Five Themes of Geography Detail
As you research your country, go down the list of topics below
to guide your research. You don’t have to cover every single topic. You just
want to give a complete picture of your country. Start with the items in bold and then come back for the rest of the information if you have time.
-This should be straightforward. Where is it and what is it next to?
-Mountains, lakes, rivers, deserts, etc... What is the land like?
-Climate. Hot? Freezing? Rainy?
-Type of government
-Give a general description of the capital city.
important holidays celebrated
-Current events. Is your country in the news for any reason?
-Staple diet. What do they eat?
-“The South,” “New England” and “The Middle East” are regions. When you
think of “The Middle East” there are details that come to mind that reflect the
land and culture of the region. What region is your country in (Central America, Caribbean,
or South America)? What are the similarities between your
country and the countries around it?
-Immigration, emigration, migration. Are people moving to, moving out of, or
moving around your country? If so, why?
-Imports. What products are being brought in from other countries?
-Exports. What products does your country produce and ship to other countries?
5. Human-Environment Interaction
-Where do people live? Is the population concentrated in one part of the
country or are they distributed throughout?
ratio. What percent of the population lives in the city? What percentage in the outskirts?
-Economy. How do people make money?
-Major industries. Tourism and the wine industry are key to the economy of
Sonoma. Does your country produce cars, electronic equipment, toys, etc…?