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Social studies map terms
kinds of maps, geography, lines of latitude, etc.
On the map, the sytem of lines tha cross each other to form a pattern of squares are called ______ __________.
True or False:
An INSET MAP shows a larger view of a small area on the main map.
What tells the subject of the map? It may also help you know what kind of map it is.
What is a small map or picture of a globe that shows where the place shown on the main map is located?
What explains the symbols used on a map? Symbols can be colors, patterns, lines or other marks.
What is a MAP SCALE?
this is used to commpare a distance on the map to the distance in the real world. you can find the real distance between places
This is the direction marker on a map.
North, South, East and West are called _______ _____.
What is an INTERMEDIATE DIRECTION?
directions between the cardinal directions. such as northeast, northwest, southeast, southwest
What does a POLITICAL MAP show?
the names and borders of political units in an area in which all the people living there are united under a single government
A _______ _______ shows what the surface of the Earth looks like.
What is LOCATION?`
the place where it can be found
The actions of people change the environment...this is called ________.
Give some examples of PHYSICAL FEATURES.
bodies of water
(features created by nature)
Give examples of HUMAN FEATURES.
Areas on earth whose features make them different from other areas are called _______.
The study of earth and the people who live on it is called _______.
The people who learn all they can about places and people who live there are called _________.
Half of the Earth is called a ________.
The line that is halfway between the north pole and south pole is called the _______.
What is the name of the
line that divides the western hemisphere from the eastern hemisphere
The largest areas on Earth are divided into _________.
Can you name a few?
Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America, Africa
When you describe where a place is in relation to other places you are using _______ ____________.
Part of an ocean or sea extending into the land is a _____.
A _______ is a narrow cahnnel of water that connects two larger bodies of water.
A ______ is a narrow piece of land that connects to larger land areas.
TRUE OR FALSE
Our earliest family members are called ANCESTORS.
One's EXACT position on the Earth's surface is called ______ ________.
Lines that run east to west aare called lines of ________.
(think of a ladder)
Lines that run north and south are called lines of _______.
What is a PARALLEL?
Lines of latitude because they are the same distance.
What are the lines of longitude called that run the same distance apart?