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SS Vocab Quiz G4-G9

Social Studies 1

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An imaginary line that measures the distance east or west of the Prime Meridian Longitude
A large body of land Continent
An imaginary line encircling Earth halfway between the North and South Pole Equator
A map that shows information about the past or where past events took place Historical Map
Large body of salt water Ocean
A map that shows the height of an area above sea level. Elevation Map
A map that indicates cities, highways, points of interest, and it shows you how to get from one place to another. Road Map
An imaginary line that measures the distance north or south of the equator. Latitude
Half of a sphere Hemisphere
Which two hemispheres do we live in? Western and Northern
Which lines run east to west but measure the distance north or south of the Equator? Latitude Lines
Which lines run north to south but measure the distance east or west of the Prime Meridian? Longitude Lines
What is another name for latitude lines? Parallels
What is another name for longitude lines? Meridians
North, South, East and West Cardinal Directions
A line of longitude labeled 0 degrees longitude. Prime Meridian
A drawing that indicates directions on a map. Compass Rose
Northeast (NE), Southeast (SE), Northwest (NW) and Southwest (SW) Intermediate directions
A small map inset in the corner of a large map. Locator
A guide that explains the relationships between real distances on Earth and a map. Scale
A map that shows the boundaries of states and countries. Political Map
Something that stands for something else. Symbol
Map that highlights Earth's natural features. Physical Map
Where do you look on a map to find out what each symbol stands for? Map Key
Created by: kimellis