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5th grade Geography words
Words from the Houghton Mifflin 5th grade SS book.
large land masses
imaginary line that runs west and east on the globe
imaginary line that runs north and south on the globe
tells the subject or kind of map you are reading
shows cities, states, and countries
shows kinds of land and bodies of water
shows parts of the world as they were in the past
explains the symbols on a map
a smaller map within in a larger one
a small globe or map that shows where the place on the main map is located within a larger area
compares distance on a map to distance on Earth
north, south, east, west
directions between the cardinal directions (ex. northwest, southeast)
a pattern of squares that help you identify places on a map
lines of latitude
run east and west on a map and measure distance north and south of the Equator
lines of longitude
run north and south on a map and measure the distance east and west from the Prime Meridian
the use of latitude and longitude to show the location of a place.
the use of cardinal and intermediate directions to show the location of a place.