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Physical Maps Show physical features (mountains, rivers, oceans, etc.) of an area
Political maps Shows political units or boundaries (countries, states, counties, districts, towns)
Historical Maps Shows illustrations for things like economic activity, migrations, battles and changing national boundaries
Other Maps Topographic Climate
Compass Rose A compass rose shows which way the directions north (N), south (S), east (E), and west (W) point on a map Never Eat Soggy Waffles
Another name for the major directions?What is another name for the major directions? Turn to your neighbors and share.
Cardinal Directions – North, South, East and West
Intermediate directionsNow that we have discussed cardinal directions, what do you think the intermediate directions are?
Intermediate directionsNorthwest, Southwest, Northeast, and Southeast
Scale Shows the ratio between a unit of length on the map and a unit of distance on the earth. EX: 1 inch on a map = 1 mile in real life
Legend or key Lists and explains the symbols, lines, and colors on a map
Longitude lines Imaginary lines that run North to South. Also known as Meridians Shows distance in degrees East or West of the Prime Meridian
Prime meridian A longitude line that runs from the North Pole to the South Pole. Passes through Greenwich, England, and measures at 0° longitude
Latitude lines Imaginary lines that run east to west. Also known as parallels Shows distance in degrees north or south of the equator. Latitude = Flatitude Lat sounds like ladder…steps of a ladder
Equator A latitude line that circles the earth halfway between the North and South Poles. It measures at 0° latitude
Cancer and Capricorn Parallels that form the boundaries of the Tropics, a region that stays warm all year long.
Purpose of latitude and longitude?They help you pinpoint the absolute location of cities and other geographic features by using coordinates of intersecting lines.
hemisphere Term for half the globeThe earth can be split into Southern and Northern hemispheres separated by the equator or into Eastern and Western .
Mercator vs Robinson MercatorShows most of the continents as they look on a globe, yet it stretches out the land near the poles Used for all kinds of navigation
Mercator vs robinson RobinsonShows the earth with nearly true sizes and shapes of the continents and oceans, but the shapes near the poles are rounded Used in most textbooks
Notebook Label your Table of Contents – Page 8 - Map SkillsTape into your SS Notebook onto page 8
Jeopardy Themes of Q $100 Q $100 Q $100 Q $100 Q $100 Q $200 Q $200
Map skills Latitude and Longitude
Unit 2 Map Skills Visual Vocabulary.
Chapter 0 Maps and Globes Section 1 Using Globes Vocabulary p. 6
Map Skills Vocabulary.
Basic Geography Bundle 1
Social Studies Map Skills
Map Skills Basics.
Using Maps and Globes.
Geography Skills Review
Map Skills. Geography The study of the earth’s surface and the way people use it The study of the earth’s surface and the way people use it.
Directions and Locations
Latitude and Longitude. What is Latitude? Lines of latitude are imaginary lines that run completely around the globe full circles start at the equator.
1. What are longitude lines? 2. What are latitude lines? 3. What do symbols on a map stand for?
Geography: The Study of Earth
A. Globe - A scale model of the Earth. 1. Globe vocabulary.
Warm-Up Topic = World Maps
Five Themes of Geography: Location Lesson on Absolute Location Grade 6 Humanities.
Compass Rose a design on a map showing direction. It points which way is N, S, E, W, & some intermediate directions on a map a design on a map showing.
Globes: models of the earth; accurate Maps: drawings of flat surfaces that show all or parts of the earth.
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