Map Skills and Geography Study Guide
Terms in this set (30)
Atlantic Coastal Plain
the flat stretch of land that borders the Atlantic ocean in the eastern U.S.
a vast grassland region of central north america east of the rocky mountain and extending into Canada.
Much of the area's is used for cattle and wheat ranching.
the large water way connecting the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean.
Gulf Of Mexico
the oval shaped body of water located to the west Florida
the lowest,driest,and the hottest valley in the U.S
the largest U.S desert that has no natural outlet to sea or ocean.Water within it evaporates
The large freshwater bodies of water on Canada and United States border.
The north-south line that divides the flow of water (water shed) between the Pacific Ocean and Atlantic Ocean.
A major mountain system of western North America extending from northwest Alaska to the state of New Mexico.
A mountian system of eastern North America extending from New Foundland to Central Alabama
The chief river of the United States extending from Minnesota to Gulf of Mexico.
A river formed in western Pennsylvania and flows western to Mississippi River
A North American river that borders the United State and Mexico and flow into the Gulf of Mexico.
The primary river of the American Southwest from Wyoming through Nevada and California.
River that flows from north to South through eastern New York.
Explains what symboles on a map represent.
lines of latitude
Lines that run east ot west horizontally.
0 degrees longitude that divides the earth into two halves from the north pole to the south pole.
A map indicates how boundaries, capital and major cities are divided.
Northeast, Southeast, Northwest, Southwest
lines of longitude
That run north to south vertically.
Half of the globe divided into northern and southern hemispheres by the equator.
North, East, South, West
The miniature ruler on a map that shows relative distance.
The line that divides the earth into two halves and runs east to west at zero degrees.
It has squares marked by letters and numbers along the top, bottom and sides that help you find places.
A map that illustrates features of an area such as river, lake , and mountains.
The latitude and longitude address of a place.
The book of maps and other information.
A model of the earth.