Geography & Map skills vocabulary
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The middle line of latitude, measuring 0 degrees and dividing the globe into N and S hemisphere, runs east and west around the world
runs east to west from the north pole to the south pole. The Prime Meridian is at zero degrees longitude. The Prime Meridian divides Earth into the Eastern and Western Hemispheres.
Maps that show boundaries of parishes, countries, and states.
show mountains, rivers, deserts and other major landforms
shows the heights of mountains and other major landforms
shows what symbols on the map mean
shows directions: north, south, east, and west
shows distances between locations on a map
the study of the earth's physical and cultural features
materials found in the Earth that people need and value
natural features of the earth's surface (mountains and rivers)
the average weather over very a long period of time
body of salt water larger than a sea
land along a sea or ocean
a part of an ocean or sea extending into the land
body of land with water on ALL sides
a large stream of water that flows across the land
body of water with land on all sides
maps that show parts of the world as they were in the past
the main directions-north, south, east, west
is a small map or picture of a globe that shows where the place shown on a map is located
the points of a compass that fall between the four cardinal points (e.g., northeast, southeast, southwest, northwest).