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Social Studies Geography Vocabulary Words
latitude also called parallels; they show location north and south of the Equator
longitude also called Meridians; they show a location east or west of the Prime Meridian
Prime Meridian divides the earth into the Eastern and Western Hemispheres
Equator divides the earth into the Northern and Southern Hemispheres
hemisphere one half of Earth (east/west and north/south)
continent one of Earth’s seven large land areas continent one of Earth’s seven large land areas
grid a system of lines, letters, and numbers that help you locate places on a map
key also called a legend, shows the symbols on a map and tells what each symbol means
road map a map that is useful for finding the correct route, when traveling by car
physical map a map that gives information about land and water
political map a map gives information about boundaries, nations, and cities
boundary a border or outside edge of a place
region an area with at least one feature that makes it different from other areas
compass rose the symbol on a map that shows direction
scale the part of a map compares a distance on the map to a distance in the real world
title tells the subject of a map
mileage a chart that shows the distance between major cities on a road map
fifty (50) the number of states in the United States
Washington D.C. the national capital of the United States
Austin the state capital of Texas
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Basic Geography Bundle 1
Social Studies Map Skills
Core Concept Unit 1 Review
Using Maps and Globes.
Geography Skills Review
Map and Globe Review.
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