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World Geography C1

What is location? Where is it? Why is it there?
What are the two types of location? Absolute and relative.
What is absolute location? What people need to tell exactly where they are. A specific location. Uses a grid system.
What is a grid? Latitude and Longitude (the global address).
What is a specific place? Where you are specifically right now.
How do latitude lines run? East to West around the earth.
How do longitutde lines run? North to South around the earth.
What is the starting point for measuring Latitude? The equator.
What is 0 degrees? The North Pole and South Pole.
What is the starting point for determining Longitude? Prime Meridian 0 0.
What is a place for all longitude lines to be measured? Greenwich, England
What is an imaginary line that marks the latitude above which the sun does not set on the day of the summer solstice (usually 21 June) and does not rise on the day of the winter solstice? Arctic Circle
What is he southernmost point at which the sun can be seen at the winter solstice (about June 22) and the northernmost point of the southern polar regions at which the midnight sun is visible? Antarctic Circle
What is the sun is directly overhead at noon on June 21 (the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and the beginning of winter in the Southern Hemisphere)? Tropic of Cancer
What is the sun is directly overhead at noon on December 21 (the beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and the beginning of summer in the Southern Hemisphere)? Tropic of Capricorn
What is relative location? Where a place is, in relation to another place. Uses words to describe instead of latitude/longitude.
What states border Texas? New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Louisiana
What are physical characteristics? Land Features: Mountains, Plains, Plateaus, Bodies of Water, Climate
What are human characteristics? People, Culture, Language, Religion, Customs, Buildings & Landmarks, Cities
What is human and environment interaction? How people interact with their environment.
How do people interact with the environment? Adapt, modify, depend.
What is movement? The Mobility of. . People Goods Ideas How things are placed linked to one another & the world
What are regions? What Places Have In Common
What are the four types of regions? Political, landform, cultural, agricultural.
What are the five themes of geography? Location, Place, Human and Environment Relations, Movement, and Regions.
Created by: willsterrocks05