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6th Grade Geography Vocabulary
Understanding basic vocabulary as it relates to geography
north, south, east, west
numbers measured in degrees and minutes that pinpoint locations on earth using latitude and longitude
map projection based on a cylinder representation that is shown flat on a map
the height of particular locations on a map; measured "above sea level"
the imaginary line that goes around the widest part of the earth in the center and is always closest to the sun
intersection of longitude and latitude lines
half of the globe; either north and south OR east and west
geography theme that describes how and why people interact with their environment
northeast, northwest, southeast, southwest
the imaginary east-west parallel lines on a globe which measure the globe north and south of the Equator
key for a map that shows what symbols, colors, etc. stand for
geography theme that describes where something is
the imaginary north-south lines that measure distance east and west of the prime meridian
various ways the earth is represented in a 2-dimensional flat plain
geography theme that describes how and why people and things move
shows land-forms such as mountains, rivers, seas
geography theme that describes the feature that makes the site unique
shows major countries, cities, etc.
the imaginary line that runs through Greenwich, England and represents zero degrees longitude
geography theme that describes areas that share common characteristics
key on a map that shows true distances by comparing to a relative size/distance on a map
map projection based on a cone placed over the globe