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Louisianas Geography Unit 1
Geography Something found in nature such as weather, plant life, water, and land Study of the Earths features
Map Symbols Symbol that stands for something real on Earth. Symbols shown on map key
Map Key A box on a map in which map symbols are explained Also called a map legend
Distance Scale Drawing on map Shows cardinal directions to help people use the map Use to measure the distance from one place to another
Elevation Height of something that is elevated
Bar Graph Graph that uses bars of different length to stand for amounts or numbers of things
Pictograph Graph that uses pictures or symbols to stand for the numbers of things
Circle Graph Graph that show how the part of something relates to the whole
Line Graph Graph that uses points connected by lines
Compass Rose Drawing on map that shows the cardinal directions to help people use the map
Cardinal Directions Main directions north, south, east, and west
Intermediate Directions Directions northeast, northwest, southeast, southwest
Grid Point where two lines meet, or cross, on a map
Climate Average weather for a particular region
Precipitation Amount of rain, hail, snow, or sleet deposited in a certain region
Vegetation Process of vegetating or growing as a plant does
Urban Relating to a city area
Suburban Small community that is close to a city
Rural Away from cities
Migration Movements of large groups of people from one place to another.
Timeline Drawing that shows when and in what order events took place
Web Resources http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/sta tes/louisiana/http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/sta tes/louisiana/ http://www.kidsgeo.com/geography-for- kids/0028-map-scale-types.phphttp://www.kidsgeo.com/geography-for- kids/0028-map-scale-types.php http://www8.dotd.louisiana.gov/emergency /images/Coastal_Land_Elevation.pnghttp://www8.dotd.louisiana.gov/emergency /images/Coastal_Land_Elevation.png http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&saf e=vss&q=pictographs+http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&saf e=vss&q=pictographs
Web Resources http://www.mste.uiuc.edu/courses/ci330ms /youtsey/lineinfo.htmlhttp://www.mste.uiuc.edu/courses/ci330ms /youtsey/lineinfo.html http://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Stude nts?content_spotlight/climates/north_amer ican_climate_louisianahttp://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Stude nts?content_spotlight/climates/north_amer ican_climate_louisiana http://www.onlyglobes.com/PhotoGallery.a sp?ProductCode=UM%2D30056http://www.onlyglobes.com/PhotoGallery.a sp?ProductCode=UM%2D30056 http://www.lkwdpl.org/study/timeline/
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