## Intro. - Before we get started...

In this introduction unit, focus is more on understanding and memorizing basic terms and concepts. This unit lays a foundation for the following units.

There are a lot of terms to memorize and you may find them to be overwhelming, but they are ESSENTIAL! I suggest you pay attention on movement theme which includes all the terms related to diffusion; those terms become very useful when you later study cultural geography. I had hard time understanding the concept of the gravity model as I got confused with illustration of distance-decay. Remember, the gravity model is a mathematical equation without an illustration.

Use the link below to learn the BASIC terms that are used in this course!

**Hmm...**There are a lot of terms to memorize and you may find them to be overwhelming, but they are ESSENTIAL! I suggest you pay attention on movement theme which includes all the terms related to diffusion; those terms become very useful when you later study cultural geography. I had hard time understanding the concept of the gravity model as I got confused with illustration of distance-decay. Remember, the gravity model is a mathematical equation without an illustration.

Use the link below to learn the BASIC terms that are used in this course!

## map projections

## 5 themes of geography

5 themes of geography includes

This assignment that I did at the beginning of the year gives you an example of 5 themes of geography in relation to Osaka City, Osaka, Japan.

My assignment is under the "5 themes of geography" section.

**location**,**place**,**human/environmental interaction**,**movement**, and**regions**.This assignment that I did at the beginning of the year gives you an example of 5 themes of geography in relation to Osaka City, Osaka, Japan.

My assignment is under the "5 themes of geography" section.