the five themes of geography MR. HELP (movement, region, human-environment interaction, location place)

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location
absolute location: the exact spot on earth (latitude and longitude)

relative location: position of place in relation to other places (landmark)

place
physical (site): climate, vegetation, landforms, bodies of water, wildlife

human features (situation): language, religion, type of government, architecture, population

region
common physical features: “great lakes region” is a large area in the u.s. with states that share the great lakes

common human features: “chinatown” in new york city is united by culture

human environment interaction
how people affect their environment AND how their environment affects them

DEPEND, ADAPT, MODIFY – DAM

movement
the motion of people, ideas, and goods

people: migration, commuting to work/school/etc., traveling on vacation

ideas: cell phones, internet, newspapers, books, television, fax, radio, etc.

goods: trade, importing, exporting