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How can maps help us to understand the world?. Vocabulary Map – Drawing of an area The person who makes maps Network of vertical and horizontal lines.

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1 How can maps help us to understand the world?

2 Vocabulary Map – Drawing of an area The person who makes maps Network of vertical and horizontal lines that form squares Cartographer – Grid –

3 How do we know what is the right way to draw our maps?

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5 Identify the largest pieces of the world: A B C D 1= Asia 2= Africa 3= Antarctica 4= North America 5= South America 6=Australia 7= Europe A= Atlantic Ocean B= Pacific Ocean C= Arctic Ocean D= Indian Ocean

6 *NOTES*What does this map illustrate? Physical map- shows geographic features such as mountains, lakes, deserts etc. (mother nature)

7 *NOTES*What does this map illustrate? Political map- shows boundaries/borders of countries (man-made)

8 What information can be included on a map? Roads, structures, landforms, weather patterns, industrial production, elevations, types of crops, cities, tourist attractions, etc….

9 *NOTES*INTERPRETING MAPS 1. KEY / LEGEND – gives important information that helps to understand the map. (Ex. * represents capital city) 2. EQUATOR – 0 degree imaginary line of latitude that separates the world into a northern and southern hemisphere 3. PRIME MERIDIAN – 0 degree imaginary line of longitude that separates the world into a eastern and western hemisphere 4. COMPASS ROSE – a circle or decorative device printed on a map or chart showing the points of the compass measured from true north and usually magnetic north 5. SCALE – a ratio used compare a measurement on a map to the actual distance between locations identified on the map


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