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Unit 2, Quiz 2,

TermDefinition
equator an imaginary line that runs around the center of the earth, halfway between the north and south poles at 0 degrees longitude
latitiude parralel- imaginary lines on earth that run parallel to the equator
longitude meridian-imaginary lines that run from the north pole to the south pole of the earth at 0 degrees longitude
absolute location description of a place using grid cordinates
coordinates the latitude and longitude place on a map
ethnic having to with a group of people sharing the national orgins, language, or culture
prime meridian an imaginary line that runs from the north pole to the south pole of earth at 0 degrees longitude
geography the study of earth's natural features of the surface
who is Eratosthenes, when and where did he live, and what did he accomplish, and how did he go about doing this Eratosthenes was a mathmetician, librarian, and scientist, who discovered how many miles the earth was around the center. He lived in Cyrene or Libya, c. more than 2000 years ago. Eratothenes found out how many sections were in the earth, then he measured
who is Eratosthenes, when and where did he live, and what did he accomplish, and how did he go about doing this the distance between Alexandria and Syene
What does Geography mean and how does it relate to history? geography is the the study of earth's natural features of the surface. Geography helps us to understand what an area looked like and what people lived there at that time
Created by: cvaccaro