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# Geography Unit

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TermDefinition
Absolute Location Its exact location on the earth
Relative Location Its location in relation to other places
Place Every ______ has its own personality and character.
Human-Environment Interaction: People interact with their environment in many ways. They use land to grow food and local materials to build houses. At the same time, a place’s environment influences how people live.
Movement The world is constantly changing, and places are affected by the movement of people, goods, ideas, and physical forces.
Regoin A ______ is an area that has one or more features that make it different from surrounding areas. A desert, a country, and a coastal area are all regions.
Be able to identify and label the 7 continents, 5 oceans, Prime Meridian, and the Equator See question 2
Define Lines of Latitude (parallels) They run horizontally and they are measured as a distance north or south from the equator at 0 degrees. You can find their measurements on the side of the map.
Define Lines of Longitude (meridians) They run vertically and they are measured as a distance east or west from the Prime meridian at 0 degrees. You can find their measurements at the top or bottom of the map.
Factors that impact a location’s climate: Features environment Landforms
Boxing The compass Cardinal Directions: North, South, East, West Primary Intercardinal Directions: Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, Southwest Secondary Intercardinal Directions: NNW, WNW, WSW, SSW, SSE, ESE, ENE, NNE
Steps for using the scale on a map to estimate distance & setting up equivalent fractions. (relative location) Determine your scale on the map Measure the distance between two points 3. Set up your fractions (watch your units) 4. DO ALL THE MATH
Steps for finding and expressing a location’s absolute location Set up your fraction Divide 2.5 with the miles they are away from each other Multiply what you got from step 2 with 400
Steps for finding and expressing a location’s relative location Find how many miles apart they are Find out which direction it is going/ coming from
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