2 Why we use maps Maps help us locate places all over the world. Maps are preferred to globes because:Maps show more detailMaps are easier to useMaps are more accurate
3 ContinentsThere are 7 large landmasses on the earth. We recognize these landmasses as continents.North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Antarctica.Add Australia to your notesAsia is the largest continent in both size and population
4 Oceans The Earth has 1 major ocean that we divide into 4. Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean and Arctic OceanThe question of the 5th ocean?Southern Ocean
5 How we look at the Earth The Earth is divided into 4 hemispheres. East and WestNorth and SouthHemisphere: a division of the earth in half
6 Latitude Latitude or parallels: east and west circles around the globe Equator: 0 degrees latitude~ cuts the earth into Northern and Southern hemispheres
7 LongitudeLongitude or meridians: north and south circles around the globe.Prime Meridian: 0 degrees longitude- cuts the Earth into Eastern and Western Hemispheres.Runs through Greenwich, England.Longitude lines meet at the North and South Poles.