Kayne Jacques

5 Themes of Meography


Location is where you are in the world. Your location can be absolute or relative. Absolute location is specific, like your address or coordinates. Relative location is approximate, like somewhere close to where you live.

Relative: Three houses east of town

Absolute: 45.6092° N, 94.4517° W

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From Google Maps


A place is an area that is defined by everything in it. There are two different characteristics of a place: human characteristic and physical characteristic. Human characteristics are the buildings, clothes, and food of that place. Physical characteristics are the natural parts of the place, such as the landforms and climate.

Physical features: Lake, marsh, near the woods, large yard, field nearby

Human features: Long driveway, 11 rooms, 2 stories, basketball hoop, workshop

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From Google Maps

Human-Environmental Interaction

Human-Environmental Interaction is how people adapt to, modify, and depend on the environment. It can be positive or negative. To adapt is to make something suitable for a new use or purpose. To modify is to make partial or minor changes to something. To depend is to rely on something for support.

I adapt to the environment by wearing different clothes during different seasons. I modify the environment by planting trees. I depend on the environment for water, food, and oxygen.


Movement is the way people, products, ideas, and information move from one place to another. I get from one place to another in a car or bus. I have a watch that was manufactured in China. I communicate on the phone or face-to-face.


A region is an area that is defined by certain similar characteristics.

One unifying physical feature of the Midwest are the plains.

One unifying human feature of the Midwest is the way people talk.

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From Google Images