What is Geography? Why do we study it?
Mrs. Bezy/ English 9 Honors/ Period 5
Geography is “the study of the physical features of the Earth and its atmosphere” as well as the activity of humans since we greatly impact the Earth around us. Themes of geography include location, place, region, movement, and human/environment interaction. We study geography so that we can better learn about the world we live in.
The first theme of geography that I’m going to talk about is location. Everyone knows that location just describes where a place is, but if we dig a little deeper we find out that there are actually two different types of location in geography. The more specific location is absolute location, which is determined…
What is Geography, and why do we Study it?
Mrs. Bezy, Geography Honors, 8th pr.
When I think of the word geography, images of land comes to my mind. I understand that geography is land, but there is also much more to it than that. Geography is the mix of natural and social sciences. Geography also is apart of our everyday lives.
There are two different types of location that we use. Absolute location tells us what it is in the…
In this paper, two prominent critiques against the quantitative approach (based on spatial organization) in geography are discussed. In the first part one of the critiques “Behavioral geography” and in the second part another critique of quantitative revolution, “Humanistic geography” is studied.
During the late 1960’s and early 1960’s, a flaw in the quantitative revolution in geography to incorporate human’ individual action in the modeling of spatial science led the…
15 August 2017
“Geography & It’s 5 Themes”
Geography is the study of the Earth, specifically the land and its features. The subject can be divided into two categories: Physical Geography and Cartography. Physical Geography entails actual points that can be located using latitude and longitude as well as landforms, such as mountains, rivers, lakes, oceans, plateaus, etc. Cartography is the study and / or practice of drawing maps. In Cartography; one must…
World geography focuses on the regions of the world and how the physical features of these areas affect cultures and civilizations. As a result, each unit contains three primary sections: physical geography, sociology, and political geography. The unit described in this lesson focused on United States Geography.
The lesson began an analysis of my students’ base geographic knowledge. I administered a pretest in which the students labeled the states by memory. This tapped the students’ prior…
Geography as a physical science, revolves around topography or the layout or characteristics of the land, the natural resources, animals and people. Geography is mainly about location, human and environment interaction, cultural movements and attributions. On the other hand, film is the conglomeration of ideas and images that feature the combination of the physical and human aspects of the world. Further, if given deeper comprehension, film and geography share evident differences and…
This quote from Eric Weiner’s travel narrative, The Geography of Bliss, epitomizes an American perspective on thinking. Before his travels pursuing happiness, Weiner never had to consider what thinking did, or does, emotionally. Like many Americans, I find my perspective to be limited in that we Americans do not naturally consider how our thinking is affecting our own happiness. In his book, Weiner finds that other countries have views very contradictory to ours at home. Weiner even points out…
If a person looks at a map of the world, all they see is colors, shapes, and names of countries. These lines on a map were drummed up by the empires of old and labeled it as the subject of geography. Geography may look like lines and colors on a map but, it is much deeper than that. It is the physical features of those lines on a map and the people who live there. In his book, Asia’s Cauldron, Robert D. Kaplan explains how physical and cultural geography is an important factor when dealing with…
What is your research design and methodology? What are the relative strengths and weaknesses of the methods and/or techniques that you have used for your research so far?
For my thesis, I have employed specific methodologies that complement the research aims/questions outlined above. This has been achieved so far through using a mixture of both qualitative and quantitative methods. Being primarily an economic geography thesis, the methodologies will be slightly weighted in favour of statistics,…
8th October 2016
How do the Worlds of Human Geography and Physical Geography overlap?
Human live in a big planet called the Earth. Earth is an amazing planet, the temperature of the planet is not too hot and not too cold, there have water and fit sunshine, anything is good in the Earth. Perhaps because the environment is too good, there are many other creatures live in the Earth too. Human live with other creatures in natural, and some of people start to learn…