Thinking Spatially
Themes and Elements
World Regions
Elements of a Map
Types of Maps
100

What do geographers study?

The location of places and the people who live there

100

Why do geographers use themes and elements?

to understand the world

100

Why do geographers divide the world in regions?

to understand and study them better

100

What's the difference between a globe and a map?

globe is spherical, map is flat

100

What does scale show in a map scale?

the real distance between two places in the map

200

These are the similarities among places.

Geographic patterns

200

What's a GPS?

Global Positioning System , is a satellite system to find absolute locations

200

What's a region?

is a group of places with common traits

200

Answer true or false:

Latitude are imaginary lines that run east to west, parallel to the equator.

True

200

What's a cartographer?

are mapmakers, they create different maps for different purposes.

300

Why do we say geographers "think spatially"

because they think about the space on
Earth's surface, including where places are located and why they are there.

300

What's the difference between absolute location and relative location?

absolute location is the exact point where something is located, relative location is where a place is in relation to other places

300

Answer true or False:

Regions and continents are the same

False

300

The Earth divides in 2 hemispheres according to the line of equator, what are those 2 hemispheres called?

northern and southern hemispheres

300

What does a physical map show?

natural features of physical geography

400

What are Geographic Information Systems (GIS)?

are computer-based programs to create and analyze maps and other data.

400

Mention the 5 themes in geography

location, place, human-environment interaction, movement and region

400

How many regions exist?

11

400

The Earth divides in 2 different hemispheres according to the Prime Meridian imaginary line, whish are these 2 hemispheres?

western and eastern hemispheres

400

What's the difference between a political and a physical map?

political map: shows features that humans have created, such as countries

physical maps: show natural features of physical geography such as landforms


500

Mention 2 things they have in common and 2 differences between Rio de Janeiro and NYC

500

Describe Hermosillo using the 5 themes in geo...

500

Mention at least 5 regions.

500

Mention and explain at least 4 elements of a map

500

Describe political, physical and thematic maps

political map: shows features that humans have created, such as countries

physical maps: show natural features of physical geography such as landforms

thematic maps: they show a variety of geographic information, such as economic activities

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