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S.S Words

These are uses for the first test for NCMS Social Studies.

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Geography the study of the physical features of the earth and its atmosphere, and of human activity as it affects and is affected by these, including the distribution of populations and resources, land use, and industries.
Line of latitude Latitude is an angle (defined below) which ranges from 0° at the Equator to 90° (North or South) at the poles
Parallel (of lines, planes, surfaces, or objects) side by side and having the same distance continuously between them.
Degree the amount, level, or extent to which something happens or is present
Equator an imaginary line drawn around the earth equally distant from both poles, dividing the earth into northern and southern hemispheres and constituting the parallel of latitude 0°
Line of longitude Longitude is the measurement east or west of the prime meridian. Longitude is measured by imaginary lines that run around the Earth vertically (up and down) and meet at the North and South Poles
Meridian a circle of constant longitude passing through a given place on the earth's surface and the terrestrial poles.
Prime Meridian the earth's zero of longitude, which by convention passes through Greenwich, England.
Map title The title tells what a map shows. A map's title gives us our first clue about its content.
Locator a device or system for locating something, typically by means of radio signals
Map scale Map scale refers to the relationship (or ratio) between distance on a map and the corresponding distance on the ground
Compass rose a circle showing the principal directions printed on a map or char
Cardinal direction The four cardinal directions or cardinal points are the directions of north, east, south, and west, commonly denoted by their initials: N, E, S, W
Map key Map Key or Legend. A map key or legend is included with a map to unlock it. It gives you the information needed for the map to make sense
Intermediate directions North, south, east, and west are the only true directions. The directions on the compass that are halfway between these cardinal points are called northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest. These in-between points are called intermediate directions
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