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Map Skills 1. Continents 2. Oceans 3. Equator/Prime Meridian.

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1 Map Skills 1. Continents 2. Oceans 3. Equator/Prime Meridian

2 Compass Rose A compass rose shows direction. The cardinal directions are A compass rose shows direction. The cardinal directions are North (N), East (E), North (N), East (E), South (S), and West (W). South (S), and West (W). A good way to remember the directions is: A good way to remember the directions is: Never Eat Shredded Wheat Never Eat Shredded Wheat

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4 Continents There are seven (7) continents in the world. A continent is a body of LAND. The continents are: 1. North America 2. Europe 3. Asia 4. Africa 5. South America 6. Australia 7. Antarctica

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6 Oceans There are four (4) oceans in the world. There are four (4) oceans in the world. An ocean is a large body of salt water. An ocean is a large body of salt water. The four oceans are: The four oceans are: 1. Indian Ocean 1. Indian Ocean 2. Artic Ocean 2. Artic Ocean 3. Atlantic Ocean 3. Atlantic Ocean 4. Pacific Ocean 4. Pacific Ocean An easy way to remember the oceans is: An easy way to remember the oceans is: I Am A Person. I Am A Person. Indians Always Paint Arrows. Indians Always Paint Arrows.

7 The Continent of Europe The countries of The countries of Spain, Spain, England, England, and France and France are located on the continent of Europe are located on the continent of Europe

8 The Continent of North America The United States of America is on the continent of North America The United States of America is on the continent of North America

9 Equator The Equator is an imaginary line around the middle of the earth that divides the globe into the northern and southern hemispheres. The Equator is an imaginary line around the middle of the earth that divides the globe into the northern and southern hemispheres.

10 Prime Meridian The Prime Meridian is an imaginary line that divides the globe into the eastern and western hemispheres. The Prime Meridian is an imaginary line that divides the globe into the eastern and western hemispheres.

11 Hemispheres Half of a sphere (glove) created by the prime meridian or the equator. Half of a sphere (glove) created by the prime meridian or the equator.

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