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Geography vocab

Beginning of year sims

Geography The study of the lands surface
Compass Rose A drawing that shows directions on a map
Symbols A drawing of a real thing on a map or a globe.
Continents The largest pieces of land on earth.
Latitude Lines The imaginary lines that run from east to west and help show north or south locations
Hemisphere Half of a sphere.
Physical Map A map that shows mountains, wet lands or dry lands.
Equator The imaginary line around the center of the world.
Globe A model of the Earth.
Longitude The imaginary lines running north and south that show east and west locations.
Ocean The largest bodies of water on earth.
Key/legend The part of the map that shows what the symbols mean.
Map Drawings that show part of the Earth
Political Map Shows states, countries, cities or manmade boundaries
Atlas A book of flat maps.
Sphere The world, an orange, a ball are examples of this shape
Poles Points on a globe that are farthest north and south.
Created by: ssims2