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Chapter 1 Darden

Chapter 1 SS Darden

Study of Earth and its people Geography
Name the 5 Themes Location, place, HEI, movement and regions
Position of a place on the Earth's surface Location
Exact spot on Earth Absolute location
Describes where the feature is in relation to features around it. Relative location
Describes characteristics of a location that make it unique Place
Includes landforms, plants, animals and weather patterns Physical features
Describes how people affect natural surroundings & how environment impacts them. HEI ( Human Environmental Interaction)
Refers to areas of the Earth's surface that have common characteristics such as: land, natural resources and population Region
_____________ geography is the study of natural resources available in an area and ways people use resources like: water, forests, land and even wind. Physical geography
_____________ geography that focuses on people and their activities such as religions, languages and ways of life. Human geography
10 years is a ________________ Decade
100 years is a _____________________ Century
1000 years is a ____________________ Millennium
Name the four periods that societies group history into Prehistory Ancient History Middle Ages Modern History
Identify the planet that is no longer a major planet? Pluto
The Earth, sun and seven other planets make up the ___________? Solar System
Leap year occurs every ________ year(s). 4
Means to spin on an axis Rotate
Imaginary line that psses through e cneter of Earth from the North Pole to the South Pole Axis
Layer of oxygen and gases that surround Earth Atmosphere
T/F - Direct rays of the sun bring less warmth. False
Summer Solstice begins on what month and day? June 21st
Winter Solstice begins on what month and day? December 22nd
Spring Equinox begins on what month and day? March 21st
Fall Equinox begins on what month and day? September 23rd
T/F - The sun's rays hit indirectly in the low latitudes areas between Tropic of Cancer and th Tropic of Capricorn. False -- rays hit directly
T/F - Sun's rays hit directly near the South and North Poles. False --rays hit indirectly
Created by: cathydarden