The five themes of geography are as follows:
- Location: Where are things located? A location can be absolute (for example, latitude and longitude or a street address) or relative (for example, explained by identifying landmarks, direction, or distance between places).
- Place: Characteristics that define a place and explains what makes it different from other places. These differences can take many forms including physical or cultural differences.
- Human Environment Interaction: This theme explains how humans and the environment interact with each other. Humans adapt and change the environment while depending upon it.
- Region: Geographers divide the earth into regions making it easier to study. Regions are defined in many ways including area, vegetation, political divisions, etc.
- Movement: People, items, and ideas (mass communication) move and help shape the world.
After teaching these concepts to students, continue with the Five Themes of Geography assignment.