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Western Hemisphere Vocabulary Hemisphere* – Hemi = half; sphere = 3-D circle Physical Map* – a map that shows the physical features of the earth; like mountains, rivers, islands, plains, etc. Peninsula* – a piece of land that is surrounded on 3 sides by water.
Geographic features of the Western Hemisphere Mountains = Rivers = Plains = Ocean/Sea/Gulf = Islands = Peninsulas =
Task #1 Use pgs. 8, 9, 19 & 29 Create your own North & South America Physical map label each geographic feature with the proper symbol: Mountains – Rocky, Appalachians, Andes Rivers – Mississippi, Colorado, Rio Grande, Amazon Bodies of Water – Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Great Lakes, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea Islands – Cuba, Jamaica – pg 20 Peninsulas – Florida, Yucatan Plains – Great Plains
Imagine you are travelling across the United States, beginning on the east coast, list 3 major geographic features that you would cross in order to end up on the west coast