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Early Explorers

TermDefinition
map Navigational tool that helps navigate route of travel
astrolabe Tool used to find latitude based on the sun or north star
compass Tells sailors directions (N,S,W,E)
chronometer Keeps accurate time, helps find longitude
equator line that divides the northern and southern hemispheres
prime meridian Line that divides the western and eastern hemispheres
latitude Lines found on a map or globe that run parallel (W to E)
longitude Lines found on a map or globe that run vertical (N to S)
navigation Science of planning and following a route
expedition Trip taken with the goal of exploring
missionaries Religious teachers
isthmus Narrow strip of land connecting two larger areas of land
Northwest Passage Waterway in North America that connected the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean
Created by: esmith5