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Let's Explore Our World!

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Let's Explore Our World!
Review of Map Reading Skills
What is a globe?
Hemisphere
A
symbol
is a picture used to represent a place or places on a map.
What are maps?
A
map
is a flat (two dimensional) description of a specific area of land.
A
globe
is a sphere (three dimensional) on which a map of the earth is depicted.
A
hemisphere
is an imaginary line dividing the globe in half
The
equator
, is an imaginary belt around the earth that divides the Earth into the northern and southern hemispheres.
The
prime meridian
, is an invisible line that cuts the globe in half from top to bottom, diving the Earth into the western and eastern hemispheres.
Compass rose
A
compass rose
is a circular design on maps that indicates direction.
Cardinal directions
are the four basic points on a compass-
North, East, South, West
Ordinal directions
are the points of directions halfway between each pair of cardinal directions-
Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest
A
grid
is a set of vertical and horizontal lines on a map that help the reader locate places.
A
location
is a place on a map.
A
legend
is a table on a map or chart that explains the symbol used. A legend can also be called a
map key
.
A
continent
is one of seven large land masses on Earth.
Emma Charlton
EDUC 253-02

3rd Grade
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
March 2015
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