What landmark in Titusville tells us which way is east?
What part of the map tells you direction?
What imaginary line separates the earth into northern and southern hemispheres?
What line of longitude is 0 degrees east west and is the beginning of the timeline?
The Prime Meridian
What lines run from pole to pole?
lines of longitude
Lines of latitude are measured in
Lines of longitude are measured in
What type of map tells you the number of people living per square mile?
What part of the map tells you what the symbols on the map tell you?
Key or Legend
What lines tell you how far something is to the north or to the south?
How many degrees latitude are there between the North and South Poles?
What is the 0-degree latitude line called?
What is the 0-degree longitude line called?
The Prime Meridian
What is the significance of Greenwich, England?
The Prime Meridian runs through it. It is where the timeline begins
How many degrees are there to the east and west of the Prime Meridian?
The number of time zones on earth is equal to:
the number of hours in the day.
In which city does the sun rise first every morning?
If it is 6:00PM on the East Coast of the United States, what time is it on the West Coast?
What might happen if time zones didn't have jagged borders?
A single city might be split into two or more time zones
______ describes the average number of years people are expected to live in a certain area.
The number of women and men in age groups in an area's population can be shown on a ______.
Spatial organization is how what is arranged on earth?
land features, people, and human-made features are
arranged on Earth.
what is topical geography
is the physical characteristics of an area including mountains, bodies of water, natural resources, etc.
focuses on how regions and places are similar.
have boundaries that are made by governments. States, cities, and countries are formal regions.
are made based on a particular need. For example, your town may have voting regions.
Vernacular or perceptual region
is based on our perceptions or views of an area, such as what we think of when we talk about the Middle East Region.
What are the major gulfs in our country?
gulf of mexico, gulf of Alaska, gulf of California
The Ohio River flows from the ______ to the Mississippi River.
Name the five Great Lakes. Which major river do they feed into?
Lake Huron, Lake Ontario, Lake Michigan, Lake Erie, and Lake Superior. All of the lakes feed into the St. Lawrence River.
One of the largest bays in the world is the ______.
What is the Continental Divide?
line of ridges in the Rocky Mountains. It divides our continent in half.
The Appalachian Mountains are located in ...
eastern North America.
In the west there are the Rocky Mountains.
They are higher than the Appalachians.
The Great Plains is located where....
between the Appalachians and the Rockies.
Name the major vallies of North America.
Central Valley in California and the Willamette Valley in Oregon, and Death Valley in California.
Death Valley has an elevation of what...
282 feet below sea level. This valley is also the hottest.
Name three North American Deserts
Mojave Desert, Great Salt Lake Desert , Sonoran Desert