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omg 6th grade social studies is so different from fifth grade social studies.


one who designs or makes maps


invisible line, seperates the North and South hemispheres of the earth


a sphere on which a map (especially of the earth) is represented


the invisible lines that run parrellel to the equator and help determine degrees example- equator-0 _________- 53


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


explains the lines, symbols, and colors used on a map


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


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


tropic of capricorn


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