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Social Studies 7-11

Module 1 Test Review

Human Geography distribution of characteristics of today's people
Physical geography focuses on earth natural environment
Geography the study of the physical, biological, and cultural features of earth
Political Maps show borders, cities, countries, states, and locates places on earth
Physical Map shows natural features like mountains, rivers, bodies of water
Map Key shows colors or symbols that represents many kinds of features on a map
Map Scale measuring lines
Latitude North or south of the equator
Equator 0 line 90 degrees latitude
Longtitude Lines measuring east and west of the Prime Meridian
Prime Meridian 0 degrees longtitude; 0 degrees to 180 degrees
Compass Rose shows the locations of a map on earth
Hemisphere divides the earths sphere in half using Prime Meridian
Name the 7 Continents North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Antartica, and Africa
Name 4 Oceans Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, and Arctic
List the 4 Cardinal Directions North South East and West
Intermediate Directions Southwest, Southeast, Northwest and Northeast
Absolute location exact location of a place on earth global coordinates
Relative location the position of a place in relation to another place
Thematic maps shows a specific spatial, theme. or topic
Plateau large, flat area of land that is higher than the surrounding land
Valley a low place between mountains
Canyon a deep valley with steep sides often carved from the earth by a river
Strait a narrow body of water that connects two large bodies of water
Non renewable resources Resources that cannot be replaced ex. fossil fuel, oil coal gems gold silver
Renewable resources resources that can be replaced naturally ex. Water, air, trees, fish, soil
Natural Resources Coal, gems, water, air
Modifying the environment change to suit the environment to suit the needs of the people
Adapting to the environment changing your ways of doing things in response to physical characteristics of the place
Created by: jbcon149