5 Themes of Geography | Regions


There are 5 major themes of Geography: Location, Place, Human/Environment Interaction, Movement, and Regions. This unit specifically teaches about Region.

In Geography, region is an area on earth’s surface that is defined by certain unifying characteristics and can be categorized into three different regional ‘types’. In this unit study, students will learn about three unifying characteristics:

  • – Human Characteristics
  • – Physical Characteristics
  • – Cultural Characteristics

They will also learn about the three different region types:

  • – Formal
  • – Functional
  • – Perceptual


  • – 5 informational text pages
  • – Vocabulary cards
  • – 5 Student worksheet pages
  • – Answer Keys


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Vocabulary covered in the unit:

  • human characteristics
  • physical characteristics
  • cultural characteristics
  • formal region
  • functional region
  • perceptual region
  • region
  • unifying characteristics


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