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LAH Geography and Map Skills

Define Geography The study of the Earth
List the five themes of geography Location Place,Regions, Movement, Human-Environment Interactions
Location Where something is on Earth
Place the location of something
Regions areas on Earth with features that make them different from other areas
Movement how ideas and products get from place to place….Television, radio, computers, telephones, and transportation
Human-Environment Interactions- how humans affect the environment Such as litter, air pollution and how the environment affects humans- Such as climate, hurricanes, tornadoes
Name the 5 regions of the United States Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, Mid-west,and West
Physical Features natural resources or landforms found in a place: mountains, rivers, forest
Human Features features built by humans, such as Buildings, roads, farms, bridges
Define Culture peoples way of life
Define Heritage a culture that comes from the past and continues today
Give an example of a Primary Source records made by people who took part Or saw an event: diaries, photographs, artifacts
Give an example of a Secondary Source a record of an event by someone Was not at an event at the time it happened
Absolute Location the exact location on Earth….the use of longitude and latitude lines
Relative Location the location of something in relation to some other place
Map Scale compares the distance on a map to the distance of the real world
Inset Map a smaller map inside a larger map
Locator a picture of a globe which shows where the main map is located within the state, country, or continent
Map Key explains what the symbols are the map stand for
Grid System pattern of squares formed by the lines of latitude and longitude
Lines of Latitude the east and west lines on a map called parallels
Lines of Longitude North and south lines on a map called Meridians
Equator the parallel marked 0 degrees divides the northern and southern hemispheres
Prime Meridian the meridian marked 0 degrees divides the western and eastern hemispheres
Created by: NoelleBordelon