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Lesson 1-Studying Geography

hemisphere a "half-sphere"; used to refer to one-half of the globe when divided into North and South or East and West
lines of latitude or parallels imaginary lines that circle the Earth parallel to the Equator
lines of longitude or meridian imaginary lines that circle the Earth from Pole to Pole, measuring the distance east or west of the Prime Meridian
projection a way of showing the round Earth on a flat map
distort to twist out of shape or change the size of
theme a topic that is studied or a special quality that connects an idea
5 Themes of Geography 1-Location, 2-Place, 3- Human-Environment Interaction, 4-Movement, and 5-Regions
Physical Map a map that shows land and water features
Political Map a map that shows the names and borders countries
special-purpose map a map that shows themes or patterns such as climate, natural resources, or population
scale a measuring line that shows the distances on a map
cardinal directions North, South, East, and West
symbol a sign or image that stands for something else
cloropleth a special purpose map that uses color to show population density
migration the movement of people from one place to settle in another place
culture the set of beliefs, behaviors, and traits shared by a group of people
grid a set of intersecting lines
global grid Lines of latitude and longitude cross to locate any place on Earth
degrees The measurement of distance between parallel lines which are always the same distance apart and never meet
Created by: andrewburke2



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