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Test Guide Unit 1 Part 1--Nature and Purpose of Geography

Test prep for Unit 1 Test
STUDY
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Geography
Study of the earth's human and physical characteristics
Human Geography
Study of the earth's human (cultural) characteristics
Physical Geography
Study of the earth's physical (natural or environmental) characteristics
Class Rule
Students will solve their own problems (with the guidance of the teacher)
Cornell Notetaking
Notetaking strategy using a larger margin to summarize key ideas
Benefit of Cornell Notetaking
Saves you time because you only need to read over your notes once
Location
Theme describing where something is on the planet
Place
Theme describing the unique characteristics of an area
Region
Theme describing how different areas are unified by a shared common characteristic
Human-Environment Interaction
Theme describing how humans affect, and are affected by, their natural environment
Movement
Theme describing how and why people, goods, ideas, etc. move
Benefits of Using Maps
Shows the whole earth at once, and can show a variety of topics at a variety of scales
Benefits of Using Globes
Accurately represent the sizes, shapes, distances, and directions of the earth
Scale
Shows the relationship between distance on a map and distance in the real world
Title
Tells you what the map is about
Latitude
Lines that measure how far north or south something is from the Equator
Longitude
Lines that measure how far east or west something is from the Prime Meridian
Topographic map
Reference map that shows elevation
Cartogram
Thematic map that uses distortion to tell a story
Remote Sensing
Aerial photography and satellite images of the earth
GIS
Computer-based mapping system
Geographic Question
"Where will Mr. Hoffman be when he makes fun of my low test score on Wednesday?"
Tropic of Capricorn
Line of latitude at 23.5 degrees South
Tropic of Cancer
Line of latitude at 23.5 degrees North
Equator
0 degrees latitude
Prime Meridian
0 degrees longitude
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