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5th Grade S.S

5th Grade Social Studies Study Stack

geography the study of the human and nonhuman features of Earth
degree unit that measures angles
cardinal directions north, east, south, and west
hemisphere one half of Earth
longitude distance east or west of the Prime Meridian measured in degrees
latitude distance north or south of the Equator measured in degrees
absolute location exact position on Earth in terms of longitude and latitude
movement how people, goods, and ideas get from one place to another
relative location location of a place relative to another place
human-environment interaction how people affect their environment and how their environment affects them
place mix of human and nonhuman features at a given location
region area with at least one unifying physical or human feature such as climate, landforms, population, or history
scale relative size
geographic information system (GIS) a computer-based system that stores and uses information linked to geographic locations
aerial photograph photographic image of the Earth's surface taken from the air
satellite image picture of Earth's surface taken from a satellite in orbit
distortion loss of accuracy
projection way to map Earth on a flat surface
key section of the map that explains the map's symbols and shading
locator map section of a map that shows a larger area than the main map
scale bar section of a map that shows how much distance on the map represents a given distance on the land
compass rose diagram of a compass showing direction
physical map map that shows physical, or natural, features
elevation height above sea level
political map map that shows political units, such as countries or states
special-purpose map map that shows the location or distribution of human or physical features
sphere round-shaped body
location, place, region, movement, and human-environment interaction. What are the five different themes or ways of thinking that geographers use?
directions Geographers use _________ to help locate points on the Earth's surface.
imaginary lines Geographers have drawn ________ ______ around Earth, dividing it into parts to help pinpoint locations.
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