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part 2 6th grade social studies

omg 6th grade social studies is so different from fifth grade social studies.
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Cartographer
one who designs or makes maps
Equator
invisible line, seperates the North and South hemispheres of the earth
Globe
a sphere on which a map (especially of the earth) is represented
Latitude
the invisible lines that run parrellel to the equator and help determine degrees example- equator-0 _________- 53
Longitude
the invisible lines that run parrellel to the Prime meridian and help determine degrees example- prime meridian-0 ___________-79
Prime meridian
invisible line, seperates the east and west hemispheres of the earth
Key
explains the lines, symbols, and colors used on a map
Legend
a table on a map explaining what symbols are used and what for
Cardinal directions
main directions- North, East, South, West
non-cardinal directions- North-East, South-West
Scale
reduced numbers on a map that show distance
Absolute location
a specific number, longitute and latitude, to give an exact location
Relative location
a place in relationship to another place
tropic of cancer
23½°N
tropic of capricorn
23½°S