Geography Tools
Directions
Longitude
Latitude
Labeling Section
100

What tool is an accurate model of the earth?  This tool is in the shape of a sphere.

Globe

100

What are Cardinal Directions?

The four main directions. (North, South, East and West)

100

The _______ _________ is a vertical line that divides the earth into the Western and Eastern Hemisphere.  This is a line of longitude.

Prime Meridian


100

What is a cartographer?

A person who makes maps.

100
Draw a Compass Rose with Cardinal and Intermediate Directions.

Answer will be drawn on board.

200

This kind of map is bumpy, or raised, and represents places in the United States that are the most rugged.

Raised Relief Map

200

Why do we use directions?

To get from one place to another.

200

Lines of Longitude are also called _________.

Meridians

200

The ______________ is a horizontal line that divides the earth into the Northern and Southern Hemisphere.  This is a line of latitude.

Equator
200
Use the Diagram on the board.  Label the 4 hemispheres.

Answers will be drawn on the board.

300

A _______ ______ unlocks the meaning of information on a map or globe.

Map Key or Globe Key

300

What is a compass rose?

A symbol that show directions.
300

The Prime Meridian lies at ________ degrees.

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300

Lines of Latitude are also called ______________.

Parallels

300

Label the Prime Meridian and Equator.

Answers will be drawn on the board.

400

This kind of map shows the entire world at once.  You can see the whole thing at once.

Flat World Map


400

What is the saying we use to remember the 4 main Cardinal Directions?

What does each word represent? 

Never, Eat, Soggy, Waffles!

North, East, South, West!

400

Lines of Longitude move in the direction from _______ to _________.

North to South

400

The equator lies at _______ degrees.

0

400

Label the North and South Poles.

Answers will be drawn on the board.

500

What is the definition of Geography?  Why is it important that we study Geography?

Geography is the study of the earth.  We study the continents, oceans, land features, etc.  Geography is important because...(answers may vary).

500

What are Intermediate Directions?

Points on a compass rose that are in between the cardinal directions. (NE, NW, SE, SW)

500

The point where latitude crosses longitude can be used to identify a specific location.  This is called a ________ _________.

Global Address

500

Lines of Latitude move in the direction from _____ to _______.

East to West
500

Label Lines of Latitude and Lines of Longitude.

Answers will be drawn on the board.

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