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Latitude & Longitude

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geography
the study of the people and places of Earth
environment
all the surroundings and conditions that affect living things
region
an area that is defined by certain features
hemisphere
one half of Earth's surface
latitude
show how far north or south of the equator a place is
longitude
show how far east or west of the prime meridian a place is
Equator
0 degrees latitude
Prime Meridian
0 degrees longitude
North Pole
90 degrees north latitude
South Pole
90 degrees south latitude
Geography is important because...
we need to know how our environment affects us and how we affect our environment.
Geographers describe and explain...
where it is, why it's there and what it's like there.
What are the 7 continents?
Asia, Africa, Antarctica, Australia, North America, South America, Europe
What are the 4 oceans?
Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic
What are the 4 hemispheres that divide the Earth?
Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western Hemispheres
Which hemispheres divide the equator?
Northern & Southern Hemispheres
Which hemispheres divide the Prime Meridian?
Eastern & Western Hemispheres