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Chapter 2 Section 1 Pages 26-41 Essential Question How were the regions of Texas identified?

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1 Chapter 2 Section 1 Pages Essential Question How were the regions of Texas identified?

2 Objectives Locate specific places of importance on map of Texas Interpret information from a map Infer information from a map

3 Latitude Longitude

4 Providing Useful Directions Relative Location: the position of a place relative, or in comparison to, another place –Where something or somewhere is located in relation to something else Common everyday directions Absolute Location: the exact position of a place on the earth –Latitude and Longitude Very specific location on the earth Based on a grid system—imaginary lines that go across or up and down the earth

5 Absolute Location The location where the imaginary lines intersect or cross over each other is the absolute location Latitude: the location north or south of the equator (lines go side to side) Longitude: the location east or west of the prime meridian (lines go north to south) Degrees: the units of measurement to identify the coordinates…where the lines cross

6 Latitude The Earth is divided into parts –Hemispheres: ½ of the earth, divided by the equator into northern or southern halves Equator: imaginary line at 0° latitude that divides the earth into the northern hemisphere and the southern hemisphere…locations are labeled with a N for north of the equator or S for the south of the equator Lines of latitude go from side to side

7 Latitude Video

8 Longitude Prime Meridian: the imaginary line at 0° longitude –Locations are labeled E for east of the prime meridian and W for west of the prime meridian –Lines of longitude go up and down

9 Longitude Video

10 Finding a Location Using Latitude and Longitude

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12 Look at Texas map on page 31…find cities Videos from Discovery Education Streaming


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