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Let's Explore Our World!
Transcript of Let's Explore Our World!
Review of Map Reading Skills
What is a globe?
is a picture used to represent a place or places on a map.
What are maps?
is a flat (two dimensional) description of a specific area of land.
is a sphere (three dimensional) on which a map of the earth is depicted.
is an imaginary line dividing the globe in half
, is an imaginary belt around the earth that divides the Earth into the northern and southern hemispheres.
, is an invisible line that cuts the globe in half from top to bottom, diving the Earth into the western and eastern hemispheres.
is a circular design on maps that indicates direction.
are the four basic points on a compass-
North, East, South, West
are the points of directions halfway between each pair of cardinal directions-
Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest
is a set of vertical and horizontal lines on a map that help the reader locate places.
is a place on a map.
is a table on a map or chart that explains the symbol used. A legend can also be called a
is one of seven large land masses on Earth.
CCS.SS.3.3.7. Geographic regions represent areas of Earth’s surface that have unifying characteristics.
CCS.SS.3.3.7a. Earth is comprised of continents, oceans, and other physical features, all of which help define distinct geographic regions around the world.
New York State Common Core Standards