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Geography

6th grade social studies

TermDefinition
cartographer map maker
diagram representation of something in graphic form
environment the natural world in a particular geographic area
geographic relating to the natural features, population, characteristics of a region
globe a round object with a map of the world; three dimensional representation of the world
satellite image images of earth collected by satellites in space
spatial perspective: study of where things happen - studies physical locations to determine how people live on the surface of the Earth
absolute location: the exact position of a place on the Earth; usually expressed by a grid (latitude and longitude)
coordinate points: set of numbers that determines the location of a point in space, expressed in latitude and longitude degrees
equator line of latitude that stretches around the middle of the Earth
latitude imaginary horizontal lines that run across the Earth; sometimes called parallels since they run parallel to each other
longitude imaginary lines that run north and south on a map of globe from the North Pole to the South Pole; not parallel (meet at the Poles) parallel: line of latitude; extending in the same direction, equally distant at all points
Prime Meridian line of longitude that divides the world into Eastern and Western Hemispheres
climate: long-term trends in weather and conditions in the atmosphere of an area
criteria standards used to judge or evaluate something
cultural region area in which people share common cultural characteristics such as language, history, or religious beliefs, landform shape, form, or nature of physical features of the Earth's surface
physical region area that shares the same physical characteristics, such as landforms, climate, plant or animal life
population total number of persons living in a country, city, or any district or area
region area with similar characteristics that make it distinct from other areas; places within a region are more alike than places outside the region
Created by: The_Legion1111