There are six elements in geography. The first one is the world is spatial terms. The purpose of this element is to examine the disbursement of people, places, and environments. This has a lot to do with previous topics our class has talked about like absolute and relative location. They relate because to find where the areas are disbursed, the location needs to be known. This relates to me because, since this element covers where things are in the world, and if I needed to find my way somewhere, I could easily get there with a map. The second element is places and regions. Places have unique characteristics to determine the differences between them. A region is a general area that has something(s) in common which is determined by geographers. An example could be the houses by the harbor in
The Five Themes of Geography are: Location – Absolute points on a map or grid or Relative to where something may be; Place – The physical and/or human characteristics of a locations; Human/Environment Interactions – How humans have impacted the landscape or environment; Relationship between places Movement – How humans interact on the earth (i.e. how they communicate over distance (short or long)) and Regions – a unit of space that has commonalities defined by physical, human and environmental geography. The Explorers of the New World may have not known what the Five Themes of Geography were but they quickly learned. Of the five themes the ones that they all took advantage of was the physical Location and Place as they learned to navigate
Physical geography plays a significant part in the development and success of different people and countries. A country's location can greatly affect how that country does economically. For example, country’s near water typically do better economically than landlocked because water unlocks more trade opportunities. However, some landlocked countries can still do well because of it’s neighboring countries that may be located near water. Another example is the type of environment you’re located in. People in countries with a more agricultural based environment will live very differently than a country surrounded by desert that may focus on oil or minerals. Yet, some countries, like the U.S, are so big that they have many different climates, ecosystems, and environments; allowing for many different types of ways to make money, trade, and live.
High school consists of multiple classes, ones that prepare you for college. In some of these classes however, there can be several similarities and differences to some other classes. Even though the classes are different subjects, it doesn't mean that some of the material from the other classes isn't going to be in another class. The material that is learned in other classes may be beneficial for learning in another class.
North America is a region in the North Hemisphere, and is also deemed a subcontinent. One thing that shaped North America current physical geography was glaciers. Glaciers are what influence majority of the current landscape of North America today. North America also has a wide range of natural hazards that affects the region more than any other continent, due to the proximity of water and the latitude. The region also has a long history of the influences of the European settlers and help shaped the human geography.
The theory of Pangaea suggests that the continents were once stuck together into one huge continent. Eventually they started drifting into separated landmasses, which gave birth to the modern continents.
In Head Off & Split by Nikky Finney and Butch Geography by Stacey Waite, the reader picks up on many women and gender issues that are portrayed through the text. Stacey Waite used her poetry skills to connect with the reader and allow the reader to feel as though they are the people in the poems. She uses strong language in her poems and uses much power as she reads them. Nikky Finney also uses her poetry skills to portray these gender issues throughout. Both readings display the issue of identity in a women’s life. Butch Geography uses poetry to show real life situations where the narrator runs into a problem finding her identity and who she really is. Head Off & Split uses poetry indirectly describe life events that display a woman not
Back about 21,00 years ago there was one big continent called Pangia. Then plates started moving, the ice age happened, Land bridge formed then disapered.
Plate tectonics is the scientific theory that attempts to explain the movements of the Earth's lithosphere that have formed the landscape features we see across the globe today” (Briney). Geology defines “plate” as a large slab of solid rock, and “tectonics” is part of the Greek root word for “to build.” Together the words define how the Earth’s surface is built up of moving plates. The theory of plate tectonics dictates that individual plates, broken down into large and small sections of rock, form Earth’s lithosphere. These fragmented bodies of rock move along each other atop the Earth’s liquid lower mantle to create the plate boundaries that have shaped Earth’s landscape. Plate tectonics originated from meteorologist Alfred Wegener’s theory, developed in the early 20th century. In 1912, he realized that the east coast of South America and the west coast of Africa appeared to piece together like a jigsaw puzzle. He further examined the globe and deduced that all of Earth’s continents could somehow be assembled together and proposed the idea that the continents had once been linked in a single supercontinent called Pangaea. To explain today’s position of the continents, Wegener theorized that they began to drift apart approximately 300 million years ago. This theory
Over the course of the centuries maps have been used to find locations all over the world. They have evolved and to become more advanced, thanks to technology. Of course, there are specific ways to use a map such as basic components. Basic components include a compass rose which indicates the cardinal directions. Legends is the key where symbols are used to help find a point on the map, or in other words, lead the way. A scale can range from as far as a continent to as close as a house. All these components are important while using a map.
. originally Earth had only one super continent, this continent split into several smaller ones, one of which would later be called North America
Include if there are industries that your community is involved in that require those physical feature (for example, plains because you are using wind to power your entire community)
A German meteorologist and explorer Alfred Wegener put forth the theory of continental drift in the early 1900’s. Wegener pointed out that the earth’s continents looked as if they were all connected at one point in time. He also pointed out that some of earth’s features, including the long S-shaped mountain structure formed on the Atlantic seafloor, could fit snugly against the corresponding western seafloor of Europe and Africa (Sieh and LeVay 1998). Wegener proposed that all of the earth’s continents once formed one single landmass, which he named Pangaea or “all-land”. He concluded that Pangaea had broken up and separated due to the unidentifiable forces estimated 300 million years ago (Sieh and LeVay 1998). Geologists did not fully understand at the time that Earth’s continents could drift (Hazen 2012). After all, the continents do not float in the oceans. They are made from a solid material connecting to the mantle, a sphere of solid rock
Southeast Asia for example was only identified because it was “a suitable geographical platform for military strategists.” There are not many characteristics that are unique to that part of the world. Considering the agricultural patterns for example, they are the same patterns found in southern China and central Madagascar to name a few. There is no concrete way to define landmasses based on environmental criteria since there are many different, unrelated areas with the same environmental conditions. Southwest Asia and North Africa is another example of this.
Maybe some people will think human geography has no relation between physical geography. But I think human geography has a great effect on physical geography, and physical geography has a great effect on human geography too.