General Questions
5 Themes of Geography
Examples of Themes of Geography
Vocabulary
VocabularyII
100

Where do you look to find out what symbols mean on a map?

Legend/Key


100

When someone relocates because of war, job opportunities, or other reasons.

Movement

100

How goods, ideas and people get around the earth

Movement

100

an area that has one or more common features that make it different from surrounding areas

region

100

a spherical model of the planet

globe


200

What part of the map shows us which way is North, South, East or West

Compass

200

What theme describes where something is?

Location

200

Stephen is looking at a map of the United States. He identifies where Chicago, Illinois is by finding its longitude and latitude

Absolute Location

200

a flat drawing of part of earth's surface

map

200
the study of the world's physical features

physical geography


300

What part of the map helps us to determine how far one place is from another

scale

300

this theme tells how people use land, water, climate, animals  and plants for their benefit

Human environment

300

Alexandra is driving to school one day and notices that there is a new bridge being built. According to the sign she passes, the bridge will help reduce traffic and therefore, once the bridge is complete, her trip to school will take less time.

Human Environment Interaction

300

a part 

element

300

the study of weather and what causes it

meteorology


400

If you do not know all five themes of geography, what clue will help you to remember

Mr. Help
400

This theme describes an areas landscape or climate to give its own character.

Place

400

Selena missed school on Thursday and asked Orlandria to tell her what we did. Orlandria explained that we divided the United States into the following categories: West, Midwest, Southwest, Southeast, and Northeast.

Region

400

the physical and human features that define an area and make it different from other places

landscape


400

study of the world, it's people and the landscapes they create

geography


500

What theme of geography tells how we impact the world and the world impacts us?

Human Environment Interaction

500

This theme divides places into different categories to compare it with other places.

Regions

500

Nicole is from Los Angeles and Colleen is from St. Paul. Nicole thinks Los Angeles is better than St. Paul because it has lots of celebrities, and is near the Pacific Ocean.

Place

500

the science of making maps

cartography

500

the study of people and communities

human geography

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