LOCATION – where something is Absolute Location is a place or thing’s exact location on Earth. Example: “My house is located at 68 Beach Street, in Chelsea, Vermont.” Relative Location describes a place or thing’s location based on other things near it. Example: “If you are arriving from town, my house is on the corner of Monroe and Rowen on the east side of the street.””

1. ​Look at the photograph above. How would you give the location of AAJHS?



PLACE – what something’s location is like *Place includes the physical and human features of an area. Example: “Riverfront Park occupies 100 acres of land and water with a rich and varied history.” “Spokane Falls and the surrounding land has long been a gathering place for people.”
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Image result for blair county park

2. ​Look at the photograph above. Look carefully. How would you describe this place?



HUMAN/ENVIRONMENT INTERACTION – how people affect the land, and how the land affects people. *All people are affected by their land and landscape. People also impact the land they live on. What does this look like?
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Image result for farming

3. ​Look at the picture on top. What is going on in this picture? How are the humans affecting the land?



REGIONS – what makes a place, or set of connected places, unique. Regions are physical areas, or groups of people, that have features that make them different from other areas or groups.
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Image result for 4 regions of the u.s.

4. ​Next, look at the image on top. The U.S. is often thought of as being split into four regions.

Why do you think that these states are divided the way they are?

How else could the country be divided into different regions? (look at the map to the below)


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Image result for physical regions of the u.s.




MOVEMENT– how people, animals, things, or ideas move around. Movement connects people and places as things move from place to place. What moves? Why? What is the effect of this movement?
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Image result for ROAD WORK in altoona pa

5. ​Look at the picture above. How does this picture represent movement?

What do you think is actually going on in this picture?


Group Activity on Places of the World (5 Themes of Geography)