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4th grade maps

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Equator
0 degrees (between the North and South Pole
Latitude
an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
Longitude
distance east or west on the earth's surface, measured in degrees from a certain meridian (line from the North to the South Pole).
Hemisphere
half of a sphere... Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western
Prime Meridian
line of the global grid running from the North Pole to the South Pole through Greenwich, England; starting point for measuring degrees of east and west longitude
2 Continents in Western Hemisphere
North america, South America
5 Continents in Eastern hemisphere
Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, Antartica
longitude lines
get closer together towards the poles
lines of latitude
parallel
Global Address
The specific location where a line of latitude and a line of longitude cross
grid system
lines of latitude and longitude that are used to locate specific points on a globe
sphere
3D round shape (earth)
model
copy of something often smaller
legend
a key, part of map that shows title and explains its symbols
symbol
a design that represents something else
scale
relationship between an actual distance on the Earth and that on the map
continent
one of the seven largest lands on Earth
ocean
one of the five largest bodies of water on Earth
Cardinal Directions
North, South, East, West
map
special drawing of a place as seen from directly above
globe
model of the earth that is spherical, more acurate than a map
compass rose
the symbol on a map that shows direction`
international boundary line
shows where one country ends and another begins