Kylie Pontes

5 Themes of Meography

Location

There are two types of location. The first one is Absolute which means the specific location and the second is Relative meaning the approximate location.


Absolute: 45.6092° N, 94.4517° W


https://www.google.com/maps/place/Avon,+MN/@45.6129176,-94.5032349,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x52b4539ff5082101:0x6b25f0be461e99d0


Relative: In Avon, Minnesota down the road from Avon Elementary School.

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Place

Place is a certain area that is defined by everything inside of it. It has two characteristics. Human and Physical.


Human

1.) Pontes and Kremers Household

2.) The barn in the backyard

3.) The pool in the background

4.) Soccer net in the garage

5.) Clothes line outside


Physical

1.) Lilac bushes in the front yard

2.) The giant oak tree in the front yard

3.) The line of oak and evergreen trees in the side of the house

4.) Grass in the back and front yard

5.) Wildflowers in the backyard


https://www.google.com/maps/place/34431+Co+Rd+155,+Avon,+MN+56310/@45.6195416,-94.4420209,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x52b453c62b8dad75:0xc134c2364626c1a3

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Movement

Movement is the way that people, products, ideas, and information move from one place to another.


Transportation: Most of the time such as to and from school everyday I get dropped off by my older sister Caitlyn. After school and/or over the weekend I get driven by my mother or I walk to the location I desire to be at.


Goods: Every major holiday my grandfather and grandmother in Hawaii sends via airplane my mother, sister and I, a bunch of gifts from Hawaii such as candy, spices, toys and many other things.


Communication: Every year during Christmas my mother, sister and I send letters to our relatives in the U.K as well as Hawaii. As for the relatives that live in Minnesota we usually just quickly send a text or call them or if we are in need of something.

Human-Environmental Interaction

Human-Environmental Interaction is the way in which people adapt to, modify, and depend on the environment. The outcomes of them can be positive or negative. There are three topics that go along with it. Adapt, Modify and Depend.


Adapt: My family has adapted to the frigid coldness of the Minnesotan winters over the decades my family had lived here. Half of my family originated from Hawaii and the other half was from Sweden so it was quite a big step!


Modify: When my great great grandfather came to Minnesota from Sweden, he bought a ton of land and made a town of it and named it Uppsala after the town he grew up in. Accidentally the sign maker labelled it Upsala with only one p rather than the two it was supposed to have which now results in the town of Upsala located in Minnesota.


Depend: He relied on the land because when he first came here there was nothing but empty land. He had to build his own house and make his own farmland from nothing.


https://www.google.com/maps/place/Uppsala,+Sweden/@59.8332051,17.5183661,11z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x465fcbfb8532ab8d:0xaa4fe90a85820807

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Region

Region is an area that is defined by a certain similar and unifying characteristics.


In the Midwestern state of Minnesota there are a lot of lakes as it is known as the "Land of 10,000 Lakes". Minnesota's main attraction is the Mall of America located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.