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1 Lets learn how to read and make

2 A map is a flat (two dimensional) description of a specific area of land. What are maps? Click the globe to learn even more about maps! Stop the online video and restart the power point after the hemisphere questions for now!

3 A globe is a sphere on which is depicted a map of the earth. globe

4 A hemisphere is an imaginary line dividing the globe in half. hemisphere The equator, an imaginary belt around the earth, divides the earth into the northern and southern hemispheres. The prime meridian, an invisible line cutting the globe in half from top to bottom, divides the earth into the western and eastern hemispheres.

5 An atlas is a book of maps. atlas

6 A compass rose is a circle design on maps that indicates direction. compass rose

7 Cardinal directions are the four basic points on a compass – north, south, east, and west. cardinal directions

8 Ordinal directions are the points of directions halfway between each pair of cardinal directions – northeast, northwest, south east, and southwest. ordinal directions

9 A grid is a set of vertical and horizontal lines on a map that help the reader locate places. grid Click on map to play use a map grid online.

10 A continent is one of seven large land masses on the earth. continent

11 Distance is the amount of space between two points. distance

12 A location is a place on a map. location

13 A legend is a table on a map or chart that explains the symbol used. Sometimes it is called the map key as well. legend

14 A maps scale is a comparison of the actual distance between two places and the distance shown on the map drawn. scale

15 A symbol is a picture used to represents a place or places on a map. symbol

16 Climate is the average weather over time in a specific location. climate

17 A cartographer is a person who makes maps using symbols, a legend, grids, and a scale. cartographer The study of maps is GEOGRAPHY.

18 Now you are ready to READ MAPS! Click on the spinning globe to go to kidsgeo.com where you can find tutorials, lessons, and geography games!


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