LEV 4th

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LEV 4th
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2012-10-01 07:51:33
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Social studies map terms
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kinds of maps, geography, lines of latitude, etc.
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  1. On the map, the sytem of lines tha cross each other to form a pattern of squares are called ______     __________.
    GRID SYSTEM
  2. True or False:
    An INSET MAP shows a larger view of a small area on the main map.
    TRUE
  3. What tells the subject of the map?  It may also help you know what kind of map it is.
    MAP TITLE
  4. What is a small map or picture of a globe that shows where the place shown on the main map is located?
    LOCATER
  5. What explains the symbols used on a map?  Symbols can be colors, patterns, lines or other marks.
    MAP KEY
  6. 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
  7. This is the direction marker on a map.
    COMPASS ROSE
  8. North, South, East and West are called _______   _____.
    CARDINAL DIRECTION
  9. What is an INTERMEDIATE DIRECTION?
    directions between the cardinal directions.  such as northeast, northwest, southeast, southwest
  10. 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
  11. A _______    _______ shows what the surface of the Earth looks like.
    PHYSICAL MAP
  12. What is LOCATION?`
    the place where it can be found
  13. The actions of people change the environment...this is called ________.
    INTERACT
  14. Give some examples of PHYSICAL FEATURES.
    • landforms
    • bodies of water
    • plantlife
    • (features created by nature)
  15. Give examples of HUMAN FEATURES.
    • buildings
    • roads
    • people
  16. Areas on earth whose features make them different from other areas are called _______.
    REGIONS
  17. The study of earth and the people who live on it is called _______.
    GEOGRAPHY
  18. The people who learn all they can about places and people who live there are called _________.
    GEOGRAPHERS
  19. Half of the Earth is called a ________.
    HEMISPHERE
  20. The line that is halfway between the north pole and south pole is called the _______.
    EQUATOR
  21. What is the name of the line that divides the western hemisphere from the eastern hemisphere called?
    PRIME MERIDIAN
  22. The largest areas on Earth are divided into _________.
    Can you name a few?
    • CONTINENTS
    • Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America, Africa
  23. When you describe where a place is in relation to other places you are using _______    ____________.
    RELATIVE LOCATION
  24. Part of an ocean or sea extending into the land is a _____.
    GULF
  25. A _______ is a narrow cahnnel of water that connects two larger bodies of water.
    STRAIT
  26. A ______ is a narrow piece of land that connects to larger land areas.
    ISTHMUS
  27. TRUE OR FALSE
    Our earliest family members are called ANCESTORS.
    True (duh!)
  28. One's EXACT position on the Earth's surface is called ______  ________.
    ABSOLUTE LOCATION
  29. Lines that run east to west aare called lines of ________.
    (think of a ladder)
    LATITUDE
  30. Lines that run north and south are called lines of _______.
    LONGITUDE
  31. What is a PARALLEL?
    Lines of latitude because they are the same distance.
  32. What are the lines of longitude called that run the same distance apart?
    MERIDIANS

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