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
Geography will never mean the same to me, the more I read the more I’ve learned it’ so much more than land and boundaries. What I’ve learned from this literature it seems to be the study of issues that affect people and the environment, and ways to solve the world’s problems. Geography is important because it affects all aspects of life. No matter what you are talking or thinking about geography is somehow involved. Everything in the world has a direct connection to place, location, interaction, movement, and region.
Egypt is a land of rich culture, society, religion, customs, and prosperity. Tourists flock over in floods to marvel at the wonders of Egypt: the pyramids, the temples, the Sphinx, and the fortresses. But if the Egyptians hadn’t been lucky to stumble upon the land of Egypt, there would not be much left to see. Egypt’s unique geography separates it from other lands. Each of the five themes of geography, which are location, region, place, interaction, and movement, are distinctly different from the others and have shaped Egypt’s environment throughout the ages.
“Why Geography Matters More Than Ever,” was written by Harm De Blij. It was published August 17th 2012 by Oxford University Press, USA with 354 pages in it.
The theme of Life As We Knew it is survive, thrive, and love your family. The theme helped me understand this book because after finding out the theme I could understand who:is the main character, what:Is the main idea, where:is The setting and why things were happening and connect it to the theme. Not only that but,throughout the book I was constantly thinking about the theme.
The theme I chose was darkness. This can be seen in the fact that all of the crops and food are dying because of a lack of water and lack of rain. Since there was a lack of water, the dirt was very loose, and was blown around a lot. This created dust storms, which killed or hurt crops and how they grew. This created darkness. Dust was blowing everywhere, making people cough, making it hard for people to breath. It was hard for people to live around all of the dust. It was a dark time.
My theme was fear. Fear is constantly involved with everyone everyday.It can be from having a fear of heights or fear of failing a test. Fear impacts in society because everyone fears of something.For example, one of the biggest fears in this world currently is the presidency of Donald Trump. Many people of the United States especially immigrants fear that Donald Trump isn’t going to treat them fairly. The immigrants show how scared they are and how their lives are about to change because of Donald Trump. They show their fears throughout social media, the news, and even in public protest. They fear of the outcome of Donald Trump. Fear has contributed in this world through many occasions and people have learned how to deal with it.
“Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder.” ~(John F. Kennedy) Geography has impacted countries and regions dissimilarly throughout the duration of history. Geography influences the historical and social development of a country or region. These features can either cause an area to be hindered or prosperous in its development. Likewise, the Tigris and Euphrates rivers of Mesopotamia were essential because it provided fertile soil for crops, trade, transport and the necessities to food sources. Also, the mountainous terrain of Greece caused the country to have independent city- states. The mountains
History and geography are undividable; they represent two fundamental dimensions of the same phenomenon. History is the broader field, which involves human experience from the perspective of time. Geography's concern is narrower; its main focus is on human interaction with the physical environment from the perspective of space. Therefore, it can be said that these dimensions of time and space are in a perpetual interactive feedback loop in which one dimension is affected by the other one. History is as much shaped by geography as it is by almost any other factor. The physical geography of any region is the stencil upon which its history is drawn. Knowing what the features of the stencil are, it fluently allows us to understand the history more quickly and easily.
4. Analyzing geographic information: involves seeking patterns, relationships and connections, noting such things as similarities, trends and differences over space and time
The 5 themes of geography are location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, and region. These 5 themes are what shape our world. Without these five themes, how would we give directions or point people to a specific place? Therefore I will show you how important the 5 Themes Of Geography are and how they could relate to you.
Geography is the study of the Earth's landscapes, environments, places and people and this captivates me. Ever since I was young, I have been inspired to understand the world around us. When I was only four, my family visited the Scottish Highlands and I saw the landscape around me with majestic mountains and exquisite lochs and felt a feeling of awe. Then when I was seven, I began to understand the world more and my parents took me to China - the emerging superpower and this sparked my fascination even more. I wanted to learn about the changing environment of the country, the contrasting provinces, the rural-urban differences, the natural disasters that destroyed people's lives and China's development. From a young age, I knew I wanted to solve the world's problems as a geographer, such as tackling imminent issues of volcanoes and earthquakes and to grasp how people shape the planet we live on.
The themes that I chose were choices and identity. An example were these two themes
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.
As an intellectual discipline, geography is divided into the sub-fields of physical geography and human geography, the latter concentrating upon the study of human activities, by the application of qualitative and quantitative research methods.