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BellaireGeo unit 1

Bellaire Geography unit 1

geography the study of the Earth
latitude East-west circles around the globe also called parallels
Parallel East west lines that never meet also called latitude
Degrees circles that divide the globe into units
Equator a parallel that divides the globe into north south hemispheres
Longitude lines that circle the globe north to south
Meridian lines of longitude
Prime Meridian line at 0 degrees longitude that divides the earth into east and west circles
Plain a region of flat land and not many trees with gently rolling hills
What are the two questions geographers ask when they study the Earth? 1. Where are things located 2. Why are they there
What are the 5 themes of geography?? Location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, and regions
globe a round ball like the Earth itself
scale size of something
distortion change in the accuracy of a shape and distances
projection a method of putting a map of Earth onto a flat piece of paper
Compass rose the model or symbol that tell you the direction North; a model of a compass
cardinal direction North, South, East, West
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