The 5 Themes of Geography
Types of Maps/ Graphs
Physical or Human Geo?
The 4 Spheres of the Earth
Vocabulary
100

Theme of geography that deals with latitude and longitude and where things are

What is location?

100

This type of map shows boundaries between countries and capital cities

What is a political map?

100

Culture

What is human geography?

100

Lakes, oceans, rain

What is hydrosphere?

100

A landform surrounded on 4 sides by water

What is an island?

200

Theme of geography that deals with people and the Earth affecting one another

What is human environment interaction?

200

This type of map shows landforms and elevation

What is a physical map?

200

Mountains

What is physical geography?

200

Dirt, rocks, soil

What is geosphere?  or (Lithosphere)

200

A landform surrounded on THREE sides by water

What is a peninsula?

300

Theme of geography that deals with the physical and cultural aspects of a certain location

What is place?

300

This shows a breakdown of population, divided by age and gender

What is a population pyramid?

300

Plate Tectonics 

What is physical geography?

300

Plants, grass, trees and animals

What is biosphere?

300

A place with very little water that is usually elevated, with extreme temperatures

What is desert?

400

Theme of geography that deals with how people and goods are interconnected and how they travel around

What is movement?

400

These type of maps can show climate, population, or a variety of different topics

What are special purpose maps?

400

Ethnicity

What is human geography?

400

Clouds, oxygen, carbon dioxide

What is atmosphere?

400

Forested wetlands that are found in the South, like Louisiana or Florida

What is a swamp?

500

Theme of geography that deals with areas that share similar characteristics or traits, either physically or culturally 

What is a region?

500

Name the system that has replaced most traditional maps.

What is GPS?  (You must be able to tell me what it stands for)

500

Population

What is human geography?

500

Name all 4 spheres of the Earth.

What is geosphere, atmosphere, biosphere, and hydropshere?

500

A group of islands, like Hawaii

What is an archipelago?

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