Five themes of geography

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The Five themes of geography is an educational tool for teaching geography. Adopted in 1984 by the Association of American Geographers, the five themes were published in the NCGE/AAG publication Guidelines for Geographic Education, Elementary, and Secondary Schools. Most American geography and social studies classrooms have adopted the five themes in teaching practices.[1]


The five-theme organizational approach was superseded by the American Constitution Group, a set of eighteen standards promulgated in 1994. However, the five themes continue to be used as an educational approach in many educational outlets.[1]

Five Themes:[2]


  1. ^ a b "Geography Lesson Plans Using Google Earth" Karen Ganzel. 2010. Retrieved 29 April 2010
  2. ^ Rosenberg, Matt. "The Five Themes of Geography". Retrieved November 16, 2013.