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Understanding Maps

US History

Globe A model of the Earth
Hemisphere How the Earth is divided up into halves running up into North and South as well as east and west.
Equator Divides the Earth into the Northern and Southern hemisphere
Prime Meridian Divides the Earth into Eastern and Western Hemispheres
Longitude Imaginary lines running vertically that measure the earth in degrees East and West
Latitude Imaginary lines running horizontally that measure the Earth from North and South
Cartographer A map maker
Index Part of a textbook that indicates where you can locate terms and names
Glossary Area of the book where you can find definitions
Table of Contents Area of the book where you can locate the pages of certain units and chapters
Units Areas of the book that group chapter together in a common subject
Chapter Area of a book that contains information about a specific subject
Observation A clear visual or audio clue that can lead to an inference
Inference A educated guess led from a clear observation
Primary Source A source of information coming from a first hand account
Secondary Source A source of information coming from a second hand source
Created by: johnnyharrod13