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SHMS 6th Grade Social Studies Powertime Vocab 2

Geography study of the earth’s surface
Atlas a collection of maps in book form
Hemisphere Half of the Earth. The equator divides the Earth into Northern and Southern halves.
Equator The imaginary boundary line between the Northern and Southern hemispheres of the Earth.
Latitude an imaginary line around the Earth that is parallel to the equator. (Horizontal)
Longitude an imaginary line around the Earth that bisects the Earth through the North and South poles. (vertical)
Continent One of the large landmasses of the Earth. The Earth is divided into 7 continents.
Nation A country and its people. A politically organized body of people under a single government.
Country A nation. A body of land with one government.
Island A piece of land surrounded on all sides by water.
Europe The second smallest continent, which includes countries such as France, England, and Ireland.
Canada A nation in North America located to the north of the United States.
Latin America the parts of North America and South America to the south of the United States where Romance languages are spoken.
Caribbean a region that consists of the Caribbean Sea, its islands, and the surrounding coasts. This region is southeast of the Gulf of Mexico
Australia The smallest continent. It is an island continent that is located in the Southern Hemisphere. It is positioned between the Indian Ocean and the Southwest Pacific ocean.
Created by: hbogue