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Social Studies 0014

Map Knowledge and Skills

Map a visual representation of a particular area
limitations to using maps they cannot accurately represent a sphere on a flat surface without distorting the distance, size, direction and shape of water and land forms
climate map displays weather and typical climactic conditions of the region
conformal map present land masses and the retention of popular shapes, but they are often distorted
equal area map shows land areas with relatively popular sizes; however, distortion can occur
factbook maps examines the actual facts of events or activities in certain regions of specific places example: life expectancy rates, energy consumption
historical map illustrates the people of that area and population example trade routes, religion
mental map a sketch in a person's mind in this constructed mentally without any particular references; demonstrates what a person knows about locations and characteristics of places
physical map reveals that features of actual geographical surfaces, like mountains or rivers, in the underlying geological structures, such as rocks or fault lines
outline map shows some geographic features but does not include others
political map demonstrates government boundaries and territorial borders for major countries, states, territories, provinces and so on
topographical map exhibit a three-dimensional variation in the topography of land and water areas
thematic map demonstrates the location of specific ideas or distributions example: population of children, languages of the world, and times zones
Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia the seven continents in order by size
Pacific Atlantic Arctic Indian and Southern oceans the five major oceans in order by size
Bays San Francisco Bay United States bay of pigs Cuba Hudson Bay Canada Bay of Banderas Mexico Chesapeake Bay United States Bay of Bengal India
Capes Cape of good Hope Cape Cod Cape Morris jessu
canals Panama Canal central America Suez Canal grand Canal of China
canyons Grand Canyon Arizona Waimea Canyon Kauai Chaco Canyon New Mexico Bryce Canyon Utah Zion Canyon Utah Copper Canyon Mexico Hells Canyon Idaho
canyons Canyon de Chelley Arizona Yarlung Tsangpo China Cotahuasi Africa Black Canyon Colorado cheddar George England
gulfs Persian Gulf Saudi Arabia and Iran Arabian golf golf of California United States golf of Mexico United States and Mexico Gulf of Aden between Red Sea and Arabian Sea
islands Greenland Great Britain New Zealand Aleutian Islands Alaska Hawaiian islands Philippine islands 7100 islands Venice Italy built on 118 islands Caribbean islands Falkland Islands British islands Japan Azores
lakes great salt lake Utah the Great Lakes United States Caspian Sea Iran Victoria Lake Africa Tangan Yika East Africa
mountain ranges Kangchenjunga, Rockies, Alps, Mount Everest,Sierra Nevada, Appalachian, K-two, Mount McKinley, Matterhorn, Mount Cook, Kilimanjaro, Cascades Mt. Rainier
peninsulas Florida, Italy, Panama, Baja
Seas Arabian Sea, Black Sea, coral see, Greenland Sea, Red Sea, Sea of Japan, Tasman Sea
waterfalls Niagara Falls United States and Canada, Angel falls Venezuela, bearing false Australia, Victorian balls Africa, Yosemite Falls United States
anthropologist a person who studies the history of people such as culture and language example: bones
cartographer a person who studies the science or practice of map drawing
geographer a person who studies land formations and the earth's composition
meteorologist a person who studies climates and the effects on the earth
sociologist person who studies the behaviors of people and how they impact the world
typographer a person who designs described and developed maps
regions cultural groupings not dependent upon government or political rule, formed by a common history and geography as well as she by economics literature and folklore.
New England region Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
mid Atlantic region Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania
the South region Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
the Midwest region Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin,
the Southwest region Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas,
the Western region Alaska, Colorado, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, or gone, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
Archipelago a chain or group of islands in a sea or ocean
atoll a ring or partial ring of coral that forms an island in the sea or ocean
bluff a cliff
Butte high isolated black rock or he'll with steep sides formed by the impact of tectonic plates
Canyon deep valley curbed by a river with very steep sides includes a deep gorge with a running stream or river
cape a narrow pointed piece of land that juts out from a coastline into a body of water
Cave a large hole or hollow in the ground or side Of a mountain
cliff A steep face of rock and soil
cavern a cave especially large and dark
col a mountain pass; a depression in the Summit line of a chain of mountains
Continent a large mass of land, of which there are seven that covers a specific area of the Earth's surface
Delta silt, sand, and rock which is low watery land formed at the mouth of a river and often shaped like a triangle
desert a watery dry bearing area with little to no rainfall, mostly sand covered
dunes a hill or ridge made of sand and shaped by wind
Equator an imaginary circle around the Earth halfway between the poles that divided North and South Hemisphere
hill a raised area or mound of land smaller than a mountain
Island a small area of land surrounded on all sides by water
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