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Geography Handbook Test Review

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Location
Where something is
Regions
Places grouped by one or more common characteristics (plural)
Place
A geographic location that may describe physical or human characteristics
Geography
The earth's land, water, plant/animal life, its places, people and the environment
Equator
An imaginary line that encircles the earth like a belt
Hemisphere
One-half of the globe
Northern
Everything north of the Equator is in the_______hemisphere
Latitude
Locations north or south of the Equator measured by imaginary lines
Longitude
Locations east or west of the Prime Meridian measured by imaginary lines
Prime Meridian
It is located at zero degrees longitude and runs through Greenwich, England (2 terms)
Absolute location
The exact position of a place on the earth's surface (2 terms)
Globe
A round scale model of the earth
Map
A flat drawing of all or part of the earth's surface
Map key
Code that explains lines, symbols etc. on a map (2 terms)
Scale bar
A divided line showing map scale (2 terms)
Compass rose
Shows cardinal directions: N,S,E,W (2 terms)
Elevation
Height above sea level
Physical map
This map shows landforms and water features (2 terms)
Political map
This map shows names and boundaries of countries (2 terms)
Bar graph
Graph that uses bars or wide lines (2 terms)
Line graph
Graph that shows changes over time (2 terms)
Circle graph
Graph that shows the whole of something divided into parts (2 terms)
Pictograph
Graph in which symbols represent quantities
Climograph
Combination of a bar and line graph showing temperature and precipitation
5 themes of geography
Human/environment interaction, location, movement, place, region (alphabetical & 4 terms)
6 essential elements of geography
Environment & society, human systems, physical systems, places & regions, uses of geography, world in spatial terms or location (alphabetical & 5 terms)