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FRA 3rd Oursler -SS Chapter 1

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Geography
the study of the Earth
map
picture that shows the location of something
physical map
shows us what the land (landform) looks like
latitude
lines that run East and West around the globe
longitude
lines that run North and South around the globe
Equator
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
Continent
one of the 7 main land areas on Earth
History
story of what has happened in a place
location
where something is found
political map
shows us the name of countries in a Continent
ocean
a large body of salt water
globe
round model of the Earth (best way to show what the Earth looks like)
hemisphere
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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