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Survey Geo Review

Review for Ms. Heineman's Survey of Social Studies class

Place The theme of geography that focuses on unique human and physical characteristics of a space.
Physical characteristics Geographical features created by nature. Examples: include mountains, ecosystems, rivers.
Human characteristics Geographical features created by man. Examples include food, buildings, monuments, music, etc.
What are the 2 subcategories of Place? Physical characteristics & Human Characteristics
What are the 2 subcategories of Location? Relative location & Absolute location
Location The theme of geography that focuses on how we describe where places are on earth.
Relative location Crestwood is northeast of Louisville. This describes its...
Absolute location Crestwood's is 38°19′28″N 85°29′0″W.
Equator an imaginary circle around the middle of the earth
longitude A line that runs north and south that measures a place's distance east or west of the Prime Meridian
latitude A line that runs parallel to the Equator that measures a place's distance north or south of the Equator.
Region The theme of geography that focuses on how we group places that have physical features or human characteristics
Name the 7 continents and be able to locate them on a map Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Antartica
Name the 4 oceans and be able to locate them on a map Arctic, Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian
Human-Environment Interaction The theme of geography that focuses on how How people change and respond to their surroundings.
culture The total knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors shared by and passed on by members of a group
adaptation a change that improves an individual's ability to survive and reproduce in a particular environment
Movement The theme of geography that focus on how people
migration the movement of persons from one country or locality to another
push factors negative conditions and perceptions that induce people to leave their adobe and migrate to a new location (situations that makes people leave a place)
pull factors conditions that draw or attract people to another location (a situation that makes people come to a place.
movement In our activities on India and its booming technology business
region In our southwest Asia/Middle East activities
place Mount Everest is an example of this theme of geography.
human The Washington Monument and Statute of Liberty are examples of this type of characteristic (human or physical)?
mountain range The Himalayas are this type of landform
renewable resource resources that can be replaced
natural resource a resource not created by humans
nonrenewable resource A natural resource that is limited in supply and once consumed
projection The way a cartographer (map maker) shows the curved surface of the earth on a flat map to reduce distortion
Physical map A map that shows the landforms and bodies of water found in a specific area.
Political map A map that shows features on a map's surface that humans created
Political Map In class
Thematic Map A type of map that focuses on specific types of information such as climate
Human Development Index A statistic used to rank countries by standards of living or quality of life. It includes rankings in areas such as birthrate, mortality rate (death rate), literacy rate (number of people who can read)
Human-Environment Interaction We studied how the Aral Sea has shrunk over the last 50 decades. Its destruction is an example of this theme of geography.
We talked about a number of advantages of India's growing IT industry. Name 1 A lot of available workers, low wages, time zone benefits (that allow workers in India to work while US workers sleep)
The longest river in the world is The Nile
Created by: SHeineman



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