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Test Guide Unit 1 Part 1--Nature and Purpose of Geography
Test prep for Unit 1 Test
Study of the earth's human and physical characteristics
Study of the earth's human (cultural) characteristics
Study of the earth's physical (natural or environmental) characteristics
Students will solve their own problems (with the guidance of the teacher)
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
Theme describing where something is on the planet
Theme describing the unique characteristics of an area
Theme describing how different areas are unified by a shared common characteristic
Theme describing how humans affect, and are affected by, their natural environment
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
Shows the relationship between distance on a map and distance in the real world
Tells you what the map is about
Lines that measure how far north or south something is from the Equator
Lines that measure how far east or west something is from the Prime Meridian
Reference map that shows elevation
Thematic map that uses distortion to tell a story
Aerial photography and satellite images of the earth
Computer-based mapping system
"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
0 degrees latitude
0 degrees longitude
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