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St. Henry-Ms. Biga

north america, south america, europe, asia, africa, australia, antarctica

Name the 7 contintents

pacific ocean, indian ocean, atlantic ocean, arctic ocean

Name the four oceans


a model of the earth


one of the seven bodies of land


a flat drawing of the earth


one of the four bery large bodies of water

cardinal directions

north, south, east, west

intermediate directions

northeast, southeast, northwest, southwest

compass rose

a figure that shows directions on a map


anything that stands for something else (on maps, symbols stand for real items/things)

Map key

the small box on a map that contains and explains symbols on the map.

The poles tell which directions are north and south

Why is knowing where the poles are located helpful in studying a globe?

a globe is round; it is a more accurate model of the Earth as the Earth is round. Maps are flat representations of the Earth

Why are globes a better way of seeing the Earth than maps?


How many continents does the earth have?

North America

On what continent do we live

Pacific and Atlantic

What two oceans border North America

directions on a map

What information does a compass rose show

It uses letters and arrows

How does a compass rose show dirctions?

map keys explain symbols on a map

How do map keys help us to use maps?

a map that shows different landforms on Earth

What is a landform map?

a map that has numbered and lettered lines to help find things and places

What is a grid map

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