Five Themes of Geography Detail
As you research your state, 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 state.
-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.
-Any unique holidays celebrated?
highlights (include when it was founded)
-Current events. Is your state in the news for any reason?
diet. They have your typical American diet, but do they have any unique dishes or foods that
they are known for?
-What is the State's nickname? California's is "The Golden State"
-“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 are the similarities between your
states and the states around it?
-Immigration, emigration, migration. Are people moving to, moving out of, or
moving around your state? If so, why?
-Imports. What products are being brought in from elsewhere?
-Exports. What products do they produce and ship out of the state?
5. Human-Environment Interaction
-Where do people live? Is the population concentrated in one part of the
state 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 state produce cars, electronic equipment, toys, etc…?