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1 Directions and Locations

2 Compass Rose What is a Compass Rose?
A circular diagram printed on a chart or map to show the direction of north and other main points of the compass.

3 Cardinal Directions The Cardinal Directions are North, East, South and West. Have you ever heard the saying Never Eat Soggy Waffles? Mnemonic device, is any learning technique that aids information retention Can you think of another mnemonic device for remembering the four Cardinal Directions.

4 Intermediate Directions
The Intermediate Directions are Northeast, Southeast, Southwest and Northwest. What High School in Springfield shares a name with an Intermediate Direction? Can you come up with a Mnemonic Device for the Intermediate Directions?

5 Location, Location Location!!!!

6 Earth Can anybody tell me what shape the Earth is?
The shape of the Earth is a Sphere? What is a hemisphere? A Hemisphere is half of a sphere.

7 How do we find locations?
We can find places by using: Maps Internet Compass Can you think of any other ways to find places?

8 How do geographers find locations?
Geographers find locations by using imaginary lines of longitude and latitude.

9 What are the two major imaginary lines the separate the earth into hemispheres?
The two major imaginary lines that separate the Earth are the Equator and the Prime Meridian.

10 Lines of Latitude What imaginary line separates the Earth into Northern and Southern Hemispheres? The imaginary line that separates the earth into North and South is the Equator. Are we North or South of the Equator? What are lines of Latitude called? Lines of Latitude are called parallels because they run parallel to the Equator.

11 Lines of Longitude What imaginary line separates the Earth into Eastern and Western Hemispheres? The imaginary line that separates the Earth into East and West is the Prime Meridian. Do we live in the Eastern or Western Hemisphere? What are lines of Longitude called? Line of Longitude, which meet at the poles, are called meridians.

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