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Use the Five Themes of Geography (found at the bottom of this page) as a guideline to identify details about a country of your choosing. This will be the entry #12 in your notebook and will be titled "5 Themes: ____________" (put in the country you chose).

To research your country, use Google, Wikipedia, and other sites to find the details you are looking for. As you look for specifics, put in the Google search box what you are looking for (example: Brazil population, Cuba climate, Panama exports, etc...).


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.


1. Location:

-This should be straightforward. Where is it and what is it next to?


2. Place:

            -Mountains, lakes, rivers, deserts, etc... What is the land like?

            -Climate. Hot? Freezing? Rainy?


            -Official language

            -Majority religion

            -Type of government

            -Give a general description of the capital city.

            -Most important holidays celebrated

            -Historical highlights

            -Current events. Is your country in the news for any reason?

            -Staple diet. What do they eat?


3. Region

            -“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?


4. Movement

            -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

            -Land use

            -Vacation/Tourist locations

            -Where do people live? Is the population concentrated in one part of the

country or are they distributed throughout?


            -Environmental issues

            -Urban/Rural 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…?

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