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Worldview

Factors that influence your perspective of the world

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Ethnocentric

Characterized on the idea that ones group is superior

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Patriotism

Love for ones country

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Relative location

Described by landmarks, time, direction, distance

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Absolute location

Latitude and longitude or address
Absolute geography

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Compromise

Distortion, false

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Physical geography

Physical look of a place
Ex river

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Maps vs globes

Maps: Good: whole, fold up, specific
Bad: not accurate at poles, flat
Globe: good: axis, more accurate
Bad: can't look at whole thing, not portable

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Compass rose

A direction indicator in which arrows point n a e w

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7 continents

Africa, America, Australia, n America, s America, Europe, Asia

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4 oceans

Article, Indian, Atlantic, pacific

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Types of distortion

Size
Shape,
distance
Direction

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Latitude runs - & - measures - & -

E & w, n & s

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Longitude runs - & - measures - & -

N & s, w & e

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5 themes

Movement, region, human- environment interaction , location, place
MR. HELP

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Hemisphere

(Half a sphere) globe cut in half

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Equator

Imaginary line that runs e/w exactly halfway between n/s poles

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Prime meridian

Imaginary line that runs from the n/s poles through Greenwich, England and cuts the world into e/w hemispheres

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Tropic of Cancer

Latitude line at 23.5 n of the equator

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Tropic of Capricorn

Latitude line at 23.5 s

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Article circle:

Lat at 66.5 n

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Antarctic circle:

Latitude line at 66.5 s

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North Pole

90 n

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South Pole

90 s

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International date line

180* from the pm 180 degrees east or west

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Cartographer

Map maker

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Legend

Key; something that translates symbols

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Types of maps

Political
Physical
General
Thematic
Relief/topographic
Mercator

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Political

Shows man made features (cities & boundaries)

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Physical

Natural features
Rivers mats

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Thematic maps

Map with a theme (only few kinds of info)

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Relief / topographic

Sharp & elevation -3d

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Mercator

Sailor map correct distance and direction distorted shape and size

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Scale

A line on a map that represents distance

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Time zones

24, us: pacific mt central Eastern

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Anticipate

To give advanced thought, discussion

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Perspective

Mentally view something

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Be able to locate these places

Black, Arabian, Adriatic, Mediterranean, Caribbean Seas, Bay of Bengal, Nile, Tigris, Euphrates, Yangtze, Ganges, Indus, Huang He Rivers, Himalayas, Italy, Greece, Egypt, China, Sparta, Athens, Rome, Carthage, Troy, Alexandria, Korea, India Plateau of Tibet, Japan, Sicily