2Ways to Show the Earth’s Surface Section 1.3 There are many different ways to show the Earth’s surface.GlobesPhotographsMap Projections
3Ways to Show the Earth’s Surface Section 1.3 GLOBESBenefits: Accurate ShapesDrawbacks: Too bulky to carry aroundPHOTOGRAPHS/GPSBenefits: Show large areas and many detailsDrawbacks: Not specific enough or Inaccurate/OutdatedMAP PROJECTIONSBenefits: Fairly Accurate, ConvenientDrawbacks: Distortions due to the difference in shapes
4Map Basics Sections 1.1 and 1.4 Map Key – explains the symbols and shading on the map
5Map Basics Sections 1.1 and 1.4 Compass Rose – part of a map that shows direction
6Map Basics Sections 1.1 and 1.4 Cardinal Directions – North (N), South (S), East (E), and West (W)Intermediate Directions – The directions that fall between the cardinal directions. Northwest (NW), Southwest (SW), Northeast (NE), and Southeast (SE)
7Map Basics Sections 1.1 and 1.4 Locator Map – Locator maps may show a larger area than the main map or where the area on the map is located within the larger area.
8Map Basics Sections 1.1 and 1.4 Scale Bar – shows how much space on the map represents a given distance on the land.
9Map Basics Sections 1.1 and 1.4 Map Grid – imaginary lines placed on a map to help us determine location.
10Map Basics Sections 1.1 and 1.4 Map Grids can be more complex. Latitude and longitude are another type of complex map grid.Latitude – The distance north or south of the Equator.Longitude – The distance east or west of the Prime Meridian.Degrees – Units used to measure distance between the lines of latitude and longitude.
11Map Basics Sections 1.1 and 1.4 Some important lines of latitude are:0 degrees = Equator23.5 degrees N = Tropic of Cancer23.5 degrees S = Tropic of Capricorn
12Map Basics Sections 1.1 and 1.4 Some important lines of Longitude are:0 degrees = Prime Meridian180 degrees = International Date LineHow do we know the difference between 0 degrees latitude and longitude?By the order in whichthe numbers arewritten. Ex.: N, 0
13Map Basics Sections 1.1 and 1.4 The Equator divides the Earth into two hemispheres (Halves of the Earth). These are the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.The Prime Meridian divides the Earth into the Eastern and Western Hemispheres.
14Types of Maps Section 1.5Physical Maps – A map that shows the natural features.Political Maps - A map that shows political units. This could be boundaries between countries or states, even capitals and cities would be found on these maps.Special Purpose Maps – Maps that show the location or distribution of human or physical features.
15Types of Maps Section 1.5PhysicalElevation : height above sea level
18Geography’s Five Themes Section 1.2 Geographers ask 2 basic questions.Where are things at?Why are they there?The five themes of geography help the geographers to answer those questions and categorize the information that they find.The five themes are: Location, Place, Region, Movement, and Human-Environment Interaction
19Geography’s Five Themes Section 1.2 Location – Where something is found.Absolute Location – Exact position on EarthLatitude and LongitudePostal AddressRelative Location – Location of a place, relative to another place. A description of where something is located.Mentioning landmarksDistance from other citiesHarrisburg –Absolute Location – 40 N, 76 WRelative Location – NE of Gettysburgor on the Susquehanna River
20Geography’s Five Themes Section 1.2 Place – The mix of human and non-human features found at a location.Hilly, Four Seasons, Many Rivers, 2nd Largest City in PA, Has been known for its steel production, Listed as one of the most livable cities in the world.
21Geography’s Five Themes Section 1.2 Region – Area with one common characteristicClimate, landforms, population, history, culture
22Geography’s Five Themes Section 1.2 Movement – How people, goods, and ideas move from one place to another.Physical Movement OR Mental Movement
23Geography’s Five Themes Section 1.2 Human-Environment Interaction – How people affect the environment and how the environment affects them.
24BibliographyChu, Gregory H., Susan Wiley. Hardwick, Donald G. Holtgrieve, Grant P. Wiggins, George F. Sabato, and Michael M. Yell. My World Geography. Boston, Mass: Pearson, Print.