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This tool tells you what different symbols on a map mean.

 map key

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On this continent, you will find the countries of Mexico, Canada, and the United States.

North America

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This Ocean surrounds the continent of Antarctica.

the Southern Ocean

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What hemisphere is in the North?

Northern Hemisphere

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What city in New York State has the biggest population?

New York City

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This tool tells you the directions on a map.
What is a compass rose.
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The countries of India, China, Russia, Japan, and Mongolia are found on this continent.

Asia

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This is the Ocean you would have to cross to travel from North America to Europe.

the Atlantic Ocean

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What hemisphere is in the South?

Southern Hemisphere

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What kind of map would you use to look at the population of New York State's capital, Albany?

Population Map

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This tool tells you the distances on a map.
Map Scale
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This continent is directly south of Europe

Africa

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This is the largest of the five Oceans.

the Pacific Ocean

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What hemisphere is in the West?

Western Hemisphere

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This region of New York State is all plains. It is very flat and is connected to New York City.

Long Island

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What type of map shows the geography of an area. It usually shows landforms such as mountains, rivers, and lakes.

Physical map

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This continent is the smallest.

Australia

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The Ocean that is the farthest North.

the Arctic Ocean

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What hemisphere is in the East?

Eastern Hemisphere

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Why do people typically settle near water?

Water is needed for survival. It is also a way to transport things by ship and boat.

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These are the vertical lines on a map that measure degrees East and West of the Equator.
What are lines of longitude
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This continent is the farthest south, and it is the only continent with no permanent human population.

Antarctica

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You would cross this Ocean if you were going from Madagascar (A country in Africa) to India (A country in Asia).

the Indian Ocean

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The imaginary line at 0 degrees latitude that divides the world into a northern half and a southern half.
What is the Equator.
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What is the name of the human-made canal that goes through New York State?

Erie Canal

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These are the horizontal lines on a map that measure degrees North and South of the Equator.

 lines of latitude.

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This continent is South of North America

South America

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This ocean touches New York City

Atlantic Ocean

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The imaginary line at 0 degrees longitude that divides the world into an eastern half and a western half.
What is the Prime Meridian
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Why was the Erie Canal and the Hudson River important?

To ship and trade goods across the state. 

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To find relative location, what are the key words in a question for the original location?

"of the _____________"

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Name and point in all the cardinal directions.

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These are the only two continents that are on the same land mass.

Asia and Europe

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Name and point in all the intermediate directions

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Name one of the mountain ranges in New York State

Catskill Mountains or Adriondack Mountains

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