6th SS ch. 1 study guide
the distance north or south of the equator
the distance east or west of the Prime Meridian
half of the Earth
East, West, North and South
study of the Earth
a line of latitude (another name for it)
a line of longitude (another name for it)
loss of accuracy
a way to map Earth on a flat surface
a diagram of a compass showing direction
the section of a map that explains the symbols and colors on the map
Name the 5 themes of geography
location, regions, place, movement, and human-evironment interaction
explains how people affect their environment
explains how people, goods, and ideas move from one place to another
includes the human and physical features of a specific location
is used to group places that have something in common
explains how geographers begin to study a place
Name 2 basic questions geographers try to answer.
Where are things located? Why are they there?
Do we live in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere?
Do we live in the Eastern or Western Hemisphere?
Do we live in South America or North America?
Lines that run north and south but measure distances east and west are called
Lines that run north and south but measure distances east and west are called longitude lines
Latitude and longitude lines measure in units called