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Unformatted text preview: 5 THEMES OF GEOGRAPHY Explanation of the Five Themes of Geography The five themes of geography were created in 1984 by the National Council for Geographic Education and the Association of American Geographers. While they have been supplanted by the National Geography Standards, they provide an effective organization of the teaching of geography. Five Themes of Geography The five themes are: Location Place Human-Environment Interaction Movement Region Location Most geographic study begins with learning the location of places. Location can be absolute or relative. Absolute location provides a definite reference to locate a place. The reference can be latitude and longitude, a street address, or even the Township and Range system. Place Place describes the human and physical characteristics of a location. Physical characteristics include a Place describes the human and physical characteristics of a location....
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This note was uploaded on 07/19/2011 for the course AS 1 taught by Professor Santos during the Summer '11 term at University of the Philippines Diliman.
- Summer '11