages to find out where your local or favorite team will travel for a road trip. Determine what state the team will travel through, how many miles they will travel. And what the probable route will be. Compare and contrast the geography of the visiting city with your own. What famous landmarks might the team see as they visit this city? What is the team’s cities latitude and longitude, what about their opponents.

Fav. Team’s Latitude __________________ Fav. Team’s Longitude________ Fav. Team’s Location ____________

Opponents Latitude_________________ Opp. Longitude___________ Opp. Location _______________

Miles they will travel_________________

Probable route:

Five Themes of Geography
Theme Definition Question it answers Other important terms Example




Human/ Environment Interaction




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