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Funkhouser SS 1.1

Mr. Funkhouser's World History Vocabulary, Unit 1 List 1

Absolute Location exact location of a place on the Earth described by global coordinates
Equator imaginary line that runs around the Earth halfway between the North and South Poles; used as the starting point to measure degrees of north and south latitude
Hemisphere half spheres of the Earth
Latitude distance north or south of the Equator, measured in degrees
Longitude distance east or west of the Prime Meridian, measured in degrees
Physical Map map that calls out landforms, water features and/or elevation
Political Map map that shows the names and boundaries of countries, the location of cities and other human-made features of a place, and often identify major physical features
Prime Meridian line of the global grid running from the North Pole to the South Pole through Greenwich, England; starting point for measuring degrees of east and west longitude
Projection way of showing the Earth on a flat piece of paper
Scale a measuring line that helps you figure distance on a map
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