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the study of the Earth


picture that shows the location of something

physical map

shows us what the land (landform) looks like


lines that run East and West around the globe


lines that run North and South around the globe


an imaginary latitude line that divides the Earth in half

Prime Meridian

an imaginary longitude line that divides the Earth in half

map key

a box that tells what the symbols on a map stand for

compass rose

the symbol on a map that shows where the directions N,S,E, and W are


one of the 7 main land areas on Earth


story of what has happened in a place


where something is found

political map

shows us the name of countries in a Continent


a large body of salt water


round model of the Earth (best way to show what the Earth looks like)


half of a sphere

Cardinal directions

the 4 directions of N,S,E and W

7 Continents

Africa, Asia, Australia, Antarctica, North America, South America, Europe

4 major oceans of the world

Atlantic, Arctic, Pacific, Indian

distance scale

used to measure the distance between 2 places on a map

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