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1 A Closer Look at Maps Created by Miss Pflaumer For 3 rd Grade Students

2 Five Themes of Geography Skills Location Place Movement Places & People Change Each Other Region

3 Which is a globe and which is not? What’s the difference?

4 The Earth Third planet from the sun. An actual object in space. Visible from aerial photographs.

5 A Globe A representation of an actual object. A spherical model of the planet Earth. Can easily fit in your classroom and be held within your hands.

6 Key Vocabulary Map Border Title Symbol Key Legend Compass Rose North South East West

7 Map Key or Legend It helps you find things on the map. It will show what the various symbols or colors stand for.

8 Compass Rose Shows the cardinal directions. –North –South –East –West Use the compass to write or follow directions. It will help you know which direction you are headed when traveling.

9 Of what is this a map? Our Continent: North America

10 Of what is this a map? The United States

11 What color is our state? It is GREEN. Can you find it?

12 Of what is this a map? What color is our county? Need a closer look?

13 Here’s a closer look…

14 A little closer still… Did you figure out that JEFFERSON COUNTY is green?

15 Of what is this a map? This is a closer look at Jefferson County.

16 Can you find Hanover?

17 What landform is this? Mountain Butte Canyon Prairie Mesa Hill This is a broad, flat-topped hill with steep sides; larger than a butte, but smaller than a plateau.

18 What landform is this? Mountain Butte Canyon Prairie Mesa Hill A hill that rises abruptly from the surrounding area and has a flat top and steep sides.

19 What landform is this? Mountain Butte Canyon Prairie Mesa Hill A deep valley with steep walls cut into the earth by running water.

20 What landform is this? Mountain Butte Canyon Prairie Mesa Hill Land higher than level ground but not as high or as steep as a mountain.

21 What landform is this? Mountain Butte Canyon Prairie Mesa Hill Elevation higher than a hill.

22 What landform is this? Mountain Butte Canyon Prairie Mesa Hill A treeless plain usually covered by tall grass.

23 What landform is this? Valley Volcano Peninsula Beach Desert Archipelago A dry area of land with fewer than 10 inches of precipitation each year.

24 What landform is this? Valley Volcano Desert Beach Island Archipelago Land entirely surrounded by water.

25 What landform is this? Valley Volcano Peninsula Beach Island Archipelago Landmass surrounded by water on three sides.

26 What landform is this? Valley Volcano Peninsula Beach Archipelago Low place between hills or mountains.

27 What landform is this? Valley Volcano Peninsula Beach Archipelago An opening in the Earth’s crust through which molten lava, ash, & gases are ejected.

28 What landform is this? Valley Volcano Peninsula Beach Archipelago The shore of a body of water, usually sandy or pebbled.

29 What landform is this? Valley Volcano Peninsula Beach Archipelago A group or chain of islands.

30 What landform is this? Plateau Prairie Cliff Canyon Mesa Butte A high, steep rock face.

31 What landform is this? Plateau Prairie Cliff Canyon Mesa Butte High, flat land; larger than a mesa.

32 What body of water is this? Glacier Waterfall River Gulf Strait Ocean A slow moving river of thick ice.

33 What body of water is this? Glacier Waterfall River Sea Ocean Lagoon A large natural stream of water that empties into an ocean, a lake, or other body of water.

34 What body of water is this? Waterfall Gulf Glacier Ocean Strait Sea River Lagoon A large area of sea or ocean partly surrounded by land.

35 What body of water is this? Waterfall Gulf Ocean Strait Sea Glacier Lagoon A narrow body of water that connects two larger bodies of water.

36 What body of water is this? Waterfall Glacier Ocean Sea River Lagoon Shallow body of water along a coast but protected from the ocean.

37 What body of water is this? Glacier Waterfall River Lake Ocean Sea Strait A flow of water that falls vertically.

38 What body of water is this? River Gulf Lagoon Ocean Strait Sea Glacier A large body of salt water completely or partially enclosed by land.

39 What body of water is this? Glacier Waterfall River Gulf Ocean Strait Sea Lagoon Entire body of salt water that covers more than 70% of the Earth’s surface.

40 Now, let’s review for a test. What is a MAP KEY? It shows you what the symbols on the map represent. What is the difference between a GLOBE and the EARTH? A globe is a model of Earth. The Earth is huge and is in space while a globe can be held in your hands.

41 How did the COMPASS ROSE get its name? The original compass had 32 points on it. A perfect rose has 32 petals. So, the compass on a map was named a compass rose. What are the CARDINAL DIRECTIONS? North, South, East, West What are the INTERMEDIATE DIRECTIONS? Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, Southeast

42 How many continents are there? 7 Name them. Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, & South America How many oceans are there? 4 Name them. Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific

43 On what PLANET do we live? Earth On what HEMISPHERE do we live? Northern Hemisphere On what CONTINENT do we live? North America On what COUNTRY do we live? United States of America What is our country’s CAPITAL? Washington, D.C.

44 In what STATE do we live? Indiana In what COUNTY do we live? Jefferson In what TOWN is our school? Hanover


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