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Very Large areas of land on Earth.


An imaginary line around the middle of the Earth located at 0 degrees latitude.

Lines of latitude

Map lines used to locate places north and south of the Equator.

The equator is a line of


Lines of Longitude

Map lines that go from the north pole to the south pole. Lines of longitude locate place east and west of the prime meridian.

Prime Meridian

The line of longitude at 0 degrees - used to locate places on a map to the east and west.

Physical Map

A map that shows the natural features of the Earth or part of the Earth; rivers, mountains, canyons, plains, deserts, plateaus etc.

Political Map

A map that shows man made features of the Earth or part of the Earth: boundaries between countries, cities, towns, etc

A map with a key showing rainfall - would be used on a political or a physical map?

Physical Map

A map showing the different highways and streets on Mercer Island would be called a physical or a political map?

Political Map

A region is defined by

Climate, agriculture, industry, geography, location,

If you wanted to live where you could snow ski every day, what kind of region would you want to live in?


Name the continents


Name the oceans


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