Maps and Globes Unit Vocabulary

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map
a picture that shows the location of something
continent
one of the seven main land areas of the Earth
ocean
a large body of salt water
globe
a spherical map of the Earth
map key
tells what the symbols on a map stand for
distance scale
the scale on map that tells the real distance
compass rose
a symbol on a map that shows there the directions are
cardinal directions
north, south, east, west
lines of latitude (parallels)
the set of imaginary lines on a globe or a map that run east and west - 0 degrees latitude is the Equator
lines of longitude (meridians)
the set of imaginary lines on a globe or map that runs north and south - 0 degrees longitude in the Prime Meridian
hemisphere
a half of the Earth
equator
an imaginary line that is halfway between the North and South Poles