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the study of places and the relationships between people and their environment
the exact spot on Earth where something is located... given using latitude and longitude
location that describes where something is in relation to the features around it
located at 0 degrees latitude and divides the Earth into North and South hemispheres
located at 0 degrees longitude and divides the Earth into East and West hemispheres
lines of _______________ are called parallels and they run east to west but measure distance north or south of the equator
lines of ________________ are called meridians and they run north to south but measure distance east or west of the prime meridian
the earth is divided into large land masses called ________________
a person who draws a map or creates a map
the Earth is divided into 4 __________________________ where the Prime Meridian and Equator intersect
large areas of land divided by common characteristics
the continent located in green is _______________________
the continent in red is ______________________
the yellow continent is _________________________
the orange continent is ___________________________
the pink continent is ______________________________
Statue of Liberty
the American symbol that stands for the seven continents and seven seas....given as a gift from FRANCE
this type of map shows BOUNDARIES or borders between states, countries, and even cities
this type of map shows physical features or landforms
a person that moves from one country to live in another country
four main points on a compass rose... North, South, East, West
directions that fall between the cardinal directions.... Northwest, Southwest, Northeast, Southeast
found on a map...shows cardinal directions
found on a map that helps viewers understand the symbols used on the map
a picture that stands for something real
people, plants, and animals make up all our surroundings and are called the ________________________
lines of latitude
lines of longitude
The Southwest region of the United States often under goes long periods of time without rainfall. Therefore, they have to depend on technology such as ________________ for much of the water needed in their region.
Most all major or important cities in Kentucky, other states, and the world are located near _______________.
Which mountain range is located in the Eastern part of the United States?
What is the major mountain range located in the Western part of the United States?
The longest and largest river in the United States (North America) is the ____________________.
A land mass that is surrounded by water on three sides is a/an _________________. Florida is an example of this landform.
West, Midwest, Southwest, Southeast, Northeast
List the five regions of the United States.
You live in the _____________ region of the United States.
strip mining, digging wells, building dams, building houses, crop rotation, cutting down trees
List three examples of modifying the environment.
Name the continent that you live on.
d. Seeking a vacation place
Those individuals who leave one country to go live and make their home in another country are called immigrants. Which of the following is NOT a significant reason that immigrants come to the United States?
a. Escaping natural disasters and persecution
b. Better jobs and better education
c. Seeking religious freedoms and rights
d. Seeking a vacation place
The largest continent in the world is _______________.
Using this grid, what building is found in C1?
a map that shows the crops, goods, or products in different states or countries.
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