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Map terms

Map skills

map scale the relationship between distance on a map and the real distance on Earth
region the area of land sharing common characteristics and natural resources
cardinal directions the 4 main directions on a map or globe (N,S,E,W)
intermediate directions the directions located between the main directions on a map or globe (NW,SW,NE,SE)
border agreed upon boundary line separating 2 or more areas of land
compass rose a small graphic on a map showing intermediate and cardinal directions
relative direction the description of a place in relation to another point or place
primary source a description of an event from someone who was there to experience it. First hand account
secondary source a description of an event based on research or told by someone who was NOT there to see it. Second hand account.
primary source first hand account
secondary source second hand account
Created by: s.p.