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MAP Skills

Social Studies SOL 3.5

How many continents are there? SEVEN
How many oceans are there? 5
What does the equator and prime meridian do? divide the globe into four hemispheres
What are the four hemispheres? Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western
What tool do we use to locate places? A simple letter-number grid system on maps
How does the equator split the world? NORTH AND SOUTH
How does the prime meridian split the world? EASTERN AND WESTERN
What is a hemisphere? Half of a sphere (globe
How do you create a hemisphere? the prime meridian or the equator
What is the equator? An imaginary line around the middle of the Earth that divides it into the Northern and Southern Hemispheres
What is the prime meridian? An imaginary line that divides the Earth into the Eastern and Western Hemispheres
What is a region? Places that have common characteristics
What are the 7 continents? North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, Antarctica
What are the 5 oceans? , Atlantic, Indian, Pacific, and Southern
Which countries are found in EUROPE continent? England, France, and Spain
Where is the United States located? continent of North America
Where is city of San Salvador? BAHAMAS
Where is city of St. Augustine? FLORIDA (in USA)
Where is city of Quebec? CANADA (above USA)
Where is city of Jamestown? VIRGINIA
How do we know APPROXIMATE location of a place? The letter (on the left) and number (at the bottom) coordinates of a grid system (A3, B2)
What are the parts of a MAP? MAP TITLE, MAP LEGEND, COMPASS ROSE
What is found in a map legend or KEY? symbols and words
What is a symbol in a map legend? a picture
What is a compass rose? has cardinal directions (north, south, west, and east) and INTERMEDIATE directions (NW, SW, SW, SE)
Created by: ccyndimolina