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geography quiz

HMS Ocelots 5 Themes of Geography

LOCATION Where a place is, its position on earth (ex. Longitude & Latitude)
Description of PLACE Explains the characteristics of a place
Human-Environment Interaction (H.E.I.) The way that people affect and are affected by the place where they live
MOVEMENT The way people, ideas, and goods get from place to place
REGION An area with common physical or cultural features that make it different from other areas
Geography The study of the earth and how humans live on it and use it
Prime Meridian The line of longitude marked 0 degrees from which geographers measure distance east and west
Equator The imaginary line that circles the earth half way between the North Pole and South Pole
Environment The surroundings in which people, animals and plants
Continent A large land mass
Hemisphere Dividing the earth into halves
Climate A description of a pattern of weather that an area has over a long period of time
Asia Largest Continent
Antarctica Southern most continent
Map Key Drawn on a map to show symbols for roads, cities, places of interest and elevation; includes maps' symbols with their explanations
Political Map A map showing important national boundaries, cities and capitals
Continents - Name them. North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Antarctica, and Australia
Oceans - Name them. Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, Arctic Ocean
Cardinal Directions - Name them. North, East, South, West
Intermediate Directions - Name them. Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest
Latitude Line of Latitude run EAST and WEST, but measure NORTH and SOUTH
Longitude Lines of Longitude run NORTH and SOUTH but measure EAST and WEST
Political Map A map showing mostly political divisions, such as national or state boundaries, important cities, and capitals
Physical Map A map that shows mostly the natural features of the earth, such as lakes, rivers, mountains, and deserts
Scale Relative size as shown on a map - An example = 1 inch = 100 miles
Compass A device showing the directions of the magnetic north that is used to find geographical direction (It could be used to set a ship on a course in bad, cloudy weather)
Country Large stretch of land; the land of a person's birth, residence, or citizenship
City A place in which people live that is larger or more important than a town
Created by: reneewrob