Test Guide Unit 1 Part 1--Nature and Purpose of Geography

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Test prep for Unit 1 Test

Geography

Study of the earth's human and physical characteristics

Human Geography

Study of the earth's human (cultural) characteristics

Physical Geography

Study of the earth's physical (natural or environmental) characteristics

Class Rule

Students will solve their own problems (with the guidance of the teacher)

Cornell Notetaking

Notetaking strategy using a larger margin to summarize key ideas

Benefit of Cornell Notetaking

Saves you time because you only need to read over your notes once

Location

Theme describing where something is on the planet

Place

Theme describing the unique characteristics of an area

Region

Theme describing how different areas are unified by a shared common characteristic

Human-Environment Interaction

Theme describing how humans affect, and are affected by, their natural environment

Movement

Theme describing how and why people, goods, ideas, etc. move

Benefits of Using Maps

Shows the whole earth at once, and can show a variety of topics at a variety of scales

Benefits of Using Globes

Accurately represent the sizes, shapes, distances, and directions of the earth

Scale

Shows the relationship between distance on a map and distance in the real world

Title

Tells you what the map is about

Latitude

Lines that measure how far north or south something is from the Equator

Longitude

Lines that measure how far east or west something is from the Prime Meridian

Topographic map

Reference map that shows elevation

Cartogram

Thematic map that uses distortion to tell a story

Remote Sensing

Aerial photography and satellite images of the earth

GIS

Computer-based mapping system

Geographic Question

"Where will Mr. Hoffman be when he makes fun of my low test score on Wednesday?"

Tropic of Capricorn

Line of latitude at 23.5 degrees South

Tropic of Cancer

Line of latitude at 23.5 degrees North

Equator

0 degrees latitude

Prime Meridian

0 degrees longitude

70 percent

How much are tests worth to your semester grade?

80 percent

How much is late work worth?

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