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Theme

The main idea of a text

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Geography

the study of our earth and its landforms

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5 Themes of Geography

Location, Place, Human-Environment Interaction, Movement, Region

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Sourcing

Learning where information came from

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Location

Where something is found on the earth

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Absolute Location

Shows the EXACT or ABSOLUTE point on the earth where something is

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Relative Location

Explains where something is in RELATION to another

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Place

Describes what a location looks like

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Physical Characteristics

Describing anything that is nature made

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Human Characteristics

Describes anything that is human made

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Human Environment Interaction

Describes how people interact with their environment

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Modify

How humans change their environment (land)

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Adapt

Humans change themselves to survive in an environment

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Depend

Humans rely on the environment to survive

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Movement

how people, ideas, and goods move between between locations

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Region

a group of places with common characteristics

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primary source

an eye witness account of an event

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secondary source

a second-hand account of an event

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thematic map

shows data on a map

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longitude

Imaginary lines running north and south at right angles to the equator

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latitude

Imaginary lines running east and west on our globe

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coordinate system

a system that uses coordinates to find a location.

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pull factor

reasons why people want to move to an area

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push factor

reasons why people want to move away from an area