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4th Geography Fk1

CCS 4th grade geography

map scale a type of ruler that helps you measure distance on a map
legend/key a table or list that explains symbols appearing on a map
compass rose a symbol or set of arrows on a map that show north, south, east, and west
cardinal directions one of the four main directions on a compass; north, south, east, and west
intermediate directions the directions halfway between cardinal directions; northeast, southeast, southwest, northwest
geographic grid the intersection pattern formed by lines of longitude and latitude
degree a measure of distance
latitude distance, measured in degrees, north or south of the Equator
longitude distance, measured in degrees, east or west of the Prime Meridian
coordinates a set of numbers that help identify a specific place on a globe or map
Equator the line of latitude drawn at the half-way point between the North Pole and the South Pole
Prime Meridian the line of longitude drawn from the North Pole to the South Pole at 0
International Date Line the line of longitude drawn from the North Pole to the South Pole at 180 degrees that designates the beginning of a new day west of the line
time zones 24 regions of the world each one hour apart
hemispheres half of the earth divided by either the Prime Meridian (eastern, western) or Equator (northern, southern)
Created by: ekahl5