study of earth and the ways people live and work on it
precise location of a place on the globe
divides Earth into 2 halves
latitude (or parrallel)
imaginary lines that are parallel to the equator and measure the distance north or south of the equator in degrees
imaginary line that runs through the center of the earth between north and south pole pointing toward the North Star
longitude (or meridian)
imaginary lines that run from pole to pole measuring distances from east to west
line of meridian that is the starting line and runs through the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England
International Date line
imaginary line at 180 degrees longitude
Places east of prime meridian
places west of prime meridian
lines of longitude and latitude that cross one another, forming a pattern called a grid-makes it possible to find places on the earth's surface
location of a place in relation to other places
people rely on each other for goods, services, and ideas near and far
way of life of people in different places
Where is the equator?
Where is the North pole?
90 N latitude
Where is the south pole?
90 S latitude
Where is the tropic of cancer?
23.5 N latitude
Where is the tropic of capricorn?
23.5 S latitude
Where is it? look on a map
what is it like there? land, water, weather, soil, plant/animal life
What is the relationship between people and their environment? Why do people pick certain places to live? jobs, weather
how are people and places connected? subways, train, taxis
method geographers use to divide areas of the world such as land type or plant and animal life
key or legend
explains symbols used on map
direction marker that shows cardinal directions
north south east west
certain measurement on a map represents a certain measurement on the earth's surface
shape of physical features of the earth's surface
differences in elevation, or height of land forms in a particular area
lines that connect all points on a map of the equal elevation
africa, asia, europe, north america, south america, australia, antartica
artic, indian, pacific, atlantic, southern