What is Geography?

What is Geography?

What is Geography? There are two major divisions (branches) of geography: Physical Geography: The study of how that earths natural features vary from place to place. (surface of the earth) Includes the study of mountains and plains, weather and climates, plants and animals, and water resources, etc.

What is Geography? There are two major divisions (branches) of geography: Human (Cultural) Geography: The study of how people and their activities vary from place to place. (people of the earth) Includes politics, economics, culture, ways of life, clothing, history, religion, and language

What is Geography? Examples of Physical Geography Meteorology The study of weather. Cartography The study of map making. Geology

The study of the history of the earth thru rock formations. Astronomy The study of planets, stars, and other heavenly bodies. Zoology The study of animals. Botany

The study of plants and plant life. Volcanology The study of volcanoes. What is Geography? Examples of Human Geography Economics The study of economic systems.

Medical The treatment of illnesses and diseases in humans and animals. Religion The worship of a higher being Culture A peoples way of life

Language The ways of communication between people. Politics The study of systems of government. Population People, density, patterns, and trends

What is Geography? Geo-Person Activity Using your notes, create a geo-person that reflects the two branches of geography, and the examples given of the two branches. Use the following example as a guide. What is Geography?

Geo-Person Example:

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