Studying Geography
Branches of Geography
Themes of Geography
Geographer's Tools
Geography Handbook
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What is Geography?

The study of the world, its people, and the landscape.
100
What is physical geography?

The study of the world's landforms, bodies of water, and other physical features.

100

Location

a description of where a place is (absolute & relative location)

100

How are maps and globes different?

maps are flat, globes are spherical 

100

title

tells what the map is

200

Why is geography considered a social science?

It deals with people and how they live.

200

What is human geography?

The study of people and how they live, their jobs, language, religion, government, etc.
200

movement

why and how people relocate (movement of people, goods, and ideas)

200

What is an advantage of globes over maps?

they show the world as it really is 

200

legend

explains the symbols and colors on a map

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What are the 3 levels at which a geographer might study the world?

local, regional, global

300

Give an example of something that is studied in physical geography.

climate, weather, landforms, bodies of water, soil, vegetation

300

human-environment interatciton 

how people relate to their surroundings (adapt, modify, depend)

300
How do scientists use GPS?

to track animals

300

scale

represents distance on a map

400

Why do geographers divide the world into regions?

To make it easier to study.

400

Give an example of something that is studied in human geography. 

language, food, religion, clothing, jobs, government, sports, economy 

400

place

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

400

What is GIS?

it is made of a group of databases, it is helpful in answering complex questions, it combines and provides information from many differnt sources

400

locator map

shows where in the world the area on a map is located

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What is a region?

A part of the world that has one or more common features that make it different from surrounding areas.

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What are three specialized fields of geography?

cartography, hydrology, meteorology

500

region

dividing the world into smaller segments to make it easier to study

500

Lines of latitude are called...

meridians 

500

compass rose

shows cardinal and intermediate directions 

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