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Map vocabulary 5236

Social Stuidies

TermDefinition
Globe scale model of the Earth
grid the intersection of the imaginary lines helps us find places on Earth
Latitude imaginary lines on earth that run east to west but measure north and south
equator imaginary line that circles the globe halfway between the North and South poles
degrees latitude measures the distance from equator in degrees. Symbol-o.
longitude imaginary lines that run north to south but measure east and west on the Earth
Prime Meridian an imaginary line that runs through Greenwich England and measures at 0 degrees longitude
continents our planet`s land surface is divided into seven large landmasses
islands landmasses smaller than continents and completely surrounded by water
title subject of the map
compass rose has arrows that point to all four principal directions
scale gives distances in miles and kilometers
legend explains what the symbols on the map mean
human environment interaction the way people interact with the evironment
movement the world is changing and places are affected by the changing of people, goods, ideas, and physical forces
region area with 1 or more features that make it different from surrounding areas
Created by: ali_Geautreaux