2 We are taking CORNELL NOTES Your paper should be set up like this:Geography BasicsQUESTIONANSWERGeography affects how people live, work, and play.Geography affects what people eat, wear, and own.Where you live also affects the natural disasters youexperienceEarthquakes in CaliforniaHurricanes in FloridaWhy is geography important?
3 Why is geography important? Geography affects how people live, work, and play.Geography affects what people eat, wear, and own.Where you live also affects the natural disasters you experience (earthquakes in California and hurricanes in Florida).
4 What is a compass rose? How can we remember that?? A compass rose is used to show directions.These directions are north, south, east, and west.You can combine these to have northeast, northwest, southeast, and southwest.How can we remember that??
9 What are the major lines of longitude? Some of these lines are especially important:The prime meridian = 0° longitudeTime zones begin here.The International Date line = 180 ° longitudeWhen you cross this line, the day changes.
10 What is the major line of latitude? The equator = 0° latitudeThink of it as the Earth’s belt.
17 What is a hemisphere? Hemi = half Sphere = circle The Earth is divided into four hemispheres –northern (north of the equator)southern (south of the equator)eastern (east of the Prime Meridian)western (west of the Prime Meridian).
19 What is the importance of time zones? The Earth is divided into 24 time zones because there are 24 hours in a day.Time zones change according to longitude.Weather/climate changes according to latitude.