Five Themes of Geography: Five Themes of Geography


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Five Themes of Geography:

  • Five Themes of Geography:

    • 1. LocationThe absolute or relative site, or position of something.
    • 2. Place – Refers to the physical and human factors that make one area different from another.
    • 3. Region – An area that has certain shared characteristics that set it apart.
    • 4. Movement – The shifting of people, goods, and ideas from one place to another.
    • 5. Human-Environment Interaction – The ways people interact with their surroundings, such as building a dam.













Bonneville Drainage Region and Colorado River Drainage Region.

  • Bonneville Drainage Region and Colorado River Drainage Region.





Geologic Eras:

  • Geologic Eras:



3 Types of Rock:

  • 3 Types of Rock:

  • Coal – important mineral for Utah’s economy; sold to places as far away as Japan.

  • Some of Utah’s canyons were formed by glaciers. V=River Canyon, U=Glacial Canyon

  • Today all of Utah’s volcanoes are extinct.

  • Salt mining is a billion dollar industry in Utah.

  • The Great Salt Lake is the largest salt water lake in the western hemisphere and no water flows out of it.



Lake Bonneville covered most of Utah; Great Salt Lake, Utah Lake and Sevier Lake were part of Lake Bonneville.

  • Lake Bonneville covered most of Utah; Great Salt Lake, Utah Lake and Sevier Lake were part of Lake Bonneville.

  • Fossils are formed by dead plants and animals.

  • The Utahraptor was discovered in 1992 in Arches National Park.

  • Trilobites are Utah’s oldest animal fossil.

  • Utah’s two biggest faults are the Sevier Fault and the Wasatch Fault.

  • Wind, rain, floods and earthquakes cause natural changes to the land.




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